Book three of the Witch in the Envelope series by Laura Detering. I gave the final book of this series four stars, I felt it was such a great way to end the series. If you’d like to check out my reviews for the first two books in the series you can click these links: The Witch in the Envelope and The Witch and the Watcher. This is great series for anyone venturing into the young adult, fantasy genre.
The final installment of The Witch in the Envelope Series
Sometimes the best choice is the one we wish we never had to make
After the betrayal of a close friend, both Liddy and Will were forced to flee Mortalia. Their harrowing escape, made possible only by the sacrifice of a loved one, has left them broken and devastated.
The transport to Cristes didn’t go as smoothly as they’d hoped. Liddy is fighting for her ability to walk, while struggling with guilt over the actions and decisions that led her to this point. Meanwhile, Will is torn between his loyalty to Liddy and his growing obligations to Cristes.
To make matters worse, Cristes is on the brink of war and the return of Liddy and Will has brought the added threat of the Witch right to its weakened doors. When Nick unveils his plan to prevent destruction and squash Mara’s plots of revenge, the leadership of Cristes finds itself divided, and so do Liddy and Will. Has no one heard that together we stand or divided we fall?
Soon a reckoning is coming. As the threat of war looms and the Witch draws nearer, Liddy and her friends must confront not only external dangers but internal demons. Just when all hope seems lost, a world-upending truth is revealed, and the most prominent players must make a choice: save themselves or sacrifice their greatest desires for the realms depending on them.
The book started off perfectly from book two: The Witch and the Watcher. My feelings were a little mixed after reading, and it’s not from the emotional rollercoaster of all the events that happened. You will cry, be happy, and probably cry some more while reading this and it’s all good. However, I was disappointed with Will and Liddy; I expected more. I felt the other books led them to be something bigger and they didn’t do much, almost like they were in their own little world. Saying that, the ending with them was still wonderful. After being upset about this I told myself to pay attention to the title and that’s who I really feel this is about. I loved the part of the story with Mara and the war and would have loved to see more of those. I am glad to see Will and Liddy finally get their happy ending, they definitely deserved it after everything, especially with her own family.