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Dawn of the Morningstar (Spellbound #3)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

An Excellent ending to a wonderful series. Terrific storytelling

An Excellent ending to a wonderful series. Terrific storytelling and writing from beginning to end. Eager to read more from this author in the near future and can't wait to see what she has in store for us. Thank you for such a memorable and moving series!

posted by KMatthews on January 8, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

You know how you wait and wait for a book to be released, especi

You know how you wait and wait for a book to be released, especially if it is the last book in a series. You build up in your mind what's going to happen and how it will end. You're just so excited you're about to burst. Then when the book finally comes out and you read...
You know how you wait and wait for a book to be released, especially if it is the last book in a series. You build up in your mind what's going to happen and how it will end. You're just so excited you're about to burst. Then when the book finally comes out and you read it and then...nothing. Nada...You're like "That's it!" Complete disappointment. Well, that's exactly how I felt with this book.

Dawn of the Morningstar by Penelope King was not the same caliber as the first two books in the series. At all! The first part of the book was all about Calista and Nicholas hanging out in their cabin in the woods after she has fled the scene so to speak. When Nicholas finally convinces her to go back home, she agrees. However, when she gets there it all falls flat.

There is simply no antagonism...no fight...no nothing. Justin comes back. Calista's visions return. Her empath powers become stronger. She searches and finds her mom, who rejects her. She stands up to her grandmother and then goes back to confront her mom for a second time and get the answers. What did it for me as the fact that Calista convinces her mom to go back to the family and then it's like all is well. There should have been a big confrontation scene between Calista's mom and grandmother and their wasn't.

The book just ended with everyone going to Druantia and the final ring ceremony. Not exciting. I was completely disappointed. This book was clearly not as good as the other two. There was little conflict. And the only excitement for me was when Calista's empathic powers surged just shortly after returning home and she speaks to her grandmother. Even when she confronts her mother for the first time, which you would expect to be the climax, was a let down.

I think I am going to stop reading trilogies because this was the second one that I read that fell short in the end.

posted by Todays_Working_Woman on May 4, 2013

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  • Posted May 4, 2013

    You know how you wait and wait for a book to be released, especi

    You know how you wait and wait for a book to be released, especially if it is the last book in a series. You build up in your mind what's going to happen and how it will end. You're just so excited you're about to burst. Then when the book finally comes out and you read it and then...nothing. Nada...You're like "That's it!" Complete disappointment. Well, that's exactly how I felt with this book.

    Dawn of the Morningstar by Penelope King was not the same caliber as the first two books in the series. At all! The first part of the book was all about Calista and Nicholas hanging out in their cabin in the woods after she has fled the scene so to speak. When Nicholas finally convinces her to go back home, she agrees. However, when she gets there it all falls flat.

    There is simply no antagonism...no fight...no nothing. Justin comes back. Calista's visions return. Her empath powers become stronger. She searches and finds her mom, who rejects her. She stands up to her grandmother and then goes back to confront her mom for a second time and get the answers. What did it for me as the fact that Calista convinces her mom to go back to the family and then it's like all is well. There should have been a big confrontation scene between Calista's mom and grandmother and their wasn't.

    The book just ended with everyone going to Druantia and the final ring ceremony. Not exciting. I was completely disappointed. This book was clearly not as good as the other two. There was little conflict. And the only excitement for me was when Calista's empathic powers surged just shortly after returning home and she speaks to her grandmother. Even when she confronts her mother for the first time, which you would expect to be the climax, was a let down.

    I think I am going to stop reading trilogies because this was the second one that I read that fell short in the end.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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