This Chick Read: Shadow Heir (Dark Swan #4) by Richelle Mead

It has been awhile since I had read Iron Crowned, the previous book in this series.  I remember loving the conclusion to that book, the dark place that Eugenie found herself and how she overcame that adversity.  I remember how Dorian tricked her, and how Kiyo tried to kill her.  That book was chock full of drama and passion!  I couldn’t possibly imagine how Richelle Mead would conclude this series, and how she could top all of that storyline, so I kept putting it off.  Well, for some reason I moved it to the top of my TBR list.  I was so disappointed!  Don’t get me wrong, it was very well written, as Richelle Mead can NOT write a bad book.  It just couldn’t live up to my memory of how much I had enjoyed Iron Crowned.

Eugenia’s story wrapped up really nicely.  She was pregnant with twins, Dorian, the man she once loved, is trying to redeem himself, and Eugenie is starting to have feelings for him again, and they have a wicked queen that they have to overthrow to save their kingdoms.  Lots of drama and passion!  I just really didn’t like the wrap up to the storyline of her son being the heir to the Storm King who would conquer the human world.

I don’t want to give away the plot, but if you have read this book, I’d love to know if you felt the same way I did.  Especially, her decision at the end of the book on what to do with her children.  I Hated that decision.  I really want a rewrite!  Ok, I know, the author wrote this series a long time ago, and there’s no chance of a rewrite, but I am going to rewrite it in my head.  Kids together with parents, no one is trying to kill them anymore, and good parenting overcomes the drive to conquer the human world.  Oh, and also, Jasmine gets her man.  If you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, well, I am sorry.  I just can’t spoil it for others who may not feel the same way I did, once they’ve read these books.

In conclusion, this series is awesome. Read it, I promise you will enjoy the journey, but if you happen to feel as I do about that ending, pls, let me know!


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