By: Kimberly Derting
Published By: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Page Count: 336
Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher via Edelweiss
Audience: Young Adult - Dystopian
There is no doubt about it; this series just isn’t as good as The Body Finder series, also by Kimberly Derting. It is set on a larger scale, deals with the strife of Queens, and still has romance, but I just didn’t feel the passions of the characters in the same way. None of them ever seemed quite as real as Violet and Jay did.
True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy. Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks.
When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom.
But things aren’t always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap—one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.