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(Clandestine Magic #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  21 reviews
In this final book of the Clandestine Magic trilogy, Beatrix Harper is poised to help her sister accomplish an audacious goal. They’re on the brink of winning back a key right for typics that wizards took away—and maybe, just maybe, getting women more rights in the bargain.

But first she has to rescue Peter Blackwell, trapped in a dark-magic coma. And figure out what a form
Published November 29th 2020 by Slender Sky Books
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Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
I read this both trying to savour every moment of this final book, whilst also being absolutely desperate to find out what happens next. I wanted to complete the story yet at the same time never finish it, because this story of Beatrice, Peter, Rosemary, Lydia, Martinelli et al has rapidly become one of my favourite series' ever.

There was just so much that happened in this final instalment, with twist upon shock upon surprise. Not once did the pace drop, this held my attention with a firm grip
Julie - One Book More
The epic conclusion to the Clandestine Magic Trilogy, Revolutionary picks up where Radical left off. Peter is in the hospital with Beatrix holding vigil by his side. The pressure mounts as Peter remains in a coma, and Beatrix has to deal with outside forces that continue to try to manipulate them. Beatrix, who has realized that her feelings for Peter are real and not because of the vows, determines to do whatever it takes to pull Peter out of this suspicious coma and figure out who is targeting ...more
Colleen Cowley
When I started down the road that ended with this book, I thought I was writing one novel, not a trilogy. I was more of a seat-of-the-pants novelist then, and I had to get partway into the first book before I realized that, in fact, it was the first book and not the sole one.

That's a roundabout way of saying that there's a scene in this book that I had in mind from nearly the beginning. It was really something to finally get to write it. Even better was dreaming up a bunch of plot twists that wo
Christina Morland
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The brilliant culmination of the Clandestine Magic trilogy, Revolutionary opens with Beatrix and Peter stuck, each of them, in a seemingly impossible trap. Throughout this book, they must confront challenges requiring them to decide what is most important to them--and how much they're willing to sacrifice for their convictions, their friends, and for each other. As I neared the last page, I didn't want this series to end--yet I was so satisfied with how the story concluded. I loved this book and ...more
Sandy S
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--REVOLUTIONARY is the third and final instalment in Colleen Cowley’s multi-genre CLANDESTINE MAGIC /paranormal/ UF/ Gaslamp fantasy series focusing on thirty-three year old, wizard/omnimancer Peter Blackwell, and his lab assistant suffragette Beatrix Harper. REVOLUTIONARY should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up immediately after the events of book two RADICAL

NOTE: If you have not read book two RADICAL, there may be spoilers in my review.

Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing

The story picks up right after it left off in the last book, Radical. With no job and left to take care of Peter who has no insirance, Beatrix shoulders the burden of worry both of Peter's life and on her family's support given her lack of job.

They deal with hospital bills, paying the roof over their head, Washington's endless cook ups to bring them down that turns more violent as time passes, forwarding women's rights, Peter's lack of job, and his' R& D job from before offeri
Life is in the balance for a wizard, a women's movement leader, and possibly more if they can't stop a madwoman and the government conspirators all on their tail. Finales should be GRAND and this one was coming off a big surprise ending so I was raring to press forward.

Revolutionary is the third book in a trilogy and must be read in order.

Beatrix Harper has many regrets, but as she sits at the hospital bedside of Omnimancer Peter Blackwell who is in a magically induced coma thanks to a traitor f
Marianne Boutet
I love a series wherein everything comes together and the ending is realistic as well as satisfying. Well done, Ms. Cowley!
Sarah Elyse
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The distribution of power has clear consequences especially when we understand that those in power have no reason to want to share it. If you have power, why would you give it up? The growing number of women trying to dismantle the patriarchy pose a threat to those in power, and those in power will do anything to keep it. In Revolutionary, we find out what anything means.

Like the two novels before it, I was unsure of the path Cowley was leading me on. Cowley had me suspicious of everyone and mad
Granthana Sinha
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it

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Revolutionary by Colleen Cowley

📓Genre: Fantasy  YA
     Star: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌠(4.1)

🔖The author sent me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
🔖I always feel that the trickiest part of any story ― is the ending. And having read this final book in the Clandestine Magic series, I can safely say, the author has delivered a brilliant end to an equally interesting trilogy.
🔖The story picks up where the previous one ended, primarily focusing o
Julie E. (Bookshelf Adventures)
Absolutely amazing conclusion to the Clandestine trilogy.

Full review on my blog here:
Dave Higgins
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Cowley continues her tale of an America changed by the existence of magic with a blend of political thriller and romance that will appeal to fans of either.

This is the third and final book in Cowley’s Clandestine Magic series. Possible spoilers ahead.

After being used to power a weapon of magical destruction, Peter is in a coma. Pretending to be his fiancée has allowed Beatrix to remain at his side for now; however, the government wish to move him to another facility. She doesn’t trust their moti
Jan 12, 2021 rated it liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

In the third an last (?) book of the Clandestine Magic trilogy the main characters finally learn what they really feel for one another - at a high price. We start of with Peter in a coma and Beatrix recovering in hospital. While trying to find a way to make Peter wake up she starts to realise that something fundamental has changed between them. Something that gives the story a happy period very early on - to early to fool any accomplished rea
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Biting bullets! Colleen shakes it up with this tumultuous rollercoaster, breaking out the heavy artillery, ammo aplenty and spinning magic abound, hooking you from the first sentence until the very last word, hurling this jewel to staggering heights. Throw in some captivating drama, perilous intrigue, sinister schemes, brutal tactics, spiraling danger, swirling suspense and intense situations ensue, you have one mind-blowing adventure, merging this gem together seamle
Unfortunately the last book in the trilogy left me with pretty mixed feelings. The story moved at a better pace than the last installment so I was never bored but it never quite managed to hit the right stride of buildup and resolution. Sometimes reveals would come too early or be foreshadowed too often, sometimes we'd get a reveal first and then a tension building scene that doesn't really work because we've already gotten the reveal. It wasn't a huge problem by any means and several of the twi ...more
Belinda Kroll
Solid and satisfying ending to a well-thought out, alternate reality, political thriller fantasy. Some of the writing near the end felt rushed. Sometimes I couldn't tell who the "he" or "she" was that a character was looking at and the previous paragraph didn't provide the right clues. Ultimately, the character and plot strength won. Great finale for Crowley's debut trilogy. ...more
Helena Nicholls
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-4 stars
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mir hät die Serie guet gfalle und ich bin au mit em Endi sehr happy gsi. Nu de Höhepunkt isch irgendwie so chli schnell cho, han im erste Moment gmeint, es steckid beid im ne Wunschtraum fest...
Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this whole series. This wraps unit all up in a pleasing way.
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars

We start this book with a lot of chaos. Beatrix is trying to figure out how to get bye with no job and no money. There’s also looming hospital bills and Peter is not able to help with that (trying not to spoil anything). I did enjoy my time with this series. This book was the one that took the longest for me. I think the flow was a bit slower paced and there’s not a lot of action going on. We get towards the end and everything see
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Colleen Cowley writes romantic fantasy in (warped) modern-day settings because, c'mon, who doesn't secretly wish for some magic in real life?

If you're a reader who prefers to know certain details upfront — like whether a book has a happy ending, what the level of violence or trauma is, whether there are sex scenes and how substantial a part romance plays in the plot — you can find that at colleenc

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