GIVEAWAY!! Blog Tour: Elder (Firstborn Trilogy #3) by Raine Thomas

Elder (Firstborn Trilogy #3)
written by Raine Thomas          
published by Iambe Books 

find it here: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Goodreads

Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour organized by the author, Raine Thomas. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: I LOVED IT!!!!! I really did…I was happy and giddy and just in a good place when I finished this last installment of the Firstborn Trilogy. There was a lot of action, suspense, and romance. I was hooked from beginning to end.

For this review, please keep two things in mind: (1) I would say more but I do not want to spoil anything. And (2) I may gush quite a bit because I thought this book was fantastic. It was extremely well-written, entertaining, and engrossing. 

Clara Kate and Ini-Herit…what can I say but YAY! It was heart-wrenching to watch these two try to recapture what they had on the human plane. Their connection on the human plane was so intense. It was a joy yet saddening to read the flashbacks to that time. And then I couldn’t help but feel sad yet happy for Clara Kate later in the book. I really enjoyed watching her transformation throughout Elder. So many emotions hit me while reading Elder and about these two characters. 

I love Tate and Zachariah. They are the best couple in this series. They truly complete and match each other. Their interactions continue to get me. I laugh out loud with, and at, them. I love his sarcasm and sense of humor. I love how Tate can calm him and reach him in the way only a soulmate can. The reader can feel how much he cares for and loves Tate. His character evolves so much in this book. And I love him even more after this book. So happy!

Tiege and Ariana are so sweet and Ariana is just plain awesome. We don’t hear too much about these two throughout the series and that is okay. We get to know enough to make us happy for them. We do not hear too much about Quincy and Sophie either in this book. But they play some very integral parts in this action-packed finale. 

Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book…especially if you’ve read the first two books, Defy and Shift. If you have not read any of the books in the Firstborn Trilogy, you should definitely do so. They are wonderful reads. 

Will I read it again: I think I will read the Firstborn Trilogy again. I will definitely read more by Raine Thomas. I really hope that there are more series that follow these characters in the future. Please, Raine, tell me that there will be! Pretty please!

About the book – from Goodreads: 
Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate the Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn’t making it easy.

He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies…too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.

Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she’s endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death.

She thinks things can’t get any worse.

She’s wrong.

About the author: Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer’s Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

Find Ms. Thomas here: web, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest

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  1. Thanks so much for being a part of the Elder launch!