Title: Fragile Reign
Author: Stacey O'Neale
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: Mortal Enchantment, book three
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review--thanks so much, Stacey!
All I can say is 'Wow'. Oh, and, 'Is there another book?'. I'm kind of gunshy about series ending, or getting close to it--I'm always afraid that I'm going to get emotionally invested and then it's going to let me down.
And I'm so, so, so happy to report that Fragile Reign did not disappoint me. In fact, this is probably the best book in the series so far! Holy shit. If there isn't more, I just might curl up under my covers and never come out. Fragile Reign picks up after Mortal Enchantment, pulling no punches--O'Neale gets straight to the action!
Kalin is struggling to maintain her grip on the throne. And she has to marry another Air Elemental, Sebastian. (Thanks to Cassandra Clare, I hate that name. Lol.) Struggling desperately to remain true to herself and her own desires and keep a steady grip on elemental courts going out of control? Not an easy task. And it just gets worse when Rowan's issues come to light. (Trying to inform you guys without spoiling anything is difficult.. Lol.)
The pacing was fantastic--I couldn't put it down. It was amazing. The characters, old and new, were great--Kalin and Rowan especially! I was so happy that their relationship evolved, and took a real center in what was happening. It was really well balanced with the court intrigue and politics as well. I loved the way the book ended, but I need more! The bottom line: Another fantastic entry in the Mortal Enchantment series, Fragile Reign was absolutely captivating! Next on deck: The Very Best of Kate Elliott by Kate Elliott!