Series: Broken Destiny #3
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on July 25, 2017
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Length: 9 hours, 8 minutes
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You can run from your destiny, but you can't hide ...Ivy thought that she and Adrian had conquered their fates. Yet with thousands of innocents still trapped in the demon realms, she's determined to locate the final hallowed weapon and harness its unparalleled power to free them. But the last relic nearly put Ivy in the grave--there's probably no coming back from this one.
Adrian's dark lineage has made him the most powerful of his kind, yet even his incredible abilities might not be enough now. Instead, the treacherous fate he has fought so hard to escape might be the only way he can save Ivy. Their scintillating bond has been tested before, but never with so much on the line. Now fate will come head-to-head against true love, and nothing they've endured can prepare Ivy and Adrian for the unthinkable choices they'll face
I listened to The Beautiful Ashes as a “reread” right before getting The Sweetest Burn. I was able to get both in digital audio from the library. Now I was also able to finish the trilogy with The Brightest Embers, getting the audio at the library.
Ivy is a new adult. Somehow I expected her to be less whiny and at least, learn and grow throughout the series. I was excited to think she would build a team and they would work together to find the artifacts, while she and Adrian furthered their relationship as they worked together to save the world. Both Ivy and Adrian progress somewhat but I still found them to be rather childish and annoying. Their relationship continues with its ups, downs and protect each other through lies or omission behavior.
The other characters, Zach, Jasmine, and Kosta are barely developed. They revolve around Ivy and Adrian with limited impact. We do get the story about Ivy’s mother and how she came to leave Ivy.
Tavia Gilbert is Ivy’s voice to me. She felt right and comfortable in this role. I’m still uncertain about Adrian’s sort of Russian accent but I’m used to the voice for it now. The others were good, even with the limited amount they were in the story.
The search and save the world part of the plot took the scenic route, but with more of a map this time. Ivy shows more courage and determination in this round, in addition to her passion for the oppressed. Overall, I just couldn’t connect enough to these characters. Except Brutus, I love Brutus. I am glad to know this trilogy; I love this author, but I prefer some of her other series.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- 2018 Library-Love Challenge
- COYER Winter Switch