Thursday, January 9, 2014

[Book Review + Giveaway] The Offering by Kimberly Derting

The Offering (The Pledge, #3)The Offering

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.


This was definitely an exciting ending to The Pledge Trilogy. With amazing character development, unexpected twists, and thrilling action this is exactly how good story should end. Go out with a bang.

The Offering starts off with Queen Elena and Niko planning against Ludania to get something that both of them wants – Sabara. While Niko is still trying to be together with her, Queen Elena wants to live forever and have the powers that she heard of. Sending Xavier’s hand to Charlie is the first step to it. When Charlie receives the package, she decides to do what is best for her – to get rid of Sabara once and for all and finally take control of her body. But leaving the country to meet Queen Elena might have started the war after all and betrayal of Niko screws things up. 

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All the previous characters that I felt in love with in previous books were all there. In The Offering we have a chance to read POVs of Max, Brooklyn, and Sage to spice things up. I would have loved to read more of Sage’s POV – she was definitely a surprising and influencing character in the story. 

There were some moments where I wanted to strange Charlie throughout the series just because of how annoying she sounded with Sabara being in her but I was relieved when she actually started to act like a real Queen. Also, her and Angelina’s broken relationship really made me upset but everything that worked out was good. This was good ending to 2013 series.


CHECK OUT MY REVIEWs OF the PLEDGE & the ESSENSE - Previous books "THE PLEDGE" SERIES! 
The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)The Essence (The Pledge, #2)

kimberly dertingAuthor Kimberly Derting
Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, and THE TAKING (coming April 2014 from HarperTeen). She lives in the Seattle area, with her husband and three children, who often find the outrageous things they say either in the pages of her books or posted on Twitter or Facebook for the entire world to see.  

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2 comments:

  1. I haven't read this series or anything by Derting, but they all look really good! And I really like these covers quite a lot!

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  2. I've wanted to read The Pledge for ages; maybe 2014 will be the year I finally manage it. It would fit in with the Rewind Challenge I'm doing... :-) I'm glad you mostly liked the ending to the trilogy - why do authors always have to try and break our hearts when rounding out a trilogy? Lol.

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