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Released: June 4, 2019
Genre: Young Adult
Series: The Waking Land #3
Published by Del Rey Books
“Out of the three books, this is my least favorite. It had a slow start and it lacked the magic that the series in the beginning.”~ Under the Covers
This third and last book of Callie Bates’ Waking Land Trilogy comes to a full circle as Sohpy Dunbarron takes the stage. This book is in her POV as she takes responsibility for the kingdom, she never wanted to start with. To make matters worse, she is on her own. Elena and Johan, who freed and united the kingdoms are nowhere to be found. Not to mention her enemies and subjects have turned against her. This time, Sophy will have to deal with all the political issues, as well as her personal hardships all on her own.
I love that Bates gave Sophy a chance to prove herself without the full support of Elena and Johan and their magic. She gave Sophy a voice and the chance to prove she deserves to rule and making her own choices. And she did that in her own terms despite the pressures of being a woman in the throne, as well as being pregnant and unwed. I feel this last book was more about the politics of the kingdom then the magic that revolved around it. Rightly so since the story leads us to Sophy as the ruler, but I missed the magic that came with the story which we saw a lot of in The Waking Land and The Memory of Fire. Out of the three books, this is my least favorite. It had a slow start and it lacked the magic that the series in the beginning. I’m rating this book a 2.5-3 stars. Overall, the series as a whole is an okay read.
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