Review: Sorceress

sorceressSorceress by Claudia Gray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Source: paperback copy courtesy of publisher

Please note this is a review of the third and final book of the Spellcaster trilogy and there may be spoilers in respect to earlier books, Spellcaster (my blurb) & Steadfast (my blurb).

At the end of Steadfast, Nadia made a decision which everyone knew just isn’t going to turn out well. And yet, no one has a better answer. In Sorceress, Nadia continues to feel the terrible conflict of that decision. She senses the darkness is creeping in and taking over her despite her best effort at fighting it. It’s a losing battle but she’s not going down alone and she will save her loved ones. Meanwhile… the world is coming to an end.

No one knew exactly how Elizabeth planned to bring forth the One Beneath but as Captive is being inundated with disaster after disaster, the townspeople rally to keep their town and each other alive. As solidarity prevails in times of peril, so does suspicions in times of stress & grief. The townspeople have now noticed all the strange incidents in the past and are looking for someone to blame. Of course, the obvious choice would be Verlaine with her lack of ‘being loved’ ability. She’s a courageous girl but she needed to be even braver now. Her salvation, though, came from an unlikely quarter. Verlaine, I think, trumps Nadia in this final instalment of the trilogy.

The many perspectives in Sorceress is what made the story flow in an ever changing current. This factor also gave the story the many facets enabling it to sparkle like crystals. It was such a fast read that just builds and builds to a crescendo in the final battle between light and dark.

I’ve really enjoyed the book and this trilogy. In comparison to the first 2 books, I seem to be missing the wham factor of the beginning and ending –they’re just not as memorable / engaging as the first 2 books. I’m quite happy with the ending except for 1 thing but I guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

Thank you, HarperCollinsPublishers for providing copy of book in exchange of honest review

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