December 29, 2021

#BookReview: Given to the Earth (Given Duet #2) by @MindyMcGinnis






Synopsis: Duty, fate, desire, and destiny collide in this intricately wrought tale, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas.

Although she was born to save the kingdom by sacrificing herself to the rising sea, Khosa's marriage to King Vincent has redeemed her. As the Queen of Stille, she's untouchable. But being Queen hasn't stopped her heart from longing for the King's stepbrother, Donil. And it hasn't stopped her body from longing for the sea itself, which still calls for her.

While Khosa is made to choose between loyalty and love, Dara is on a mission for vengeance. Years ago, the Pietra slaughtered the entire Indiri race, leaving only Dara and her twin, Donil, alive. Now, spurned by King Vincent, Dara has embarked on a mission to spill the blood of Pietra's leader, Witt, and will stop at nothing to show his people the wrath of the last Indiri. 

As the waves crash ever closer to Stille, secrets are revealed, hearts are won and lost, and allegiances change like the shifting sand.
 



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Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: This one was a fabulous ending to this two book duet.  I loved the twists and turns and the story at large.  The ending was great and I can not wait to read more from this author! 











Review

★ "The ending of this lyrically written sequel is even more shocking, well-executed, and, refreshingly, not entirely happy . . . . The distinct perspectives shine, and the harsh-yet-hopeful conclusion ensures this duology doesn’t succumb to the tired trope of happily-ever-after, making this a worthwhile read." —Kirkus Reviews

"Give this to fans of Sarah Maas’s Throne of Glass series." —VOYA

"McGinnis crafts an exceptional story from multiple points of view, providing fully fleshed out characters fans can’t help but cheer for—even the antagonists. . . . A satisfying duology conclusion for romance and fantasy fans." —School Library Journal

"With six narrators and multiple kingdoms, races, histories, and cultures, this sequel to Given to the Sea . . . provides a satisfying conclusion to the saga . . . . McGinnis as established a fascinating, frequently gory, and fully realized backstory for each narrator." —Booklist


About the Author

Mindy McGinnis is an assistant YA librarian who lives in Ohio and cans her own food. She graduated from Otterbein University magna cum laude with a BA in English Literature and Religion.









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