Blog Tour- The Beauty of Darkness Sampler Review + Giveaway


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

TheBeautyofDarknesspicThe 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 poisonย 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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  1. Dani says

    Hmm thats a different question. I am drawn to all but if I had to choose it would be Kaden. We do not have a proper conclusion on what happened to him so I am curious on what happened to him and the city.

    • says

      Yes! Me too! I want to know what his motivations are and I must know his outcome. It was a hard question because all the characters are so great.

  2. Dani says

    Hmm thats a difficult question. I am drawn to all but if I had to choose it would be Kaden. We do not have a proper conclusion on what happened to him so I am curious on what happened to him and the city.

  3. Bella Rose says

    I’m drawn to Lia the most because of how interesting she is and how much I feel the need to know her.

  4. says

    I am so excited for this book! I read The Heart of Betrayal last month and I am excited to see where this series finishes.

  5. says

    Can’t wait to read the last book in my favorite series! I loved your review of the sampler I’m glad to hear good things about it!

    • says

      I love Lia, we share a name and character traits! She is so strong willed and strong and has endured a lot in the past months. Can’t wait to see her final developments as a character and see her relationship with Rafe grow.

  6. Vivien says

    For now Kaden, but I am interested to know if my feelings will change after the last book. This has happened before….

  7. Daniela says

    I’m not sure yet because I haven’t started the series , but I would love to own this one and get started.

  8. Valerie Pennington says

    Gosh, I’m rereading it via audiobook and I love Walther. I’m crying a little because of… So excited for this last installment.

  9. says

    To be honest *don’t hit me* I haven’t read any of these books yet… But I have the first two! And I want to curl up on a long weekend and read them all through!

  10. Elina says

    It’s been a year since book 2, but for me it is Kaden, can’t wait to read The Beauty of Darknes…my TBR is so so long.

  11. says

    Lia is amazing because she is strong hearted, she knows who she is (personality wise), and she does what she wants when she wants. I love how she had developed throughout the series and can’t wait to see what she does and what happens in the series finale. Plus, if my name had one less letter we would have the same name! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Aisha Farah says

    I am most drawn to Kaden, for sure. He’s so mysterious and has lived a very difficult life, but at the same time, he can be so kind and gentle.

  13. says

    Gorgeous post sweet girl. <3 Thank you for sharing about this pretty book ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm sure you have read all of it by now, and I hope you loved it ๐Ÿ™‚ Though, heh, after I read a 1 star review of it, I don't think I could ever like this book :p But yeah. I love that you love this series so much ๐Ÿ˜€ Yay! Anyway. Gorgeous chapter review Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

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