January 17, 2014

Review: The Offering by Kimberly Derting {Giveaway}

offeringThe Offering by Kimberly Derting

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 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.

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Is this really the end? I think I might cry. This is one of my favorite series and I really hate that it has come to an end. It did go out with a bang, though.

Charlie has grown so much since the first book, and her romance with Max really blossoms in The Offering. After reading the second book I was a little worried about a love triangle. I read The Essence so long ago that I could not remember how it ended, so I was a little nervous jumping into The Offering. I am happy to say that there is NOT a love triangle. Max and Charlie are together and nothing or no one comes between them.

I loved Charlie’s courage in this book. She made some really tough decisions. I probably wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I experienced what she did. It was pretty intense scene. Actually, a lot of the book is pretty intense. I love that Kimberly Derting can write a scene and not give any hints of what is to come. I’ve noticed this about the entire series. Every time I would try and guess what would happen next, I was wrong. She does MYSTERY and SUSPENSE great!

I was a little sad in the beginning of the story because of certain things that take place, but in the end it all worked out and I think it was the perfect ending to an awesome series. I am sad to see it end, but happy to see what Kimberly Derting has in store for us next! She is a great writer and can really grab your full attention. You get so wrapped up in her characters and connect with each one.

There were some parts I found slow, but that’s okay. I was happy with everything else.

I rate The Offering 4 stars! 

 Praise for The Offering 

"This was a truly epic ending to the series." --Crystal Perkins, Goodreads Review  

"The final book in Kimberly Derting’s Pledge trilogy is a thrilling conclusion. I was immediately swept up into it and powered right through. It was pretty much what I wanted with a few surprises along the way." --Krys at Bibliopunkk Reads

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Author Kimberly Derting Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, and THE TAKING (coming April 2014 from HarperTeen). She lives in the Seattle area, with her husband and three children, who often find the outrageous things they say either in the pages of her books or posted on Twitter or Facebook for the entire world to see.  

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  1. The Pledge was such a great read, and I have been looking forward to reading the final books for a while now. Now that The Offering is out, I can't wait to have a little marathon. Kimberly Derting is truly a wonderful author, and I look forward to whatever she writes next. I have no doubt that it will be wonderful. I don't think she can do anything but! Thanks for your review. So glad that you enjoyed this one!

  2. I've just started reading The Pledge and it's going a bit slow - but it's good to hear that you like the series so much! That makes me want to push through it! :)


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