Review: I would like to start off with, I love Kimberly Derting and her work, but …. This series has never been a favorite of mine, I always felt like it just had a little too much going on. I think the biggest thing was I just never liked the main character Charlie, she just never seemed to be relatable or that strong of a character in my book. There were also the problems of having too many different points of views from four to five different characters in the book, even though each chapter was labeled on who was talking that time. I just felt like the story was almost separated then put together as a whole. I know many will not like this review or even argue with me about, go ahead. I love to hear peoples different opinions that I loved or otherwise did not. I do look forward to reading many more series from Kimberly Derting, hopefully not the same as this one.
2 out of 5 stars.
304 pages. Hardback.
Young Adult. Romance. Fantasy. Dystopia. Science Fiction. Paranormal.
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Summary: True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy.
Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks.
When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom.
But things aren’t always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap—one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.
-Summary from GoodReads.com