Review of Crown of Embers (The Chosen #3) by Meg Anne
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Mother of Shadows (The Chosen #1) | Reign of Ash (The Chosen #2)
This copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
“There had been happiness here, but now all she could feel was the joy someone had taken in destroying it.”
If you’ve been following my reviews for awhile, you’ll know that this series is like my guilty pleasure. I adore Helena, Von, Ronan and the rest of the Circle and other supporting characters and am always looking to read more of their story. This installment did not disappoint!
Crown of Embers follows Kiri Helena and her Circle as they rally to find allies in the battle against Rowena and her Shadows. What I loved the most about this book was the chance to see more of Elysia as the characters travelled. We meet enemies and allies alike, both willing and reluctant and Helena must decide who is worthy of her trust. I especially enjoyed the Night Stalkers and am looking forward to learning more about the new character Reyna in the next book.
All of that said, if you’ve read the first two books in the series, you’ll know that each ended with pretty hefty cliffhangers (this one – not so much … *whew*). Well, let me assure you – within just the first few paragraphs, WE FIND OUT WHAT IS IN THE BOX (*glory glory hallelujah*). Thank goodness for that because I was so distraught at the end of the last book! I just needed to know!
“Let their blood bring new life. One for every one lost … “
One of the biggest plot points to Crown of Embers is Helena learning to handle unsurmountable loss, control her staggering power and strengthen the bond between her and Von now that they are reunited. With all of their plotting and planning, Helena is constantly on the go, without much time for herself, her Mate or the Circle and she must find ways to manage her duty and still live her life. Because there is so must strategizing in this book, the story did slow down in pace at times but never once did my interest wane.
Also – Ronan. SO MUCH YES. He has come to be my favorite in this series (I’m certain I do not stand alone) and I just want him to find the happiness he deserves.
As the ending neared, the atmosphere of the story grew more ominous and I just KNEW something was brewing on the horizon and oh boy did it! My lips are sealed other than to warn you to keep your pearls and Kleenex close. You may need them! (I AM STILL NOT OVER IT)
Overall, another fun installment of The Chosen by Meg Anne. I truly love this series, its characters and world. The next book cannot come soon enough!
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