Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Last Order: Review

From Goodreads:
Lana forms a secret order of women knights to fulfill her father's final request: find the queen who was thought to be dead and return her to the throne.

Lana Crewe is a strong, fiercely driven seventeen year old living in a village ruled by fear. With their king and queen both dead, strife and division have taken hold. Ruthlessly attacked by an Order called Talons, Lana's father is fatally stabbed. Before he dies, he imparts upon Lana a directive to save the statue of Saint Peter, and tells her that the queen yet lives. Now it is up to Lana to unravel the mystery of Saint Peter and bring an end to all of the war by finding the queen.

A medieval tale of hope and mystery, The Last Order takes upper teenage angst and spins it on its head. You'll be gripping this book as hard as it will be gripping you. 

My Review:
I wish that I'd had a physical copy of this book. Because then the last paragraph would've come true, because this was a very gripping book! But since I had a PDF that I was reading on my computer. And it's kinda difficult to grip a computer!

The thing about this book that caught my interest right away was the synopsis. I mean, a strong, kick ass heroine, in a historical setting, what with the Kings and Queens, and Orders-Templars, anyone? That's what I think of, history and orders! So having a female order, that sounded really awesome!

While it's historical, it's also fantasy, so we got world building with the character building, and what with the action, they just combined those elements so very well, and as a bonus, the writing was just brilliant! I loved every word!

For me, I hardly ever, like ever, try to guess the ending of the book, because I'm so absorbed in the book, that I just know what's going on now, that I don't have the brain power for wondering about the next. And this book just kicked that up a level! So awesome!

I enjoyed this book so much! It was so entertaining, I enjoyed everything about this book!

Author: Angela M.Caldwell
Read: February 2nd, 2015
Source: YA Bound Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a Historical Fiction 2015 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Rocket Circus Press
Published: February 3rd 2015
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars
Bio:
Angela M Caldwell is an author, photographer, and digital filmmaker. She studied video production and photography at Radford Univeristy then relocated to Los Angeles for an adventure. After seven years of city life, she moved back to Virgina. Angela loves a good story and she has a broad range of likes when it comes to reading. Just give her characters she can root for and take her on an adventure.

Angela's journey back to the written word is a story of its own with dyslexia keeping her from writing for years.However, she has always been a storyteller at heart. Through the years, she has enjoyed expressing her stories through a variety of forms: photography, painting, music, film-making, and writing.

She lives with her husband and 4 kids, who are her biggest fans. They have one dog, and two cats. Perhaps one day they will have a farm. And her dream of having a horse will be realized.

For more information visit www.angelamcaldwell.com

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