Matt Archer: Redemption

Matt Archer: Redemption

by Kendra C. Highley

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BN ID: 2940149758852
Publisher: Kendra C. Highley
Publication date: 07/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 784,141
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most critical job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stickshift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.

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Matt Archer: Redemption 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic series! Once I started reading I couldn’t stop until the final words of the series concluded.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
A wonderful end to one of my favorite series.  Did I enjoy this book: How do I say this without fangirling too much? I absolutely LOVED this book. Wow. Good. Great. Fantastic. Exciting. Sad. Satisfying. I’m feeling that excited/shaky/giddy rush from finishing a great series. How’s that? I know. I fangirled. I’m not sorry. Not even a little bit. Seriously, this was a great end to a great series. I was expecting a slower start, but Ms. Highley jumped right in and got the party started. I was hooked from the first page until the very end. I didn’t want to put it down, but I didn’t want it to end. You know what I mean. This is the last book of the Matt Archer series. I couldn’t wait to see how it ended, but I didn’t want to say good-bye. Redemption lived up to my high expectations. I wanted it to be great, and it did not disappoint. (I know I keep gushing about this book, but it was just so good.) There was a lot of action. I really enjoyed reading the battle scenes. Ms. Highley does a great job describing the action without overdoing it. I felt like I was watching the battles. I could see the moves, the monsters, the kills, everything. There were a few monster hunts that were not described. We only found out the outcome. I would have loved to have read about the gargoyles. I’ll bet that was a great fight. The characters grew over the course of the series. It’s hard for me to believe that this Matt is the same Matt I met during Monster Hunter. His character grew from a scared boy to a man who carried the fate of the world on his shoulders. He was a leader, a fighter, a good man. I adore Will. I was so glad that he became a wielder. I wish we would have had a few more battle scenes with him. And a few more hunts where he and Matt worked together. Axe anyone? The other wielders did their job amazingly. One wielder surprised me, but in a very good way. Let’s just say that that wielder lived up to a nickname that wielder earned early on in the series. I loved it! Brent changed a lot, but I think he struggled with everything and his role. Mamie. Oh Mamie. Mamie. I can’t say much more. Read the book; you’ll understand. This is a fantastic series. I loved every book. And it is definitely a series I will reread in the near future. In fact, I am going to purchase the series in paperback so I have it on my bookshelves. And I know that in my reviews of the first few books I said I would not reread it, but I was wrong. After finishing this series, I am certain that I will reread it many times. Thank you, Ms. Highley, for writing one of my all-time favorite series–I’m talking up there just behind Harry Potter. That’s how much I have enjoyed reading the Matt Archer series. And I’m kind of hoping that Ms. Highley will release a book of “extras” from the stories she wrote on her Monsters and Mayhem blog. That would be awesome. Just saying. Would I recommend it: Absolutely!!! 
MarkedByBooks More than 1 year ago
The summary for Matt Archer: Redemption describes this book as "the epic conclusion." EPIC. Now I'd say that's a fairly accurate description. Everything has been leading up to this. When Matt saw the vision of his team riding through the sand dunes to face an unspeakable, oncoming evil, that day was always far off somewhere in the future. But now that day is here, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. The darkness is tired of waiting, and it's coming for the Archers. I really liked this book. I can't exactly say it was my favorite of the series (but to be fair, it's got some pretty stiff competition), but it was without a doubt a very worthy conclusion to such an incredible series. Oh, but it was sad. So very sad. Without saying too much, I can only mention that there are a lot of deaths in this one, a few very close to Matt. Kendra C. Highley does a very good job of putting me in Matt's mind during the battle scenes, so, just like him, I don't feel like there's any time to be sad until it's all over. But once it is.... man, it hits hard. Have you ever had those moments when you read something, and then seconds later have to put the book down and just breathe because you can't take it anymore? That doesn't happen here. You see, the thing with these books is that I can't put them down. Ever. Even if I want to, I'm so completely stuck with Matt through it all that all I can do mourn with him and keep on pulling through. And sadly, that happens a lot in this book. It's not all sadness, though. There are still so many wonderful moments of happiness and life in a book where the world should be coming to an end. As Mamie put it, "None of us know how this is going to turn out. If the end is coming, if the darkness wins, I want to feel the sun on my face while I can. I want to eat cookies for dinner and ice cream for breakfast. I want to enjoy life, not hide. And I want the same for you, too." Matt's all grown up now, and from where I see it, it does seem like it's all coming to an end. Horrible sacrifices were made, so many lives were taken too soon, and through it all, I have to keep reminding myself that it's just a book. That's the thing about the Matt Archer series, though: I believe in it. I believe in the talking knife spirits, and the mutant monsters, and the fact that a seventeen-year-old boy is being tasked with saving the world from darkness. It shouldn't make any sense; I should laugh at the whole thing, but I don't. Because sometimes you find a book with something behind all of the magic, something real that you can believe in. You find the story of a boy, who became a man, who became a hero. And you see the stories of everyone else around him: the soldiers who fight against a threat that shouldn't be real, the friends who never give up when you need them there at your side, and the family who will give everything to protect what they love. Yes, the Matt Archer series does throw a few things out there that seem a little ridiculous, but through all of that, the story remains as one that will pull you in and never let you go. And to that, all I can say is hang on and enjoy the ride. Taylor