Title: Cherished (Beholder #3)
Author: Christina Bauer
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: May 30th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
For Elea, there’s never been a better time to turn away from witch life. The Tsar is in exile. The Vicomte is dead. And Rowan? Falling for him only broke her heart. Instead of casting spells, Elea spends her days running Braddock Farm and enjoying the flirtations of the very handsome and non-magical Philippe. Everything is going perfectly, except for one problem.
Someone’s trying to kill her.
Shujaa is a Changed One, a Creation Caster mage whose mutated form makes him invincible in battle. Now that the Tsar and Vicomte are gone, Shujaa wants to rise and rule. To do so, he must eliminate all those powerful enough to oppose him, and Elea is top on his list. Anyone who offers her aid quickly ends up dead.
In the end, there’s only one person who can keep Elea safe while helping her defeat Shujaa: Rowan. Like it or not, Elea must team up with her old love. With Philippe along for the ride, Elea plans to team with Rowan without losing her heart this time. But that’s when all her plans fall apart…
At first, I didn’t know how I was going to feel after the ending of the previous book. I had to force myself to read the third book, and I’m glad I did because I end up love it so much.
I ship Elea and Rowan so much that I just love scenes with them in it. But at the same time, sometimes I feel like smacking Rowan or something. I just get annoyed when someone keeps a secret from another person to keep that person safe or something similar. The characters are all still as interesting as ever, and the writing is fabulous. I think Cherished is probably my no. 1 favourite in this series.
Of course, it’s not all love with this book. There are some things that I’m annoyed with (aside from that Rowan thing) but all of those are minor things, and I guess kind of a necessary evil for the book. It certainly made reading more interesting.
Overall, I love this book. I think Christina Bauer is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. The characters are badass (I love badass, kickass female characters), and the storyline is riveting.
I rate it 4 out of 5 stars.
Monster House Books is celebrating the launch of the ebook version of CHERISHED! As a result, the first two books in the series are specially priced for a limited time! To find out more, visit: http://monsterhousebooks.com/blog/cherishedpromo
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.
Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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International GIVEAWAY! (Mage’s Necklace, Moon Earrings, Ouija Ring, Complimentary Copy of Cherished eBook)