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One of the best series ever!

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Reviewed: 2020-09-05

This has been one of the best series I’ve ever read! And the narration by Rebecca Soler made it truly unforgettable. This final book in the series was the perfect finish to an incredible journey. There was so much action and intrigue in this book and many sweet romantic moments. I am hardly a young adult, so to say that I love a YA series this much is quite a compliment. I found myself laughing out loud many times during the book. My favourite sections were some of the banter between Scarlet and Winter. Comedy gold. Highly recommended, no matter what age you are!

Excellent

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Reviewed: 2020-08-10

Great book with a different take on some of the usual “magical beings”. Well written. The only detractor was the slow drawl of the MC as delivered by the narrator. It took about 3/4 of the book to get used to it. Looking forward to more in the series.

So good!

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Reviewed: 2020-07-24

Another incredible book in the series. I just love this series so much and how the story is progressing. So creative and gripping. Rebecca Soler once again did a truly incredible narration.

Beautiful

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Reviewed: 2020-07-18

I found this book a little hard to get into, but I am certainly glad that I persisted. The combination of magic, history, and human struggle was beautiful.

A way with words

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Reviewed: 2020-07-13

Coates has the ability to paint pictures with his words that stay in your mind. Even when describing the struggle of his generation, it was poetic. Well worth reading. Narration was superb.

Brilliant narration

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Reviewed: 2020-07-11

I’ve seen the movie years ago, and really enjoyed the book as well. Michael C Hall did an absolutely brilliant job narrating the story, and made it very engaging. A very pleasurable afternoon spent listening to this.

So much valuable info and insight

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Reviewed: 2020-07-07

What I loved about this book is how often I felt understood (for the first time) with regards to my sensitivity. Things that I always thought were wrong or confusing were explained so clearly. I would not say that I’m really high on the HSP scale, but I definitely resonate with many aspects. The value of understanding my HSP aspects causes me to give this book 4 stars. For someone who is even higher on the scale of HSP, potentially referred to as shy or other such terms, there’s a lot of really specific advice and tools to use. There’s so much information and I do highly recommend this book to other sensitives out there.

Very enjoyable

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Reviewed: 2020-07-06

Told from the perspective of a 12 yo girl, this was a very enjoyable tale of determination, adventure, war and magic. The narration was fabulous and I look forward to the next one in the series. I haven’t read any of the Spellmonger series and that didn’t affect my enjoyment of this book. Might have to read them one day too!

Excellent. Gripping.

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Reviewed: 2020-06-29

I haven’t read much sci-fi, but this book was excellent. There was just the right combo of geeky tech talk to make the concept believable, and not so much that I couldn’t stay connected to the book. The characters were awesome, and the narration of them was fabulous. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

Essential listening

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Reviewed: 2020-06-13

While this book is initially about the history and experience of racism in Britain, the book is relevant for North America as well. As the author says, discussion of racism in Britain is often eclipsed by the racism in the United States. This book was so well presented in terms of the research and the concepts and I’ve noted down several quotes I wish to share with others. I especially appreciate chapter 7 as it relates to what’s going on in the world today with the global BLM movement. Essential reading.