Bertie thinks her quest is almost done. With the help of Ariel and the rest of her friends, she has managed to find her father and rescue Nate from Sedna, the Sea Goddess.Now, all she has to do is reunite her father, the Scrimshander, with her mother, Ophelia, and she will finally have a true family of her own.
However, things are never easy for Beatrice Shakespeare Smith. Her father has vanished, Sedna is out for revenge, her own actions have trapped the Theatre Illuminata in strange kind of limbo, and the stress of her in-between state is tearing apart the fragile threads of her mother's sanity.
Bertie is caught between her growing responsibilities to home and family, and the dream of flying free - just as her heart is torn between her two loves, Nate and Ariel. With so many forces pulling on her, how will Bertie be able to choose which wish to make come true?
After rescuing Nate and finding her dad, Bertie thought she was done with Sedna. But she doesn't get away that easily. Sedna grew stronger and is coming back for revenge. Whilst trying to reunite her father and mother, Bertie's dad vanishes. On her way to Her Majesty's Birthday Extravaganza she prepares for her show, tries to find out the truth about her family and to escape Sedna before it's to late. Still stuck between the two lovers, Bertie has to decide where her heart really lies. Dose it belong to her dashing pirate, Nate, who she's saved from the Sea Goddess and loved for oh so long, or her charming air spirit, Ariel, who has helped and loved her with all of his heart.
I feel like this was the perfect way to end this trilogy. This book had everything you could ask for and it was executed in all of the right ways. Lisa never stops amazing me with how she writes and creates worlds no one would ever think of. Her writing style is gorgeous and has this feeling of magic to it. I have a love/hate feeling with how this book ended. For one thing, I was confused with the Theatre. I didn't understand them "Replacing" Bertie and her friends and that little Bertie had white hair like Ariel's... Didn't really get that. But I LOVE that she ended up with Nate!!!! I was team Nate all the way!!! I wasn't big on Ariel, but I didn't like him dying in the end. I thought he and Varvara would get together, not die. That was sad. Other than that I loved this book so much. The fairies kept me laughing and some scenes had me crying, others mad as hell. This book will have you feeling every feel. I always look forward to reading Lisa's books. Highly recommend!!
Ticker (Lisa's steampunk novel) review soon to come.
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