Hello everyone! I know that it has been ages since I’ve posted anything here, but I wanted to give a full review of the wonderful conclusion to the Camelot Rising trilogy- The Excalibur Curse!
I was looking forward to reading this book, so when I got an advanced reader copy, I was thrilled! Although I didn’t get to this book as early as I would have liked, I still wanted to share all my thoughts about it!
This book was an ARC given to me from the publisher and author through NetGalley in return for an honest review. Thank you for this opportunity, and know that all thoughts are my own and do not reflect the author or publisher in any way.
Title: The Excalibur Curse
Author: Kiersten White
Book 3 in the Camelot Rising trilogy
Genre: YA Fantasy
After being captured by the Dark Queen’s forces, Guinevere must uncover the mysteries of her past to embrace her present. Using her wits and magic, Guinevere stands between Camelot and the forces of darkness.
The first book was fun. The second book was interesting, and the third book was beautiful. I love how everything wrapped up in this final book. It truly brought the plot, the threats, and the characters full circle. It wasn’t perfect, but I did have a great time reading it!
The only drawback to this book is that the big reveal is kind of a letdown and it causes Guinevere to make sudden, thoughtless decisions for the middle section of the book.
That being said, I had a wonderful time going on the quests with these characters and discovering the magic in the world. Also I enjoyed considering the balance between good and evil, meeting morally grey characters, and contemplating the impact of ignoring the humanity of others.
Guinevere was such a wonderful main character, and I am so proud of how she grew in her abilities and confidence in this series. Going on this journey with her was wonderful, and Kiersten White truly wrote a gorgeous story full of violence, magic, and love. I adore how this series tells the story of the powerful women often left out of Arthurian myths and challenged readers to be both strong and compassionate.
I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys Arthurian mythology or fairytale retellings, morally grey characters, and sacrifices.
Have you read this book or this series? I would love to hear your thoughts!! 💛
Also, how is your holiday season going? I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
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