The Beauty of Darkness | Spoiler-Free Mini Review

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By: Mary E. Pearson

The Remnant Chronicles #3 | 688 Pages | Pub. 2016

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The Beauty of Darkness at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Queen of bones and thannis
  • Dude: King of the smolder
  • Steaminess: Camping CAN be sexy
  • BrutalityMass killings


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Our Review

If you haven’t read the first books, stop and go read The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal first! You won’t regret it.


This book was the longest roller coaster I have ever been on. I just needed to know if Rafe and Lia were going to figure this thing out. They were so strong and then their countries got in the way. Stupid responsibilities always messing up my love stories.

Rafe made me angry more than happy and I was pretty disappointed in him for a while. Rafe, we love you, how could you treat us this way? But, he pulls it together and takes his head out of his ass. Mary sure knows how to break and unbreak our hearts.

Sings Unbreak My Heart on repeat.

I got a serious case of “will they or won’t they?” while reading this. I honestly wasn’t sure how the war was going to go or why on earth Rafe didn’t seem concerned about the army about to march across and kill thousands of people. He was preoccupied with pulling a Tambitch and trying to keep Lia under lock and key.

I’m still not sure how I feel about the Kaden storyline. We saw it coming a mile away, but I’m not convinced he should have that ending…

This was a really long book and while I love this world and had an amazing time with the characters, the war got crammed in there at the end. I feel like there was a ton of build up for it to end so abruptly.

I love this series and would suggest it to anyone who likes YA or Fantasy.

The buddy read with Laughing Listener, ReadbyDev and Chirpy Ann is not over. We still have Dance of Thieves to go!

Have you read The Beauty of Darkness? Let us know what you thought in the comments!


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6 thoughts on “The Beauty of Darkness | Spoiler-Free Mini Review

  1. I actually haven’t read this series — I jumped right into Dance of Thieves without looking up what it followed. I’m very much looking forward to reading this eventually though. I’m glad you love it so much! Great review, good luck with Dance of Thieves! 🙂

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  2. Pairs well with thannis 😂😂😂
    Totally agree though, I don’t appreciate my fictional men pulling a Tambitch on me. And I’m still conflicted about the Kaden storyline too. Who he ends up with (*winks*) was too good for him and deserved better. And the battle was sooooo fast! *Sighs* Lia is still the freaking best though.

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