• Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
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And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
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There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
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#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
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  • Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
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Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
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A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
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A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #diptyque #perfume #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram
  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
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A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
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Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
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My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #wrapup #holiday #manga #fantasy #scifi #contemporary
  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
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On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
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What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
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There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #blogger #blogtour #achainacrossthedawn #drewwilliams #scifi #bookshelf #booknerdigans
  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
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I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
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There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
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And another planned tonight!🍸
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There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
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The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
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#blog #blogger #beautyblogger #beauty #chanel #chanelmakeup #bronzer #makeup #creambronzer #soleiltandechanel #review
  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
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Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
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There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
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  • Off to Southport today with some of my favourite people💕
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Pass me the fish and chips🍟
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There’s a new review of Volume Fourteen of Seraph of the End up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What makes you think of the seaside?🍭🧜🏻‍♀️🐟
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  • Still playing a little bit of catch up with content I had planned...
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Admittedly, spending two weeks drinking cocktails was well worth it😏
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Tomorrow I’m off to Southport with Sam and some friends, then this weekend we’re off into Manchester for food and a night out🙊
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There’s a review up of Seraph of the End Volume Thirteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What are your plans this weekend?
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Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

Finale* by Stephanie Garber

May 24, 2019
Finale* by Stephanie Garber

Firstly, a huge thank you to Hodder & Stoughton for sending over an ARC. I adored this book.

Finale was certainly an apt name for this one. What a book, what an ending. I only hope that there is room for more books in this world if not with these characters. Caraval is a series that draws you in from the first page and doesn't let you go even after you've finished the book. This was the perfect ending for this series. I love how even in the final book we still learnt more about the world of Caraval and Valenda. There were new characters introduced enriching an already phenomenal cast.

This novel cemented the series as one of my all-time favourites.

 

***Now for the spoiler-y section. From here on out there will be spoilers galore. ***

There's so much that happened in this book I don't think I'll be able to cover it all without creating a novel of my own!

Firstly, I found the biggest shock to be the death of Scarlett and Tella's mother, Paloma. She hardly featured at all and the minute she woke up The Fallen Star killed her. I understand why but I would've loved to see her interact a little bit more with her girls. I enjoyed the trip into the past immensely with Scarlett. I'm so glad we got a little bit of time to see how she was prior to the start of the series. My god, she was a kickass woman!

I do like a good love triangle and I was gifted with plenty of them in this instalment. I liked that Scarlett didn't reaaaaally pine after Julian when he disappeared for a while and instead decided to take a chance on someone else. I wish that their courting game had lasted a little longer. But let's be real, it was always going to be Julian. Jacks is a character that you love and also kind love to hate. I was drawn to him when he was on the page simply because his presence was so captivating. I thought he was incredibly well written and do feel a little sorry for the ending he got. However, I always wanted Tella and Legend to be together. The way that it came about was perfect and showed growth from both of the characters. I liked that Legend's decision to shed his immortality was one that took consideration. It showed their relationship to be one of love, trust and the desire for the other to succeed as well as themselves.

Julian's Crimson tattoo, simply adorable.

The ending wrapped up beautifully. I like that The Fallen Star got a little bit of redemption just before Tella killed him. It was such a satisfying ending.

 

INFO

Name: Finale*

Author: Stephanie Garber

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Pages: 416

ISBN: 9781529303605

Rating: 5/5

Have you read Finale*?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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