The stunning finale of the epic fantasy duology from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis. Alchemy student turned necromancer Nedra Brysstain has made a life-changing decision to embrace the darknessbut can the boy who loves her bring her back to the light before she pays the ultimate price?
Lunar Island is trying to heal. The necromantic plague that ravaged the land has been eradicated, and Emperor Auguste, the young and charming leader of the Allyrian Empire, has a plan: rid the island of necromancy once and for all. Though Greggori "Grey" Astor wants what's best for his people, he knows that allying himself with Auguste threatens the one person he loves most: necromancer Nedra Brysstain. Feeling like he already failed to save Nedra once, Grey becomes determined to help the Emperor rebuild Lunar Island while still keeping Nedra safe from harm.
Back at the quarantine hospital, Nedra's army of revenants are growing increasingly inhuman by the day. Wracked with guilt for imprisoning their souls, Nedra vows to discover a way to free the dead while still keeping her sister by her side.
But still reeling from the trauma of the plague, the people of Lunar Island are looking for someone to blame, and Grey can only protect Nedra for so long. And when Nedra and Grey are thrust into a battle with an even more terrifying adversary, Nedra will be pushed to the darkest depths of her necromantic powers. But can Grey let her go that far?
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Beth Revis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains with a cemetery in her backyard, which is probably why she prefers her stories to be dark and full of twists. She's the New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe trilogy, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. Beth lives in a house full of boys—her husband, son, and two massive dogs—and she forces them all to watch reruns of Firefly and Doctor Who. Visit her at bethrevis.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After the somewhat abrupt ending in the previous book, I was happy that I didn’t have to wait to get into this one. I really love Nedra. She’s so loyal and loving and determined. I did enjoy getting to know Grey better. It felt like he was more of a rounded character this time around. Plot wise, it was a bit slow, but I loved it. Getting Nedra and Grey off the island was intriguing and for me, gave a layer of suspense because I expected everyone to be revealed as a necromancer. I enjoyed the build up and reveal and would have liked just a little more from the epilogue. Overall, this was exactly what I was looking for and I still maintain that past Stacee needs to be shoved for not reading these books sooner. **Huge thanks to Razorbill for providing the arc free of charge**
“‘I reached for the darkness,’ she said. ‘And it reached back for me.’” Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth Revis is the conclusion of her Give The Dark My Love duology. This series was so moving to me. There is necromancy, political intrigue, and romance all of which I love. But the deeper meanings of what grief is, and the importance of really letting go and how that effects us all is what will have me thinking about Bid My Soul Farewell long after I have finished it. I do wish we had a bit more in this book, especially at the end. It felt a tad rushed, but I still can’t get it out of my head. I give it 4.5 stars.
After the events of Give the Dark My Love, I really wasn’t sure where Beth Revis was going to take the story next. But Bid My Soul Farewell was the absolutely perfect conclusion to this story, I loved the journey that Nedra went on in this book. And how Grey developed as a character. This story expanded the world in scope and showed us more of the empire (which is fascinating!). The theory behind necromancy is delved into more and there are some fascinating ethical conundrums raised. I really loved how this book reveled in the shades of gray, examining what acts are monstrous and which are human. And how Revis examined grief and how far people are willing to go for those they love. If you’re looking for a darker YA fantasy, definitely consider picking this one up! *Disclaimer: I received an advance copy of this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.