Frozen Tides

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Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms #4)

By Morgan Rhodes

Genre: High Fantasy

Expected Publication Date: December 15, 2015

Bang Bang Rating: bombbombbombbomb 1/4

Overview

Cleo and Magnes have failed in their quest and must return to Limeros to face the consequences from King Gaius.

The Good

  • Once again, Rhodes knows how to keep a story moving.  There is constant story and it’s mostly unpredictable.
  • Villains. Gaius is no longer the only villain.  There’s a new girl and new guy in town and they know what they want.  I like when authors go for the evil.  If you are going to have a villain, make them the worst human being on earth.
  • #WeNeedDiverseBooks. I’m guessing that the Kraeshians are equivalent to Spaniards and the new member of Jonas’ revolution is black.
  • morgan rhodes signatureMAGNUS AND CLEO FOR LIFE.  Sure his father murdered her father and sure he killed her lover but who cares, they’re awesome!  This is one of my favorite YA couples because Cleo is Magnus’ backbone.  They literally complete each other.  When I met Morgan, I asked her to write Magnus and Cleo for life in my book.  I expressed how much I loved them and asked if they were going to be together forever.  She basically didn’t confirm or deny their impending union and when she gave me a flyer with a guy and a girl on the cover I squealed.  She said that the couple wasn’t necessarily Magnus and Cleo.  Boo
  • This book isn’t as confusing as the previous three.  There is a storyline with angels and watchers and it was a bit confusing keeping up with all of them in addition to the many human characters. I feel like Rhodes toned that down considerably and it’s all about everyone’s quest to get the orbs to be the most powerful.

The Bad

  • I didn’t like the final 20 pages or so. That’s all I’ll say about that.
  • Lucia. I DO NOT LIKE HER.  She’s a horrible person yet Rhodes tries to redeem her.  No, she is unredeemable in my opinion.

Overall

I think it is Game of Thrones for teens.  There are young ladies on redemption missions, there’s a callus king, there’s a quest for ultimate power, and there’s romance.  Falling Kingdoms is a good time.

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