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Ok I sat and enjoyed for just a little bit...mental thought processing time! This book was awesome and now it's over!!! Bittersweet!!!
This is one of those reviews where I'm sure I could ramble for forever on my thoughts and feelings and experience while reading this book. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to say now so just bear with me and enjoy the ride. It might be kinda long...just warning ya!
This book was absolutely power-packed with EVERYTHING! Now, that may not mean anything to you if you haven't read the books so I better clarify what I mean. After reading the other books in the series, The Convergence and The Keep, there are plenty of unresolved moments, issues, character relationships, etc. So when I say power-packed with EVERYTHING, what I mean is all of that is tied up nicely, answered and delivered in this book in a very satisfying manner. Nothing is left undone, because well, it's the end of the trilogy.
I won't leak any spoilers for those of you who haven't read the previous books so you're safe to read on if you were wanting to avoid those.
We have a pretty good amount of characters that have been introduced throughout the books, some villains and some who appear to be villains. There has been resolution in the two previous books in regards to those characters but just be warned...you won't know what's coming in this book. It took me completely by surprise! Some of these bad guys, you just know they're plain bad and evil and no good, but then there's some that you are on the fence about, whether they are or aren't and some you just never see coming. Well let me tell you to just sit back, enjoy the ride and all the reveals you may not have expected. I had a couple sneaking suspicions towards a couple people but in all honesty was a little shocked by one in particular. And you'll know who I'm talking about after you read the book, remember no spoilers here!
There are several new characters introduced in this book. Ryker(steer clear of him at all costs-not a spoiler in saying that, you know that from the get go), Jian(ladies this smooth talking, handsome man has eyes for only one of you, well ok that's not true, he's a ladies man through and through but he sure has his eyes on the one who seems the least attainable), Petr and Andrea(members of The Conclave who have come to make sure some of the issues of The Convergence group are resolved). Between these new characters and all the previous characters, we've got a lot of tension building and a lot of beliefs that are going to collide. Buckle up tight!
The problem is Desiree...how is she going to protect those she loves as well as healing from all the emotional and moral turmoil from The Keep(stay away from The Keep-but go read my review of it because it will all become clear, kind of) and save Blake? The Convergence have some well kept secrets that Desiree is a part of and when those start to unravel and become known it will put Desiree in some positions that will push her limits and test her love for those around her. Maybe that sounds too harsh but boy, oh boy, she is pushed and pulled and tested from every which angle as well as so many other characters.
I loved watching all the choices put upon these many characters. I loved how after everything they've been through and are going through in this book, you can see their true character emerge and it will either be very startling or very awesome to watch, er um, read.
I mentioned to stay away from The Keep, right? I honestly wouldn't touch it with a 99 1/2 foot pole(I couldn't resist a little tribute to The Grinch). But in all seriousness, I wouldn't go anywhere near that place. Looks can and are very deceiving there. Run away, run away faster!
From one intense moment to the next, The Conclave keeps its intensity churning and spinning you and pushing you through the ringer. And the intensity is something else because let me tell you something, Tenille Berezay can write! Her words are just magical, the imagery she creates, the thoughts she creates, everything is definitely well worth reading this book just to experience her command of prose. I was highlighting quotes like crazy just so I could easily find some of those thoughts and moments in the book that I thought were beautiful and beautifully worded(even the intense moments).
I'm sure you can already tell from the 5* rating and all my rambling thoughts so far that I loved this book!(And series) It was so hard to put it down, I would suggest carving out a week of your schedule so you can start with book one and not come up for air until after you have finished the trilogy. If you've read the other two, then when this one releases in July grab it and give yourself a day to enjoy, you're gonna not want breaks in between!
I realize I haven't even talked about our MCs, Blake and Desiree's relationship. Yeah, Tenille can definitely write an amazing romantic relationship, lots of intensity there too, all clean for you clean reads lovers. I've got several quotes marked up between these two as well in my highlights that I'll pick one(or two) and share below.
Denny, oh Denny! He's still the same loveable and funny, comic relief character that you just can't help but love. And let me tell you he's got some pretty awesome and crazy moments throughout the book.
Mr. Wright, Jade, Michelle, Mr. Knightly, Talbot, Dr. Matthews, council members, Brad, Timothy, Darya, and many more characters who we've seen throughout the previous two books all have so much that I could say but I can't so I'll just say again buckle up and hold on for the ride!
