Five Dark Fates Review

35391237._SY475_After the battle with Katharine the rebellion has fled back to Sunspool to recoup. Jules’s legion curse has been unbound after her mother’s death, leaving her out of her mind. Arsinoe has been keeping her quiet using her poisoner and low magic skills. Mirabella has disappeared and Katharine’s reign over Fennbirn still remains intact but it’s tenuous at best.

I thought all of the character development that occurred throughout the series really shone in this book. Just seeing how different the triplets are from one another yet still there is that undercurrent feeling of love and hope between them. I think that is what Mira is banking on when she ends up abandoning the rebellion and trusting Katharine not to kill her, also why Arsinoe doesn’t want to believe that Mira defected. They say time and time again that it would be easy to kill each other yet when it comes down to that moment they always pause and hesitate. The dead queens are really the ones who do all of the killing, Katharine is merely the vessel that they have been using to further along their plot to take over Fennbirn.

The previous books did such a good job establishing the world and the overall tone of the series that this book just launched straight back into the plot. Even though it has been over a year since I read the last book it was very easy to fall back into this world. The characters are all so distinct and varied and the plot was defined and easy to follow along with. The fantastical elements were incorporated quite organically into the story line and it was very engaging.

I thought the ending was very fitting for the series. I wasn’t able to predict anything that was going to happen and I was left feeling very fulfilled. It definitely didn’t blow me away by any means but I highly enjoyed my experience reading it!

⭐️4/5 stars action packed, fast paced, fitting ending to this series!

Buzzwordathon Wrap Up

Yesterday was the last day of the Buzzword Readathon hosted by BooksandLala on Youtube and I honestly did better than what I anticipated. I ended up completing two books last week that fit the prompt for this round. I finished Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte & Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake. Both were books I have been highly anticipating so I am happy that I got to them but I was also a little disappointed I didn’t end up reading any other books in the week. I will definitely be participating in future rounds of the Buzzwordathon, it was a very chill readathon with not a whole lot of rules, just try and best stick with the prompt and do your best!

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🐝 Buzzwordathon TBR 🐝

So in the spur of the moment I decided I wanted to participate in this round of the Buzzwordathon hosted by Books and Lala! I was on YouTube yesterday and I came across the announcement video for Round 5 and when I seen that the buzzword was numbers I decided to check my physical TBR (which I am trying to priorities) and I found 3 books that coincides with the prompt! I thought this was fate, this readathon starts tomorrow and these three books I have been dying to read now for a while, so why not! I’m not going to say that I am definitely going to finish all three books this week, but if I can just get to at least one of them I will be satisfied!

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Recent Book Haul

This is a haul of books that I have accumulated over the course of the last month or so.  I’ve really been trying to not buy a lot of books that I haven’t read yet and only getting new releases I’m super excited for or books I’ve read and rated 4 stars or over!

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

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Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

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