Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Mini review: The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas

GoodReads: In a pursuit that has spanned continents, Iolanthe, Titus, and their friends have always managed to remain one step ahead of the forces of Atlantis. But now the Bane, the monstrous tyrant who bestrides the entire mage world, has issued his ultimatum: Titus must hand over Iolanthe, or watch as his entire realm is destroyed in a deadly rampage. Running out of time and options, Iolanthe and Titus must act decisively to deliver a final blow to the Bane, ending his reign of terror for good.

However, getting to the Bane means accomplishing the impossible—finding a way to infiltrate his crypt in the deepest recesses of the most ferociously guarded fortress in Atlantis. And everything is only made more difficult when new prophecies come to light, foretelling a doomed effort....

Iolanthe and Titus will put their love and their lives on the line. But will it be enough?


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Expected publication date: 13/10/15 

The Immortal Heights picks up where The Perilous Sea left off, and follows Iolanthe's and Titus's journey to take down the Bane.

I have to admit that I was kind of bored with the romance. I mean it was nice, but nice is all I can say about it. For me, it just didn't have the same level of swoons as it did in the previous books. No, it was the action that had me flying through the pages of The Immortal Heights. It's action packed right from the start, and at the end of each chapter there's a kind of cliffhanger that begs you to read on... the phrase 'just one more chapter' comes to mind. 

I loved Iolanthe's selflessness and her determination to protect the ones she cares for. Despite not loving the romance in this one I still appreciated her relationship with Titus, it's great seeing a couple who are so open with one another. Titus doesn't hide his fear from her and also knows when to step back and let her take charge. Her relationship with  Master Haywood was also really sweet, I want to see more father/daughter type relationships like this one.

All in all, it was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. Book one, however, remains my favourite!

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5 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear this was a satisfactory conclusion! I'm really excited to read it--yay for ARCs!--and feel reassured knowing this isn't a disappointing ending. Lovely, short-and-sweet review, Renu! :)

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  2. Gorgeous review Renu. <3 I'm so glad you loved this one :D But aw, I'm sorry it wasn't fully perfect for you :\ Aw, I loved the romance the most. But I understand what you mean :) Yay for loving the action :D I did too. Sigh. These books are amazing :) Thank you for sharing your thoughts about it sweetie. <3

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  3. I still haven't started this series but I'm happy to hear that the conclusion was satisfying :)

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  4. I'm sorry the romance didn't quite work for you as well as the first book! It takes more of a backseat in this final book, but I do think they have a fantastic relationship. This is how YA couples should always be! :P
    Lovely review, Renu!

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  5. Oh it's a shame that this one didn't have as many swoony feels as the first one, Renu.

    Fantastic review <33

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