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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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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    IT CANT JUST END!!!!!!!!!!!

    Noooooo. No ending. More books! Please! *Sigh* Its so sad. But a great book. So worth more than four dollars.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    so good. I really liked this whole series!

    so good. I really liked this whole series!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    LOVED IT!!!!! Omg I was in tears during the last third of this b

    LOVED IT!!!!!
    Omg I was in tears during the last third of this book. It was SO GOOD and Im really sad to see it over. But such a beautiful story! I really loved all three of the spellbound trilogy books. One of my most favorite series ever!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Loved it

    I read the books in a day, well one each day so really in three days. The author is amazing she csn really connect with her fans. KEEP THEM COMING WE NEED MORE PLEASE!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Great read

    Nicely done with intrigue, twists and turns. All three books were very well done! Looking forward to more from this author. Really shows how secrets destroy and rebuild.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    I love this series!

    I was hooked since the first book! I couldnt put down my nook i even stayed up at night reading all the books! Im so ready for the next one! I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE TO COME OUT !!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    amazing. I hope theres more in this series, like a spinoff maybe

    amazing. I hope theres more in this series, like a spinoff maybe. I want to see callie and nicholas in the future and see more of lily and sophie. please!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    Amazing. So sad to see this series end but what a delightful jou

    Amazing. So sad to see this series end but what a delightful journey it has been!!!!!!!!!, am happy there will be a new novella about the mother coming soon! Can't wait!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Great end!

    What a great way to end the series!!!! I was very happy and enjoyed it!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    O my god i luv these series so much....... it should be more than

    It should b more than 5 stars and i just hope there is a movie of it, then i will absolutely go CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;))););)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    You must read!

    I finished 2 of three books in one day. I couldn't put it away. Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Highly recommend!

    After reading the first book I had to go back and purchase the trilogy. Worth every penny! I thoroughly enjoyed reading these books written for teens, I am 60!!

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