The Scarecrow Queen (TSED #3)
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publication Date: March 2nd 2017
Format: Paperback (336 pages)
The final battle is coming . . .
As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time. The final battle is coming, and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever . . .
My Rating: ★★★★★
WOW!! This book was one hell of a read and I loved every second. I absolutely devoured this in just a few hours; it’s definitely a book that is hard to put down. After speeding through the first two books in the trilogy I was super excited to get my hands on this book and it did not disappoint! It was an epic conclusion to a glorious trilogy!
The Scarecrow Queen picks up exactly just after where we left off in The Sleeping Prince. Are we eased into the story line? No. We are thrown straight into the thick of things and I loved that! From beginning to end this book is packed full of action and we are rarely given time to breathe. I truly felt that I was on this adventure with the characters. I felt all of their emotions, whether it be fear, happiness, sadness, longing or the other five hundred emotions that Melinda Salisbury manages to weave into her writing. I was there with them every step of the way. What I didn’t know until I reached the end was that I had been holding my breath for so much of this book. It is incredibly fast-paced and certainly had me on the edge of my seat.
This book is told from the POV of both Twylla and Errin and I completely loved that. Twylla and Errin have quickly become two of my favourite fictional females so to get the story from both of their POVs was perfect for me. Errin is being held captive by Aurek and what he has done to her is truly disturbing. In fact it absolutely terrified me. Twylla is in the midst of a rising rebellion but what will it cost her and those around her?
I am all about the characters when it comes to my reading. I love a strong plot but if I don’t feel a connection to your characters, it’ll be a no from me. The characters in this trilogy are absolutely fantastic and Melinda Salisbury writes them wonderfully. They all go on such incredible journeys throughout this trilogy but I have to give a huge nod to Twylla’s character development. The Twylla we see in The Scarecrow Queen is not the Twylla we first met back in book one. She has been on such a huge journey throughout this trilogy and I love how Salisbury has written her.
I don’t want to put anything in that could potentially spoil this book for those who haven’t read it yet so I will wrap up by saying this: If you love fantasy books that have strong plots, are full of action with exceptionally well written characters, fantastic mythology and world building, then this trilogy is for you! I certainly cannot wait to read what Melinda Salisbury will write next. She has herself a fan for life!
Have you read The Scarecrow Queen? What did you think?
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