Resurgence (Silver Blackthorn #3) by Kerry Wilkinson ~ Review
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 31st 2016
by St. Martin's Griffin
Source: ARC provided by Publisher
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars
"Can I ask you one thing...why does it have to be you?"
My throat is dry but I manage to say the words clearly enough: "If I don't do it, who else will?"
An entire country has been lied to.
Silver Blackthorn was supposed to be one of the privileged few, chosen to serve and help rebuild a shattered nation.
Instead, she is a rebel.
Tales of her defiance have spread across the land. King Victor and the Minister Prime want her dead, the resistance groups are desperate for her help.
But Silver's friends and family are in dire jeopardy; hiding is no longer an option.
As her travels take her into the far reaches of an unknown land, she is forced to make new friends and hunt for new allegiances.
Final battle lines are being drawn. The time has come.
Then there's the hardest choice of all: Opie or Imrin.
Thank St. Martin's Griffin for sending me a copy of Ever the Hunted for review. This in no way affected my opinion.
Kerry Wilkinson is one of my favorite male writers of all time. He pulls so much emotion from you. I feel transported into his imagination and invested from start to finish. His writing never fails to bring me to tears. I would read anything Kerry writes cause his writing is just that good.
By page 44 I was already brought to tears. This is an epic ending and lives are lost but the strong do survive and their journey is the one that stays in your heart even after the last page is finished. Yes the evil king is back and oh how I love to hate this man. He is selfish and blind and drinks himself blind so he does not have to face the reality of the choices he has made for his kingdom.
Silver is one of my favorite characters of all time. "It's not what you can do, it's what you are. Everyone's talking about you, from the rebel groups we talk to, to the civilians on the street. Whether they love you or hate you, they all have an opinion. Even the King and the Minister Prime can't stop." Even as you are reading you feel these words in viewing Silver's character.
I also think this story has the best bromance. I love Opie and Imran. Even though they both love Silver they also have such a great friendship and are not hormonal and childish about the situation they are in. They realize that at the end of the day there are more important things happening around them.
Ok so I am going to give you a sneak peak at my favorite scene and this was absolutely beautiful. "If it wasn't for this ... If there was music and dresses and smart shirts and everyone was happy, would you dance with me now?" "In a heartbeat." (page 197) This scene has so much more to it but it will touch your heart. I was routing for one of the men and this definitely secured that love for me.
Silver never wanted to be the voice for a nation of people but found herself in that position anyway. She is loyal and fair and wants to see an end to all the unjust life put on the people around her. The more she has been on the run the more she has seen and learned from the people without a voice. "Winning the small battles counts for nothing if you lose when it really matters."
Such a stunning conclusion. I highly recommend this trilogy. This entire trilogy is hands down 5 out of 5 Stars and a must read!
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Praise for Reckoning and Renegade
Set in an alternate-reality England, the series has been praised for, “its blurring of lines between medieval castles and sci-fi technology,” (Kirkus Reviews on Reckoning)
“bouts of hand-to-hand combat, disguises, ruses, secret codes, and cliff-hangers.” (School Library Journal on Renegade)
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