Friday, February 19, 2016

Lastland by A.R. Ivanovich

Lastland, by A.R. Ivanovich, is the last novel in the War of Princes series. Let me tell you, this book was an amazing ending to an equally amazing series of books. It was full of surprises and what happened was so unexpected and shocking. Lastland, like the other three books, picks up where Monarch left off. Katelyn and her friends are still in the Northern Kingdom. Katelyn, using her special ability to find anything or anyone she wants, discovers the shocking truth about Prince Varion and his whereabouts. Now that the Prince is finally returned to his rightful place, the 700 year old war might finally be coming to an end. With the help of the Prince and her friends, will Katelyn be able to bring peace to Lastland, and save her precious Haven, which hangs now in the balance?
This entire series has been such a joy to read. I have read many dystopian young adult novels in the last few years, but this one was so different that it was refreshing. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all. It kept me entertained and hooked throughout the entire series, and was one of those series that I just could not stop reading until I was finished. I honestly hope that these books become bestsellers because they deserve it, and those who have not read it are truly missing out.

            Note: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review from NetGalley.

Monarch by A.R. Ivanovich

            I have recently discovered author A.R. Ivanovich and her war of Princes series, and I have to say that I am so glad that I did. I recently read and reviewed the first two books in the installment, and this is a review of the third book in the series. Monarch picks up where the second book Paperglass ended, with former dragoon, Rune Thayer, saving the children of Breakwater from Prince Raserion, who had taken the children to be trained as future dragoons. Because of this, all of Breakwater is in danger, and Katelyn, her friend Kyle, and Rune must travel to the North and request aid the enemy, Prince Varion. However, Katelyn finds herself unexpectedly in a deal she cannot refuse with Prince Raserion, and must decide who she can trust, and who the real enemy is.

            The novel was great, as were the other two in the series.  I have to say, Haven is my favorite in the series, but this book was amazing and well worth the read. There was not a lot of action throughout the book, but the ending was action filled and very exciting. Not only that, but the protagonists were betrayed by someone I was never expecting, and to say it was shocking is an understatement. By the end of the book, I was so glad that I already had access to the next book in the series, because I absolutely could not wait to read it and see what happened next.

     Note: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review by NetGalley.