by Addison Moore
Kindle Edition – Read March 28, 2014
Original Release Date: November 10, 2013
Length: 559 pages
Official Description: (This is book 8 of the Celestra series)
ELYSIAN is the final book in the young adult Celestra Series. Part One and Part Two together in one e-book. This novel is 184,000 words.
Love and destiny wait for no one.
Skyla Messenger is in the arms of death.
While Skyla awaits the verdict of the faction war, she makes some troubling discoveries. Covenants that were sealed in the past come back to haunt her, and she must make hard decisions that will effect all those around her.
This is it, everything is supposed to come to an end right here with this book! All your questions will be answered, Skyla will make up her mind whose bed she’s going to be in, and Chloe will get what’s coming to her. Plus we’ll get answers to all these confusing visions of the past. Right?! Right?! Well…kind of. This book was way longer than it should have been. The emotions you felt for the Gage, Logan, Marshall love square is all withered up and you’re just ready for that to end. We want to know who wins the war and we want justice for the evil that is Chloe Bishop.
Do we get that? Yes…and No. The book let’s you know all about how Skyla’s love life will go. We actually sort of empathize with Demetri, we find out Chloe’s secret and why she did what she did. We also don’t really get an ending. It all kind of fizzles in the end, it leaves a bitter-sweet taste and no shipper is truly satisfied, plus we end with more questions than should be natural.
*Spoiler Alert, Kind Of* PLUS the promise of a new adult Skyla series…which means Skyla with more sex.
So, I don’t know what to think of this series, mostly I think it jumped the shark, it went on long enough for me to lose interest, which is sad, because it’s a good series, and Addison Moore is a wonderful writer. Just color me a little disappointed. You know what it doesn’t really matter what I think. Ms. Moore saw her vision out to the end and I will say this, I would never want to live on Paragon. Even with all the stunningly attractive people who live there, I just would not want to live in a glorified hell on Earth. For angels these guys are a lot of little demons running around. It’s craziness I tell you!
I will not stop reading Ms. Moore’s works, I will love them and hope that they each capture the magic that Ethereal ignited, and passion for each character, whether that be loathing or love.
“Sacrificing for the ones you love is the most beautiful gift of all. It can never be repaid. You would never want it to.”