Foretold by Raine Thomas

Synopsis:
12202390Centuries before she was born, Skye Tomaganuk was a subject of the most important prophecy in Estilorian history. As one of three half-human daughters born of the Corgloresti, Saraqael, she is part of the fulfillment of Knorbis’ Great Foretelling. What she doesn’t know is just what the Foretelling entails for her and her sisters.

As Skye and her sisters continue their training and visit each of the Estilorian class homelands, they soon learn how much impact their human emotions have on their father’s kind. Skye is particularly interested in the effect of emotions on her Gloresti, Caleb. Although she wants their relationship to progress beyond just that of protector and assignment, he proves particularly resistant to the idea.

She’ll soon have much more to worry about than a lack of romance, however. With the help of a traitor, Grolkinei infiltrates the Estilorian stronghold, imprisoning Skye’s mind and putting all Estilorians at risk. It leads them all toward the greatest battle of their kind, and puts Skye’s faith to the ultimate test.

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My Review:
4 stars — A strong ending to this first trilogy!!!  I felt like I was really entrenched in the world by this final book, so I had no problems following all the terminology and the different classes and all the new words, you know?

Skye is all kinds of adorable.  I love her lightness and innocence, she just always made me smile with how happy and positive she could be.  And while I normally wasn’t a huge fan of all the description that this series contained, I did enjoy learning about Skye’s outfits, b/c she was always so eclectic.

Caleb had his charms, and I did enjoy how he complimented Skye’s flightiness with a more down-to-earth personality, but he wasn’t quite as book boyfriend-y as Gabriel and James (for me personally).  I did enjoy seeing him give into his emotions.  And that first kiss was smoking.  So I did enjoy their relationship, but in some ways I felt like they got a little shortchanged in that department.  I didn’t get quite the build-up and development that I did with Olivia and James.

However, the reason for less relationship development was in part due to the action-y bits and the plot development with the battle/war.  And I thoroughly enjoyed all those little pieces that were thrown in, including the mystery of who the traitor was (which I didn’t guess).  Occasionally some of the bits felt a bit repetitive, but it wasn’t enough to disrupt my enjoyment.  And I felt like we got some great glimpses at some secondary characters, and I really started to enjoy some of them (from the elders, to some of the commanders, to the Leukwesti that were chosen).  It was a full book with all that happened, and the battle totally lived up to my expectations.

And now I have the great problem in that the epilogue and the teaser chapter for the next trilogy have me wanting to dive into it RIGHT NOW.  And I honestly can’t, b/c I have a darned reading schedule.  But you can bet your bippy that I’m buying the next trilogy box set and I can’t wait to get back to it when my reading time frees up after Nashville!!

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