I did enjoy this book but this book was not constant in how unique the story telling was. Some points really did surprise me (deaths of some characters especially the queen) but the ending of Mare going with Maven was so predicable and I really was not wowed by the end of the book. The ending did not wow me but I loved the story overall. It really pushed this story further in a lot of ways and I loved all the new characters that we met as well. It really pushed this book in to more a encompassing story and not just one about some children trying to fight a war.
The new characters added some new drama and life to this story. I hope we get more of them in the next book and also Julian is back and that was nice surprise as well.
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