The Redeemable Prince by Rachel Higginson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It was really sad to get to the end of this series, but I loved every second of it. This world, these characters, has made for an absolutely wonderful experience.
We've watched Seraphina and Sebastian implode from the outside during the previous installments, but we get a front row seat to the drama this time. I was a little worried about being in Seraphina's head, having first met her as a... pretty horrible person in the original books. Yes, she's changed, but I was still concerned. Turns out, she was actually pretty easy to relate to. Who hasn't watched your relationship change and dissolve for reasons that felt out of your control? It certainly felt very "real." Sure, the reasoning (always running off to fight magically against evil tyrants) wasn't your everyday occurrence, but it worked nonetheless.
Sebastian, on the other hand, begins this book with a tiny bit of fight left in him to stay away from Seraphina, but an attack pushes him fully into "win her back" territory. It was fun and at the same time very painful to watch these two play out their stubborn fates. Oh, and there's a bigger story going on from the other books. Everyone is still trying to find the elusive Terletov so that this kingdom can start healing itself. While our two "stars" of this book try to find their own way, we get to spend lots of time with all the familiar faces. While sad to see this series come to close, it was done in a really wonderful way.
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