Review: "The Beauty of Darkness" (The Remnant Chronicles #3) by Mary E. Pearson

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.

Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.



This book had one of the most explosive endings I've ever seen! Action, battles, secrets, conspiracies and romance!

After their close escape from the Komizar, Lia and Rafe race against time in order to warn the kingdoms of the coming threat. With a song in her ears and the determination she has, Lia becomes in this book one of the strongest characters I've ever seen. Some would say that she looks like Aelin/ Celaena but I disagree.
While my fire-breathing queen was trained as an assassin, Lia begins as a princess who in the course of the trilogy becomes stronger, trains in order to protect herself and at the same time she is a scholar. I loved every part of her in this book; from her courage and her ability to even make hard desicions to her stuborn behavior. How everyone expected her to be just a weak princess and she proved them ALL WRONG!

Now, Rafe was also a major factor in the story. Despite his love for Lia, we also see here a bad side, which is born from fear mostly. His relationship with Lia had its ups and downs and it made my heart ache every time I had to read through both their POVs.

And Kaden; he also goes under a major character development here even if he gets his happy ending in a rushed way. Also the supposed love triangle here is resolved in a very smooth way and early in the book too! The plot is not driven by the love triangle but instead from the hard desicions everyone in this story had to make.

The ending was hard for me. Until the last page I didn't know what would happen between Lia and Rafe, but when THAT scene was shown it was one of the sweetest moments I've ever read!

I will miss this trilogy. It was one of the best ones I've completed and I hope Mary E. Pearson will continue to write such amazing stories! ;)

And don't miss the rest books of the series!


 About the author:

Mary E. Pearson is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of ten novels.  Her works include her latest trilogy, The Kiss of Deception, The Heart of Betrayal, and the forthcoming The Beauty of Darkness which will be published in August.  
The Adoration of Jenna Fox, and the other books in the series have been optioned for film, and A Room on Lorelei Street was a Golden Kite Award Winner. She writes full-time from her home office in California where she lives with her husband.


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