November 20, 2012

Review: Endless Magic by Rachel Higginson

Title: Endless Magic

Author: Rachel Higginson

Source: ebook from author for review

In the final installment of the Star-Crossed Series, we find Eden Matthews a prisoner in the very household she set out to destroy. She is without magic and engaged to the same boy who betrayed her and everyone she loves. With her wedding looming on the horizon, conditions for her people continue to worsen and her goal of offering her kingdom freedom seems further away than ever. Her brother is free however, and building a Rebellion that hopes to rescue her. Eden's parents are working with the Resistance and inside the Citadel Eden finds more allies than she thought possible. However, there is more at stake for Eden than just an unwanted marriage. Her heart is on the line too, as she fights the pressures of palace life, the prejudice ingrained in her people and a seemingly unbeatable king. Endless Magic is the fourth and final installment of the Star-Crossed Series.

My take...
I truly, honestly do not know where to start. This series had me so tightly pulled in so many directions I couldn't tell you which end was up. But trust me, it was a good thing. When a book can have that effect on you, actually all four books, you know it is a winner.

What did I love about Endless Magic? Well for starters I loved Eden's character so very much. I cannot believe how much she has grown over the course of the series. From the moment we first meet her until the end...she is a different person. It's kind of sad...they grow up so quickly. *sniff sniff* And I loved Kiran's character. Yeah I know I have went on and on before about how much I hate him, but he really is a great character. Now whether Eden ends up with him or Jericho is not for me to answer. Because I will say that Jericho is pretty stinkin’ awesome too.

I also loved how Endless Magic played out. I liked the whole idea of Eden being forced to live with Kiran at the castle. Because if it wasn’t for that time she wouldn’t have been able to realize half the stuff she did while there if she was off in some remote part of the world trying to figure out ways to bring King Lucan down. Watching old feelings emerge and new ones spark…eeep! I lost it. It was fun seeing it happen right before my very eyes.

What did I not like about Endless Magic? I think the only problem I had was just the way the whole ‘war/battle’ went down. Not so much that I didn’t like it, but it came off as kind of rushed. Like it started one second and then over the next. But will that stop me from rating it 5 glorious stars? No stinkin’ way! This book earned every single star.

With Endless Magic I was captivated until the very end and had the biggest grin on my face when I turned off my nook. Rachel did an amazing job tying up the series and giving us readers a couple to fall in love with all over again. Of course, now that I have officially made it out alive from this series (with my blood pressure back down to normal)…I need to look into her other works.  Fabulous job Rachel, I loved the series and sad that it is over.

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