The Rise of the Queen, the third novel of Aoife Marie Sheridan’s Saskia Trilogy is an action packed ending to the explicitly unique and thrilling adventure of Sarajane and Tristan. Sarajane, we see, is growing used to living in Saskia and even better with her new found powers, as the book opens up with Sarajane as, well, not Sarajane. We see her journey across Saskia to reach Lucian because she is fated to save their world. As the relationship flourishes with Tristan, others seem to fall apart. She developments enemies she never knew existed as well as friends in, high places.
I didn’t want to give too much away there, but as this book is newly written, wonderfully, and not released yet, there isn’t really a summary to get hyped about. Anyway, I am so thankful to have been given a really early copy, before the editing process, to satisfy my Sarajane craving. I was so excited to start this book and had super high expectations, and it did not disappoint.
I am sad to say that the Tristan action was lacking slightly for me, but it is not horrible. I, of course, want to see as much of their romance as possible, but I also appreciate the fact that this book was less about the romance and more about family and saving the world.
The action was at the perfect amount throughout the story, I was never overwhelmed or wishing for more. I actually found this book to be more entertaining than the last, and at equal level with the first. The amount of weird and odd and unexpected kept me wondering what was around the next corner. I couldn't get enough and finished it in pretty much one sitting. Once again, Sheridan has done it. A great novel with a thrilling plot and characters you can’t help but adore, the full package!
Review by Rachel Keane