I am really excited today because it's my tour stop for The Sundering Blog Tour. This tour is hosted by BB Book Tours
Title: The Sundering
Author: Megg Jensen
Genre/s: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
After defeating the Malborn and losing the person she loved most, Lianne escapes to Chase's homeland. With her appearance forever marked by death, Lianne feels like a monster both on the outside and the inside. She retreats into herself, fearful of what she's become.But she can't hide forever.The Malborn, damaged but not broken, send a deadly message to Lianne. They are coming for her and now she's brought danger to a peaceful land that believed they'd driven the Malborn from their shores forever. Lianne must force herself to trust again and make the ultimate sacrifice to save everyone she loves. In a world ruled by whoever harnesses the most powerful magic, no one can be trusted – no one is safe.
The Sundering is the third in the Swarm Trilogy and the last in the Song of Eloh saga and honestly, I didn’t expect I would love this so much. I was, actually, having second thoughts about Lianne's effectivity as a heroine in the first book, Sleepers. It was a bit hard for me to connect to her character because she's illogical sometimes.
But after I read the second book, Afterlife, it was clear to me that she doesn't do what she's supposed to do. She's stubborn and impulsive and unpredictable. She's definitely different than any other heroine. And her character slowly grows on me.
In this third book, she totally proved to me that I shouldn't underestimated her in the beginning. Her boldness was unbelievable. I didn't expect she would make such a big decision like that. She sticks to what she believed in and do what she think is best. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I admire her for that.
The ending was surprising! Hard decisions and sacrifices were made just to achieve the peace that everyone wanted. I can't imagine a better ending in this series.
Excerpt from The Sundering
“It’s okay,” she whispered. “Do it.” She glanced at the dagger.
“No. I won’t kill you.”“Kill me?” Instead of a look of abject horror, Wren’s smile only grew. “You’ll be giving me a new life.” Her arms spread out. “You’ll give all of us a new life. Follow your heart.”I narrowed my eyelids and stared harder at her. Who was I talking to? Wren? Or Eloh, who’d somehow merged with her? Was it Wren’s true wish to see me follow through or Eloh’s, who’d been prodding me?Another girl turned around. Sebrina. She smiled too. I couldn’t figure out why they all seemed more than happy to convince me to kill them.“Sacrifice isn’t always what you think,” Sebrina said, walking closer and standing next to Wren. “Sometimes the sacrifice isn’t in the life lost, it’s in the life gained.”
About the Author:
I’ve been a freelance parenting journalist since 2003 and began writing YA novels in 2009. I co-run DarkSide Publishing, am a member of SCBWI, and I blog about writing while juggling freelancing, volunteering, and family life. I live in the Chicago suburbs with my husband, two kids, and our miniature schnauzer, Ace.For more information on me please visit my website at http://www.meggjensen.com/. Or visithttp://www.darksidepublishing.com.Anathema is available on Amazon for Kindle and at Barnes & Noble for Nook.