Sunday, March 13, 2016

Book Review: Lastland (The War of Princes 4) by A.R. Ivanovich

ISBN: 9781939106599
Published: January 5th, 2016
Publisher: Alloy Entertainment
Read from February 26th to March 10th, 2016
Synopsis from Goodreads:
After a devastating attack on the Northern capital, Prince Raserion has taken everything from Katelyn Kestrel . . . everything but her will to fight back and save the people of Haven.
Out of the ashes of a burning city, Prince Varion, ruler of the Northern Kingdom, resurfaces, intent on ending the seven-hundred-year war once and for all. But he can’t succeed without Katelyn’s help. She has the powerful ability to find anything she seeks—even the enemy himself, Prince Raserion.
While the two armies gather strength for one final showdown, Katelyn finds herself on the frontlines of war, pinned between right and wrong, friend and foe, life and death. With Haven’s fate hanging in the balance, Katelyn’s struggle will not only decide her future, but the future of the broken Kingdom of Lastland.


As with all of my other reviews of this series, this one will be spoiler-free, which also means it will likely be brief. It's not that I don't have a million things to say; it's that those million things are all spoilers.

What I can say is that I loved this conclusion to the series. I can't say that it's one hundred percent the way I would have wanted it to end, but I would never expect that. I did thing it was incredibly well done, and the series continued to trend of keeping me on my toes as I read and tried to figure out what was going to happen next. There were quite a few things I had wished for in this book that did, in fact, happen.

One thing that surprised me was how much closure there seemed to be towards the end. I felt like the book gave the ending more time than most other books I've read, and I enjoyed that. I really liked getting to see some of the aftermath of the climax of the book. That being said, the epilogue got me curious again, and now I feel like there could be more to that story. It makes me wonder.

I actually think that I'm going to write another post on my blog where I just go on about spoilery stuff for a while because I think I need it. And spoilers for the series as a whole, not just the last book. Since I've been keeping all of these reviews spoiler-free, I feel like I have so much to say, so don't be too surprised if that happens in the next week or so.

Overall, I really loved this series. It was one of the best that I've read recently, and I think it's going to stick with me as one of my favorites. Katelyn and Rune are one of my favorite couples that I've read about lately, and the friendship between Katelyn and just about all of the other characters, but especially Kyle, was just as great to read about. And the story had me constantly guessing about what would come next. It was just all around a wonderful experience.

I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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