Love will be tested, great powers will emerge, and hearts will break over a death no one saw coming….
Princess Alannah hoped that upon her arrival in Anrad, things would begin to look up. But she comes to find that the warrior fae that she has fallen in love with is truly the Prince of Anrad and has been betrothed to another by his dying father. Isibeal, his betrothed, is beautiful, strong, and hiding a secret that Alannah is determined to reveal.
Adding to her worries, her sister Evyette has set off on a journey to uncover her increasingly mysterious past. Finally discovering who she is and where she came from, Evyette will find that some things are better left unknown. As Tristan and Kaleb help Eveytte through this discovery, she is yanked from their clutches by Samil who has volunteered her as the final sacrifice for him to remain in this realm.
Will Alannah succeed in her training at the hands of Master Jadoc, the Elder Faerie and still make it in time to join Tristan and Kaleb in stopping Samil? Will Brennus go against his dying father's last request and follow his heart?
ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME!!!! Why in the HELL would you leave THAT big of a flipping cliff hanger Barbie???? AHHHHHH!!!
Okay, so while I was reading BOTS, this is what happened to me (and what I ended up saying out loud) and probably why my boyfriend looked at me like I was from mars:
*eyes widen* ooooh no he didn't!!!
"Jeremy, if you interrupt me one more time I will hit you with my Kindle"
'if he doesn't fix this I'm going to flipping strangle him!'
'oh come on!!! SOMEBODY better whoop his a**'
'no no no no no no noooooooo'
'awe that's so sad yet so sweet'
'YES! DON'T GIVE UP!!!'
*slapping Jeremy on the arm* "WHAT THE EF! WHAT THE EF! WHAT THE EF!"
And that's just some of the mentalness that attacked me while reading. All I can say now with the emotions still running high through me is: "Barbie, you better get the third book published pronto!!! I cannot survive with that much of an emotional cliffhanger!!!! AHHHH!!!"
Okay, so in BOTS, there is no wooing from B, because hey, she already had you snared from MOTP (Mark of The Princess). So it reads like the middle stages of love, where you know the flow of the relationship (characters vs. readers), and you think you have all details mapped out...... NEWS FLASH! No, you don't! Barbie throws you through an emotional wringer, leaving you gasping for air and in a state of shock at the end.
You'll think to yourself 'Yeah, I know who's going to end up with who, and you knooow they're going to have a happily ever after and whoop some major but, go good guys!', but Barbie just laughs in your face and says, 'hey, watch this', and BAM!!! all preconceptions are thrown right out the flipping window leaving you in a state of what-the-ef-ery.
As much as I would LOVE to go into explicit details about how much parts of this book affected me, and could probably write thousands of words on my feelings of what happened, I CAN'T because that would be a HUGE spoiler, and as much as I am in dire need to vent about the awesomeness and sometimes tragic (very heartbreaking, sob in your cheerios and go into a depression, tragic) parts, I shall not spoil the book for you.... *sobs* it's just soooo hard!
But, what I can tell you is: Yay! no more love triangle! BUT you will flip when you find out what exactly happens between some relationships and who actually ends up falling for who (never guessed that would of happened and, oh my flipping monkeys, I'm still reeling from it).
There are MANY climatic scenes in this book, and while with some books there's a drag between action, in BOTS there isn't, which makes the ride much more fun and even more ensnaring. The battles the characters face are written out beautifully to where you get the full scope of whats going on without the nauseant pages long of blah-blah-blah details that end up making your eyes glaze over and cause you to lost track of what's happening.
The character vs. reader emotional tie in this book was so strong that i literally started crying. Not just a glimmer of tears with a little sniffle cry, but full out, tears streaming down my face, snot building in my nose, completely unattractive cry. And that RARELY occurs for me. So bravo Barbie! Major brownie points for you with that one :)
Unlike a lot of series where one book is better than another, or (as is dreaded by a lot of readers), you absolutely HATE the second, third, etc. and can't believe you wasted that much time reading it, BOTS is actually one of those rare occasion books where it's not better or worse, it is a perfect continuation. Almost like the second part of a movie where the climatic scenes increase more for the epic precipice.
I cannot stress enough my level of recommendation for this series. I'd be screaming in your ear and threatening you with a wooden spoon (hey, they can hurt really bad if used properly) until you finally relented and clicked the little button that says 'buy now'. Soooo, what are you waiting for?
Until next time, Happy Reading!
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