Review of The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting

The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting


Review: I feel like the characters of this story are one of the only reasons I read this series still, that and I love Kimberly Derting. Though the contents of this book felt like it was all just filler and that nothing was really worth much attention. I have high hopes for the next and final book in the series, maybe it will pull me back into it as the first one did. ( sorry for the lame review)

2 out of 5 stars.

352 pages.

young adult.

Published by Margaret K. McElderry.


Summary: At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.


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