Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova

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Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova

Published: July 12th 2016 by Silver Wing Press

Long live Solaris. 

One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped. She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn? 

So, I have had this book on my Kindle since August – I feel guilty for not reading it sooner! Obviously after the ending of Water’s Wrath, I HAD to know what was going to happen and how this whole thing was going to end! I feel like the characters made some huge steps in this book, but at the same time the plot suffered a little bit.

I think Vhalla definitely became the strongest version of herself in this book. She finally accepted who she was and she rocked it! I loved her strength in this one and I cannot believe it took her this long to become this way! I feel like Aldrik definitely helped her to become the person that she did and it was amazing! The pushed each other to be better versions of themselves, whilst still remaining the typical every day couple that you see when they argue. I feel like their romance became more relatable because of the arguing that went on!

Victor is pure evil. I was not expecting him to become this bad!! Then ending was absolutely EPIC!! It reminded me of one of those boss levels you face when playing some kind of video game and I absolutely loved it. I enjoyed the turn the story took and the way Victor became at the end. I would have liked to have seen more of him throughout the book and how the crystals influenced him etc. I feel like that bit was missing and needed a little more depth to it.

I think my issue with the plot was that it felt like they were sort of wondering around the country with no real clear idea of what was going to happen or what they really wanted to achieve/how they wanted to achieve it. They formed some plans for sure, but it almost felt like most of the wins happened through pure luck rather than any particular planning on part of Vhalla/Aldrik. Vhalla also kept mentioning about being the future empress when Aldrik was technically out of a throne… which also became a tad irritating after a while.

I absolutely adored the last 20% of the book and the epilogue!! I think everything worked out brilliantly and the epilogue was probably my most favourite part of the book!! Especially because…I can’t say. However, I am left with some unanswered questions which I find a little irritating.

All in all, I quite enjoyed this book and it was a good end to a great series. I definitely look forward to future works from this author! I gave this book 4/5 stars.

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