Review: The Darkwoods Trilogy #3, The Ballad of Aramei by J.A. Redmerski

The Ballad of Aramei (The Darkwoods Trilogy, #3)

Blurb from Goodreads

Everything about Adria Dawson’s life has changed in unimaginable ways: the shattering betrayal of her mother, the fight for her life and sanity…the loss of her humanity. But now Adria must face the ultimate challenge and risk not only her life, but the lives of everyone she loves at the wrathful hands of Isaac Mayfair’s father.

Determined to help unravel a mysterious message deeply rooted in an unhinged mind, Adria becomes obsessed with traveling into Aramei’s turbulent past to see the truth of how the relationships and betrayals between the Mayfair and Vargas bloodlines were formed.

Meanwhile, Adria and the Mayfairs are doing everything they can to smoke out and trap the Praverian traitor. A trip to Providence uncovers not only an old family line who are enemies of the Praverians, but also raises questions about the Praverian’s true agenda.

But the traitor will be caught. People will die. And Adria’s destiny to be the cause of a war will come to pass. But what could a kind and simple girl like Adria Dawson ever do that could be considered an act of war? The landscape of the werewolf world will be forever changed in the climactic conclusion to The Darkwoods Trilogy.

Kindle Edition, 453 pages
Published: November 18th 2012 by J.A. Redmerski
edition language: English
genre: Paranormal, New Adult
series: The Darkwoods Trilogy #3

My Thoughts

There’s one thing that I really paid attention from this book, Adria’s character. I love her stubbornness. She has her own opinion, stick to it and took responsibility. She didn’t just follow Isaac around. She always said she wanted choices. When she made a choice, whether Isaac agreed or not, she’ll stick with it and take its responsibility. In a way she’s a stubborn but I like it, it means she has willing heart. I also like how Adria – Isaac relationship works. Their relationship didn’t like other couples I’ve read in YA books. She didn’t have to be with Isaac constantly along the stories. They didn’t have always to be together but their love stronger in each chapter.

After four-awesome-four-stars-worthy books, I don’t think I have to write (again) how I love the way Redmerski wrote her story. Wait, I just wrote that. Okay, I write one more time then. I love her writing. She doesn’t just write stories, she tells stories. The description, the dialogue, Adria’s mind are so clear. It’s like the stories alive and I, as a reader become part of it. I’m sad, I laugh, I giggle, I swoon, my heart beats fast with Adria. Hey, I feel like being Blood Bond with Adria 😀

This book may be the last of The Darkwoods Trilogy but the story itself hasn’t finished yet. When I read The Mayfair Moon, I thought it was just a werewolf story, as simple as that. Now, I know this trilogy is a part of bigger story. It’s part of the chronicles, the Praverian, which slowly reveal along the books. And once again I love how Redmerski connected each story in each book to become a trilogy. I surely will read next trilogy of the Praverian chronicles, The Darksouls Trilogy. Hope it’ll be Nathan’s story.

Result: 4/5 Stars


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