“Because if you don’t choose to fight against the wrong in the world, then you are the wrong in the world.”
Title: Frozen Tides
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Series: Falling Kingdoms # 4
Publication: December 15th 2015 by Razorbill
Summary from Goodreads:
Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.
CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.
MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.
LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.
JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.
KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.
Another List of Thoughts:
- I still think Magnus is a horrible human being who uses his daddy issues as an excuse to do bad things and ignore the guilt (but I still like him. Does this make me a bad person?)
- Lucia drives me nuttier than Kyan – and that’s saying something. STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR DOING HORRIBLE THINGS DAMORA FAMILY. Gosh.
- Cleo makes my heart do singy happy dances. Go get it girl, seriously. She’s amazing. Cleo is the only character I actually support in this mess. (But I still love Magnus.)
- I can’t tell if I want to hug Jonas, kick him where it hurts, or give him a rabbits foot to possibly change his string of luck.
- Too much plot, not enough time. But hot darn was it good.
- FINALLY! FINALLY!
This book will make you question things you think you’ve figured out in the series. It will leave you experiences heartbreak, surprising laughter, and the faintest amounts of fangirling (that’s a lie, fangirling is to epic proportions). Alliances shift, some break, and new ones form. Long story short, it was fan-freaking-tastic.