True love and world war is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy.Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler She s done admirable work to restore Ludania s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she s mastered the art of ignoring SabaraTrue love and world war is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy.Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler She s done admirable work to restore Ludania s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie Or so she thinks.When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom.But things aren t always as they seem Charlie is walking into a trap one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.
The Offering True love and world war is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy Charlie otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania has become comfor
This is a review for the whole series. Rating 1.5 stars.There are some really good ideas and plot twists here and rich descriptions. But I think my main issue with this series is the world or lack of world building From all the descriptions throughout the series I picture the Capitol of Ludania to look something like this.I mean its clear right from the start that there is hardly any technological advancement and it is also stated clearly on the blurb of my copy of the first book that this serie [...]
So has nobody freaked out for this book yet?Well I guess I will then. - - - - - - - - -Oh God. January 2014 and right now it's June. Freaking June.B-but I need to know what happenssssGod I'm so excited for this book I just can't even.
I LOVED IT! Way better than the first and second in my opinion. A lot of action as well. I loved how all the characters grew stronger, each seemingly making their own sacrifices. I just loved it. It's become one of my favourite series!—And then [Elena] closed the distance between us and grabbed my arm. "I'm ten times the queen you are, Vendor."I raised my eyebrow. "Only ten?" I shot back.Like my initial reaction to this book: this was awesomeKimberly Derting is a truly great author. It isn't o [...]
This was a truly epic ending to the series.
This was just so bad. I only read it because I had read the other two (didn't like them either) but for some reason I just had to know how it ended. Well, now I know. And it was ridiculous. I feel like the first of the series was ok…d then it was all downhill from there. But at least now I don't have to spend the rest of my life wondering how this came to an end…
3.5 starsThe book started out strong, then it dragged for a while, then around the 75% mark, it got good again.At this point, I don't really know where I stand on the romance. It just didn't feel real or strong to me. I feel like I've been up and down throughout the series in terms of the romance.While the middle chunk of the book dragged and the POV changes felt jerky to me, I did enjoy following Sage. I almost wish there was a bit more of her, I feel like Sage has her own story to tell (perhap [...]
Reading all three books from The Pledge series in one week had been an awesome experience!At first, I was a bit hesitant to start reading this series. You see, I was never a dystopian fan. And when I knew there were scenes with gallows and rifles, I wondered if the books were just a rehash of some of the plots that I've read in other series. What differed here was that I was very much surprised by all the emotions that the characters were able to bring out of me - I could still recall from book [...]
I really don't know how to start this review. There was so many things that bothered me, and it is very sad because being the last book of this series I really wanted to love it.Charlie was a selfish worthless queen. Starting with lying to Max and not telling what was going on with Elena, then she decided Take Eden with her ( Brook tagged along)and played to be the hero that was going to save the kingdom , but why would she even trust Elena after sending Xander's hand? Did she really think that [...]
This Cover Is Freaking Beautiful!!Still need to finish the second oneBut, this cover is perfect in my eyes!!
Wow. The conclusion to this trilogy didn't disappoint.Charlie is trying to avoid war. A war that could destroy her and her growing country. She is also at war with herself and tearing herself apart by trying to suppress Sabara. She is throwing herself into her country. What she doesn't know is that there is a traitor in her hope. So begins the journey to stop the war and get rid of Sabara once and for all.I really did enjoy this book. It was truly the ending this trilogy deserved. Yes, the death [...]
A nice end to the series, it didn't amaze me but it was an enjoyable read.
This was by far the best book in the triolgy. The ending gave me all the feels. 😭🤧❤️
It was a good trilogy I enjoy it (: unique and powerful.
I remember loving the other two books in the series. Why did this one fall so far? Review to come.
I loved this book. I think that Charlie is one of the best Queens the nation ever had. I love how she is determined to keep her people safe no matter the cost. I feel bad for her since she had to face some pretty gruesome sights. I am glad that in the end as usual she won.
Wow. Well the book started out with quite a bang. Wow, I had to put the book down for a minute after reading the prologue. I quickly went back because then I had to know more but still.This is book 3 in the series so I will avoid spoilers for this book but there will be some if you haven’t read book 1 and 2. Beware.It’s amazing to me how much Charlie has grown from The Pledge to now The Offering. In The Essence we saw her being a lot more timid and reserved as she was trying to navigate thro [...]
