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Earth's End by Elise Kova

indigowildcard's review

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3.0

That ending… wow. For some reason I’m really confused on where they were and where the north attacked them from…. Besides that I loved it!

indigo_ewenicorn's review against another edition

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3.0

kinda loosing steam in this series, just don't think i'm in the right headspace for YA right now.

esther0_0's review

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adventurous challenging dark inspiring relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

oatsandtotes's review

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2.0

2.5*
So whilst I liked this one more than the previous two, I sure as hell still had a lot of issues...

** SPOILER WARNING**
I'll start with the positives. Finally, a less pathetic, more angry Vhalla. When Aldrik accused her of invading his thoughts (by dreaming of his memories) and she replied with 'dont you dare use that against me' I fucking clapped. Finally. A backbone.
Also they finally acknowledged that empires and colonialism isn't a good thing!! And had Vhalla questioning her morality and the fact they'd been indoctrinated.

Then it was forgotten. Literally. One moment she's like 'we must help them, theyre just people' and then that just goes out the fucking window.
Whilst Vhalla was smarter in this book, she still wasn't. She still asked stupid questions and couldn't understand what was happening, albeit less than usual. The bar is on the floor here. Also, when she was suggesting war tactics with the majors/generals, and claimed she read books and knew of battle, I fucking laughed. She's been a soldier for like, 2 months. And been in 0 battles. They really had to dumb down these veteran war generals. Surely they would've read the same books on warfare? Sure, maybe she could have 1-2 good ideas from books, but really schooling them like she was because she's a 'girlboss'?? Bffr. And the emporer was so stupid in this book. Where's the scheming, the manipulating? Why on Earth would he outright admit to wanting to kill and enslave someone most of his generals see as a hero? Does he want an uprising? And why is Vhalla so afraid of him? He has no magic, bro, just run away.
Also poor Daniel :( literally another Sareem. Like girl, the love of your life is dying and you're questioning if you like another man (even though you clearly don't???). Why was she entertaining this? She claims she didn't lead him on, but literally asked him 'what are we'?? Why would she ask that when she loves another :| At least she stopped at the end, but still. Also Fritz is supposed to be her only friend, so why did she barely interact with him in the book.
Aldrik. Oh, Aldrik. Firstly, his alcoholism that went away quick was lame. He hasn't changed at all, he still resorts to anger. The love of his life asks him a personal question because he's being secretive? Anger. Father forces him to marry someone else? Anger, still aimed at the love of his life. Instead of, you know, relishing their last moments together. I couldn't even be mad at Vhalla for dropping the Baldair bomb because he deserved to be knocked down a peg. And why's everyone shook that he punched her (by accident) when he's pushed her out of a window before (on purpose).
Also there was one battle and that was it. 'War'?? Really?

A part of me is hoping for some growth for Vhalla as she's run away, but I kinda doubt it.

ktrip81's review

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challenging dark emotional hopeful sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

enaria's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

le0nie's review

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adventurous challenging emotional funny hopeful reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

krissylovesreading's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

firefly99's review

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3.0

The live story got a bit saccharine for me in this one, but it was tempered by the last argument that really shows how hurtful people can be when they care deeply. The lovers were so obvious, and the Emperor a bit predictable, that the end wasn’t a surprise. I’m so invested in these characters that I’m definitely moving right to the next!!

mau15313's review

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4.0

4.5