Thursday, April 7, 2016

Review: Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Title: Bright Blaze of Magic
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Book Three in the Black Blade Trilogy
Published By: Kensington (April 26, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
Bad Things Always Come In Threes…

As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls. 

Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families--and kill every last Sinclair. What they don't know is that I'm on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I've got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side… 









Is it ever easy saying goodbye to a series, to its characters that you have come to know, love, and even call friends?

No matter how exciting it is to get to that last book, to see it all come together, and come to an end, it is always bittersweet as well. 

This last installment did not disappoint. I completely loved it and it stuck to the feel of the other books, both plot wise and character wise. And I have to give a big woo hoo for the Pork Pit shout out in it, I totally loved it and it made me grin like an idiot. 

Estep knows how to write and how to end her series. I never worry about what will happen because I just know it will be all for the best and do the whole series justice. 

I have absolutely adored this series from the first book and am so happy with the way it all came together for Lila, Devon, Felix and the lot of them. This was such a fun series and as sad as I am that it is all over, I'm also left very satisfied with it too and really, you can't ask for more than that. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

42 comments:

  1. The summary drew me all the way in after seeing that captivating cover. I love buying books so I have to put this on my list. Plus your review is so great too.

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  2. I agree, finishing a series is such a bittersweet thing. Will your questions be answered? Will the ending be lackluster? And when it's over. That's it. I can't tell you how many times I've bought the final book in the series and waited months to finally read it for those very reasons.

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    1. You aren't alone in that Tyler. ;)

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  3. Oh Kindlemom I know you love her YA series and I love her adult series so maybe I should give this one a try because I did like her Mythos Academy and I do like trilogies because you know there's not 10 or 11 titles out there waiting for you to read.

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    1. I love her adult series too! All her writing is always fabulous and I think if you loved her Mythos, you will like this one too. ;)

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  4. It's always great when the last book is good, and not a disappointment. Great Review

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  5. "Estep knows how to write and how to end her series. I never worry about what will happen because I just know it will be all for the best and do the whole series justice."

    YESSSSS! I couldn't agree more, I never feel compelled to read the end of her books just to make sure everything ends okay, I know it will even if my heart gets hurt along the way. This on my list for next week, can't wait!

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    1. That is a great way to put Jenny because it is so very true!

      Can't wait to see what you thought about it. ;)

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  6. Yay, Ali! I'm so happy to hear this one ends well. I can't wait to spend some more time with the gang! I'm especially curious about how Devon and Lilah handle their relationship. :)
    Lovely review!

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    1. I think you'll be very happy with it. ;)

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  7. I have the first two in the series in audiobook and keep thinking that I'll get to them once I've caught up on some others but being as there's only three I may just jump into them sooner. It sounds amazing.

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    1. With them all almost being out, it is a good time to start them. ;)

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  8. That is a bittersweet moment but awesome she did a fab job with the final :D

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  9. I can't believe this series is already done. I am reading this one this weekend. The Pork Pit? Curious.

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    1. From her Elemental Series. ;)

      I hope you like it Heidi!

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  10. I skimmed your review, since I'm currently reading book 2 and will start this one next. I am loving everything about this series so far.

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    1. So glad you are reading it and liking it!

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  11. I haven't read any of these, but I DO hear good things. I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

    -Lauren

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  12. Love when a series goes out on a high note!!

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  13. Woot..I saw your rating and did a jig. I will be reading this next week and I was hoping for a strong ending!

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    1. I think it ended very well and could even be open for more if she ever decides to. ;)

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  14. Couldn't get past the beginning of the first book, sadly, but I'm glad this is such a good series for you! Lovely review :)

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    1. That's too bad but completely understandable. ;)

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  15. This is the last?!?! NOOOO!!!!

    Well at least it's done well. I hope she doesn't plan on ending Elemental anytime soon

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  16. Yay, I had so much fun reading the first book so I'm thrilled you enjoyed this ending, Ali! :)

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    1. Thanks Kim, the whole trilogy was a lot of fun. ;)

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  17. Damn, did these books release within a short time of each other, or what? Seems like it.

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    1. I think like 6 months apart. She writes fast!

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  18. Wow, I love that cover! This is a series that I want to read and good to know that it ends well. Fantastic review as always! :D

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    1. Thanks so much Erin, and it really is a fun one, all her's are, YA and adult.

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  19. I'm so excited for this book. I'm waiting for the audio to come out. I will be snapping it up as soon as possible. I'm not a huge fan of YA, but this series has been a ton of fun so far. I'm really glad to see that 4.5 star rating. :-)

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. So glad you have had fun with it, especially since I know it isn't your go to genre. I hope you love it too!

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  20. I definitely like the sound of this. I'll have to look into it for sure!

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  21. I haven't read any of these but I am glad she ended it in a good way. It really is hard to say goodbye to a series that you love and characters as well. It's good that you are happy with the ending :)

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