Book Review: The Shadow Throne, by Jennifer A. Nielsen

shadow_throneI was really excited for the release of the final book in the Ascendance trilogy. In it, Imogen is kidnapped AGAIN, King Vargan of Mendanwal (remember him?) launches an attack on Carthya, and ***spoiler alert*** Imogen dies.

I appreciated the fact that there was a lot of battle scenes, but, in a way, it was a bit of a let down, being of the action-adventure genre, and you’d expect a lot more of the “action” part. However, there is a little bit of romance in it as well, and that was one of the things that I didn’t really like about it; for others it may be just the thing that makes the book one of their favorites.

I had expected a lot more from the “thrilling” conclusion to the Ascendance trilogy, but if there’s nothing else to read, I say go for it. Who knows? It may be just the right thing for the reader. Appropriate for all ages, like the two books before it, it was good in some parts, and just meh in others. Overall, I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it, but it’s an okay read. I would probably rate this a 7 out of 10, while the others before it were a lot better. In my opinion, after having great expectations for this book, I consider it to be a bit of a let-down.

-Linna C., 7th grade

1 thought on “Book Review: The Shadow Throne, by Jennifer A. Nielsen

  1. Yes, it finally came out! Thanks for telling me that, since I have been waiting for this book. However, I would still want to read it, even if it is a let down, since I’ll never know unless I try, and I want to know how this mess is all going to end!!!!

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