Friday, 14 October 2016

Review: The Destined (Dreamland #3) by E.J. Mellow

*I recieved an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion, and all thoughts expressed in this review are unbiased and my own.*

Title: The Destined
Author: E.J. Mellow
My rating: 10 hearts!
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: October 17th 2016
Publisher: Four Eyed Owl
SynopsisI searched for you in the stars tonight. 
But I found none
that burned as bright as you.

—Part of a letter from Dev to Molly

With the loss of Terra’s greatest weapon, the war against darkness escalates rapidly, and time is on no one’s side. While Dev struggles to keep his home and hope alive, Molly and Rae find themselves forced to confront a desperately kept secret and quickly learn that a life-altering sacrifice is the asking price to restore order. 

Nightmares, betrayal, the fate of two worlds, and one man’s hunger for vengeance lead Molly down a twisted and dark path she fears she might never come back from. Cornered into making a heart-wrenching decision, Molly teeters between deliverance and damnation. Who is worth saving most—a nation or the one she loves?

From Award Winning author, E.J. Mellow, comes the breathtaking conclusion of The Dreamland Series. A story that will take you on a spine-tingling and gripping ride through self-sacrifice, the true power of love, and the importance of friendship. (synopsis from Goodreads)
My thoughtsMy thoughts: Oh. My. God. It has been two weeks since I finished reading this, and I’m still trying to deal. This book was everything. It was absolutely amazing, fangirl-attack inducing, heartbreakingly cute, and just plain heartbreaking. And, more importantly, it was the end. The end, guys.  There will be no more books about Molly and Dev and Terra and all the characters I love so dearly. It is over. I can’t believe it is over. It was a perfect ending to the series, but an ending nonetheless, and that is just sad.

   I love Molly.

   Seriously, she is just so badass and nice and just awesome. And she doesn’t give up. I’ll admit, she was feeling pretty down at the beginning of the book, but even when bad stuff happened, she didn’t give up – not permanently, anyway. I love that about her. But I also love that when bad stuff happened (and they did a lot), she freaked out a little. It made her more real.

   Dev is just so swoon-worthy! 

   I cannot tell you enough how much I love, love, love Dev. If there was ever a fictional guy that could make me laugh and cry and swoon like no tomorrow, it is Dev. If Molly doesn’t want him, I would totally take him for myself. Seriously, how do you create a perfect guy like him? And we got some of his perspective in this book, which was just awesome.

   And I love the supporting characters just as much, especially Becca and Rae. Becca is such a great best friend to Molly, and she and Rae are so cute together.

   The plot is still absolutely amazing. 

   Things start to get a little heated in Terra, with the war against the Metus and Molly not being able to go there in her dreams anymore. The world I fell in love with over The Dreamer and The Divide is falling apart. And things are escalating on Earth, as well.

   I love the world of Terra so much, and I will really miss it.

   The writing is what dreams are made of (at least for bookworms like me). It feels so real, and authentic and is just good. I mean, Molly is an awesome character all on her own, but Mellow could seriously write about a horrible character, and it wouldn’t really matter because of her way with words. It makes everything feel so much more real. Wherever and however Mellow learned to write, every writer should do it, because her writing makes me want to cry of happiness.

   The Destined was a perfect ending to the series. As much as I will miss Terra, this just felt right. If you haven’t started reading this series yet (and if so, what are you doing with your life?), you need to buy it yesterday, because you will not regret it. With great world-building, amazing characters, and writing that is simply to-die-for, it is a perfect example on a good Fantasy-book. Although I will warn you, The Destined is a book you will get stuck in. Once you start reading, you simply cannot put it away.

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