The Offering is the third and final book in the Pledge trilogy, and is also one that has been sitting on my shelf since publication. I began reading with some trepidation, would I remember what had happened previously? Would the ending of the book be something I wanted?The Offering picks up after the events of the previous book, and it did take me a few pages to remember who was who, but I quickly fell back into this world, excited to see what would happen next for Charlie. The Offering was a go [...]
What can I say? I absolutely LOVED this book. It’s the absolute perfect conclusion to The Pledge trilogy! The book starts off with a gasp-inducing occurrence that completely shocked me. I so did not see that coming — and I could not believe it! And I so didn’t expect such a shocking beginning to the conclusion of one of my current favorite series! From there, the book is full of surprises. Surprise alliances, surprise partnerships, surprise relationships, and more. Yes, there were a few th [...]
This was definitely an exciting ending to The Pledge Trilogy. With amazing character development, unexpected twists, and thrilling action this is exactly how good story should end. Go out with a bang.The Offering starts off with Queen Elena and Niko planning against Ludania to get something that both of them wants – Sabara. While Niko is still trying to be together with her, Queen Elena wants to live forever and have the powers that she heard of. Sending Xavier’s hand to Charlie is the first [...]
3.5 because I did the enjoy the ending and those few swoon-worthy scenes with MAAAAAX. So I originally really enjoyed the first book in this series and I LOVE Derting's writing. But the second book was a pretty big letdown and this book had it's good and bad moments. As the last book in the series I expected WAY more to happen and I got to about 60% and felt that NOTHING was happening (minus some making out with MAAAAAAX, some political stuff and a really boring trek through the forest). Thankfu [...]
Satisfaction. Satisfaction. Satisfaction. Satisfaction. Satisfaction. Satisfaction. Satisfaction. Satisfaction. Yaaaasss! This book was just working, you know? It was doing its job. It was exactly what I wanted it to be. I didn't think I'd finish it so soon, since it was kinda slow in the middle when Charlie was travelling and all that, but the ending wasn't rushed and everything ended up taking the right time and explanation. This is what good writing is! The writing itself was pretty basic, no [...]
The Offering was slow in the beginning of the book and I was completely confused, but I was already invested in the characters: Charlaina (Charlie), Brooklyn (Brook), the evil queen, Sabara and all the others that I wanted to know their outcomes in the series so I pushed through my confusion and kept reading. Then in the middle of the book everything became clear, the story began to develop and the action ensued! I was hooked for the rest of the story and the ending was tied up nicely. I think t [...]
The third and final book in the Pledge trilogy. To end off this series Charlie has decided to take it upon herself to fight the good fight once and for all. She takes two of her soldiers with her, her best friend Brooke, and Eden. The three of them run into some trouble, but it’s all about what happens in the end that matters. A good Queen, or so the reader was told to think- Queen Elena is actually pretty evil; Charlie must fight her and Sabara’s Essence inside of her to win the war. It’s [...]
The Offering is the final book in The Pledge trilogy. There will be spoilers from the first two books.The main narrator in this book is Charlaina (who is now the Queen of Ludania). She narrates the majority of the book in first person. But there are also some third person narrations (Brooklyn, Niko, Max and Sage).Charlaina still has former evil Queen Sabara in her head. Also she is trying to stop a war with Queen Elena of Astonia.There is a journey. There is some fighting. There is a little roma [...]
I award this book 4.5 stars.I really enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy and this last installment doesn't disappoint. Ludaina is on the brink of war and Charlie has to go on a harrowing journey to try to stop it from happening. Once again Charlie doesn't trust Max, which rubs me the wrong way. But he forgives her, so I try to do the same. That said, the rest of the book is so flipping good that I quickly forget about that fact. The pacing is great, the characters are solid, and the conc [...]
A very satisfying conclusion to the series. Loved the end. There were some sad spots but everything turned out the way it was supposed to. I was very comfortable with the place Charly and Max ended up.
*Genre* Young Adult Dystopian*Rating* 3-3.5*Full Review In The Morning!*Published December 31st 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
4.75This one was not as good as book 1 but better than book 2! A super awesome trilogy.
Read as digital ARC.I was really happy with The Offering as the conclusion to the trilogy. It moved at a nice pace, got us caught up with all our favorite characters and tied up everything.