At the risk of making this its own novel, I'm going to add a few(maybe a few more than a few) quotes and then I'll end! Oh, I just can't wait for everyone to enjoy these books! I might be Fan-girling just a little bit here. *blushing and grinning and shrugging* Ok, really, here's the quotes now(and in no particular order, just a few random ones from my many, many highlighted ones-some humorous and some the complete opposite)!
"Don't discount him, Talbot." I smirk. "He survived a helicopter crash, being under heavy fire, an attack from three converters-"
"-and I killed a cougar."
"With a stick."
"It seems like the more secrets we have, the more threatened we are." Without turning back, I answer,
"Then maybe it's time to stop hiding."
"You should have seen him, Desiree. Even with you in is arms, he seemed invincible. No. Because you were in his arms, he was invincible. In that moment, I knew it was both of you, together, that Amplified Industries needed. That I needed."
Pulling Denny toward me, I say, "I survived this once. I will survive it again." I force a small smile. "The hardest part of the battle is having the faith to know you can win. And I already know."
I certainly don't feel stronger. Too many parts of me feel dead, beaten down. While the living, thriving parts writhe, telling me to turn around and rush away. Back to...nothing. There's not a place on earth I feel safe. Not a single place I want to be. Not without Blake.
I lay back, the cold steel pressing through my clothes, reaching deep. The rip of the velcro straps makes me twitch. As the restrains tighten across my ankles, wrists and head, panic blooms. I'm overly aware of my blood pumping through every vein, like it's anxious, prepped to be taken. Like it's looking for a way out. The table flips me face-down and I close my eyes as a needle is pressed into my spine. As I go numb from the neck down, I imagine a cliff...
The pain hits instantaneously, breaking through my feeble barrier. My body lurches, pressing against the restraints. Like guilty thoughts, they burrow into my skin, carrying hurt. My neck tightens, pulling my chin skyward. I clamp my mouth closed and my teeth grind, crushing my contained scream. The pain delves deeper. I attempt to reclaim my safe place. Blake's nose brushing against my ear, his hand touching my temple. Lights flash through my mind. Not the bright beautiful kind, but sharp shooting daggers. They pierce through my skull, jabbing into my brain, searching for an escape. My scream breaks free, the sound joining the lights battering my mind. Then, all the focus from my brain is taken away by a pain behind my heart. This pain...this devilish, machoistic pain shifts through the shredded parts of me. Through the insecurities. The doubts. The guilt. The evil.
"I can be patient," I say, determined to use the time for some serious self-evaluation. Dr. Matthews laughs, his enjoyment growing at my glare.
Suddenly, the torture of the transfusion, the terrifying dive and near-death swim are all worth it, if only for this one moment. If only for this little sliver in time. Because-when he says my name-I don't find a stranger in his eyes, but the other half of me.
Denny puffs up under all the attention. "Great, but then again I'm always great."
Inside, a little girl squeals, holding up a white flag and a sign professing lifelong adoration. Shoving my inner fan-girl aside, I curve my eyebrow in a mimicry of Blake's. "Right. Focus."
Yeah, I have A LOT more that I wanted to add but I refrained! Honestly go grab this book and see what you think. It is one of my top favorite YA series.
Content: Fighting, some blood but nothing overly graphic. A character who is a ladies man who has some mild innuendos throughout. Some kissing. I would say this is a clean read and would let my own teenagers read it. You might want to read it first to see what your comfort level is. I'm pretty careful in what I let them read/watch.
I received an ARC from the author. No review was required. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own.
Blake is still trapped at the keep, under the control of a manipulative madman. Desiree and Denny were able to escape and make it back to a very cold welcome in Portland. They don't want her there, the girl who stole away their leader and destroyed much of what they had, evil as it was. What's surprising most to her is that Talbot, a man who'd befriended her when few did, is the coldest of all of them.
They must get Blake back. That is priority one until the government comes calling, needing help with a mission that'll take Desiree right where she wants to go back to - the Keep, Blake. She has the chance to bring him home.
This is by far my favorite of the three. It's just insane with betrayal after betrayal and a love story for the ages. Blake and Desire go through so much for each other. It's inspiring.
If you haven't already, read this series!!!