I am honored to be part of The Beauty of Darkness Blog Tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the first few chapters- because like you- I’ve not read the entire book. The first in the series, The Kiss of Deception blew me away. I was so surprised by the twists and so swept away with the characters I knew I’d be addicted to this series. The sequel, The Heart of Betrayal, was somehow capable of building on the first book and being even better. How often is a sequel even better than the first book? Not often. I can’t wait to read the entirety of The Beauty of Darkness and see how Pearson ends this story line and where she leaves her characters.
About the Book
The Beauty of Darkness
By: Mary Pearson
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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.
Thoughts on Sampler
Oh my goodness! That was my first thought. These first pages (first five chapters to be exact) were so ‘edge of your seat’ for me. I was immediately pulled back into the story and was frantically flipping through the pages.
Lia has been hurt and is in and out of it. I love that Pearson writes this series in first person because I felt like I was Lia. I could nearly feel her confusion, pain and sadness. Many times when a character is shot with an arror or sliced by a sword it doesn’t seem to really hurt them all that badly. Not so in this book. Lia is in drastic pain and it comes across the pages. It feels realistic. This pain stands to only make her a stronger person and set her more directly on the path laid before her.
There was a bit from Rafe’s point of view and it helped to build up the location and scenery of where they are hiding out. The immense need to help Lia to heal but also get as far from their enemies adds tension to the pages.
The Komizar’s fate is questioned- is he dead? Surely so. He was stabbed with a poison blade. Rafe saw him and he appeared life-less. But, what if he somehow survived? And what of Kaden? What motives drove his actions?
ALL THESE QUESTIONS. But! The wait is over! The Beauty of Darkness is available TODAY. So, run out and buy your copy or take your chances to win one below.
I’ve got one (1) hardcover copy of The Beauty of Darkness to give away. This giveaway is hosted by the generous folks at Macmillan so it’ll be US/Canada only and provided by them.
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