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In Truth and Ashes by Nicole Luiken
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Jan 11, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: 2017, adult, adventure, authors-to-look-out-for, fantasy, magic, mystery, netgalley, paranormal, romance, series, suspense, thriller, teenage, ya

Wow - what a finale to this intriguing series! This is one where I really believe it is necessary to have read the earlier books in the series before starting this on - but they make a great story, so it is well worth doing so IMHO! Readers of earlier stories will know that in this fantasy series there are other worlds besides the “True World”, they are the worlds of Fire, Water and Air. For some significant people, they have their equivalent person living on each world - they are their otherselves (hence the series title!). Much of this story is set on the True World, and focusses on Belinda who has otherselves on all the worlds and who were the heroines in earlier stories and who also have their parts to play in this story, too.

Belinda had been kidnapped as a child by a mysterious, notorious person known as Malachi. She has no memory of what happened to her during the days she was missing. Now she’s going to take part in the Binding Ceremony, an important event for her, her otherselves and the person to whom she is being bound as it will promise that she will marry him and that their otherselves will also be similarly bound together. When disaster strikes, Belinda needs to discover just what happened during those forgotten days, working with her friend Demian to do so. Can they find out what happened? Can they protect the Worlds and prevent their destruction? Can they - and their otherselves - find their soulmates and true love?

This is an action packed fantasy, with danger and perils around every corner as the otherselves strive to save all the Worlds and those of their other selves. It is a story of alternate worlds where teen heroes fight those willing to risk all to promote themselves and gain power. Love permeates throughout the stories and this book is an excellent conclusion to the trilogy. it fills in so many blanks from the other stories and adds to the readers’ understanding of the backstory and resolving things but only after some adventures and surprises along the way. This is a great series for anyone who enjoys fantasy, regardless of their age!

Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel. This is my honest review.
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Reading Progress

January 8, 2017 – Started Reading
January 9, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 11, 2017 – Shelved
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: adult
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: adventure
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: authors-to-look-out-for
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: magic
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: mystery
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: netgalley
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: paranormal
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: romance
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: series
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: suspense
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: thriller
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: teenage
January 11, 2017 – Shelved as: ya

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