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Beautiful Redemption Review

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Yes, it’s another book review, because that is all I have been doing here lately.  Reading.  I have really gotten on my reading train again.  And since I had reviewed the first three books, I thought I’d share the last book review.  I have finished reading the main books in this series.  Now onto the secondary stories and spin-offs.

 


Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles, #4)Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful Redemption

Now that I have finished the fourth book in the Caster Chronicles I am happy with the way the main story ends.

This review does contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.

At the end of Beautiful Chaos, I was frustrated with how the story ended. Not because it was bad, but because nothing was resolved. The neat and tidy ending I hoped for was not present. Thankfully, this book fixed that frustration. When Ethan dived off the tower it created a problem. I was curious how the next book would be written. Having both Lena and Ethan’s POV was very helpful. The multiple point of views solved the issues of not knowing what was going on in Gatlin, now that Ethan was not there.

The journey Ethan had to go on to find his way back was both adventurous and mundane. There had more to it. I know the boy had already been through more than enough; but, it felt too easy. There should have been more than a riverboat ride, hanging out with the gatekeeper and witty conversation with the villain. Fighting your way back to the land of the living should have required more.

However, I didn’t feel the same about Lena’s journey. Her side of things felt rushed, but intense. I loved seeing her in her pain, but not letting it consume her. That he love and passion for Ethan, guided her to him once more. Her friendship with Ethan’s family and friends blooming. Her determination to push all boundaries to find Ethan. Lena was a great character in the book. I loved how much more we saw of her.

I hated that Amma’s deal still stood at the end. But I appreciate that it wasn’t all well and good. That the characters had to lose someone, who was more than a secondary character. A lesson had to be learned for all. Sometimes stories focus on being happy rather than to push the boundaries.

Would I recommend this book: Yes.
Did I love this book: Yes.
Do you need to read the first three books: Yes.

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Beautiful Chaos Review

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I finished this book about a week or so ago.  I just now got to type out my review.

I have to say three things:

  1. I’m so proud that I haven’t stopped reading since I started again.
  2. This book was good.
  3. I actually have finished the following and last main book in the series.  So go me!

Below the line is my Goodreads review.  Check it out!


Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles, #3)Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful Chaos Review

This book was one of three I have thrown in my life. The ending had me frustrated. As I neared the end the book, I realized there were not enough pages to satisfy what I wanted. The ending was incredibly frustrating for me. Because I like neat and tidy, and this was not.

With that being said, this book kept my interest. I wanted to know what had happened to the order. I needed to know what Amma’s deal was. (Though I’m sure I know what it was.) I needed to know how this story was going to unfold.

Again, I say is this the end all, be all book that everyone has to read. No. But it is a fun adventure into the world that the authors’ created. I highly enjoyed traveling along with Ethan, experiencing his love for Lena. Exploring Link’s new life. Seeing how Ridley was dealing with her new path. Watching Olivia deal with the fall out from Beautiful Darkness. Seeing how all the mortals and casters travel in their directions and bouncing off of each other. Creating the chaos that directly affects Ethan and his world.

Would I recommend this book: Yes.
Did I love this book: Yes.
Do you need to read the first two books: Yes.

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Beautiful Darkness: My review.

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If you know me you know I love to read but don’t always get to complete a book.  So yes, finally I finished another book.   I really liked reading this book.  So below the line is my Goodreads review.  Check it out!


 

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Is this the book that changes the world. No. But is this a book that will entertain you as you enter into another world that can only be found in the pages of a book. Yes.

I have to say I enjoyed reading this. There were some mundane parts. Some highly impossible moments that seemed as if the writer was taking a shortcut or two. But I liked reading it. I enjoy Ethan’s story. How he and Lena have to deal with the worlds of caster and mortal. Seeing how the song changes. How impossible and improvable intertwine with what is actually happening.

It’s a fun read. It’s a quick read, once I got past the first few chapters, I couldn’t really put it down. It kept me drawn in.

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