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Publisher's Note:  

As Sarah tries to live with the knowledge that she and Keridan can never be together, she accepts a pledge of allegiance from the graduating class of agents. But this allegiance will be tested when an unexpected visitor arrives on Verindon; a visitor with a shocking secret. How will this affect Sarah's reign? The Reign is the final book in the Verindon trilogy.



This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by the Author


The Reign

by Lynne Stringer

Review Date:
06/07/2014

Recommended Age:
16+

Overall Rating:
****1/2

Profanity / Language Rating:
**

Violence / Gore Rating:
***

Sex / Nudity Rating:
****

Overall Review:  

While reading The Reign, the final installment of Lynne Stringer's Verindon series, I was not disappointed. This book did everything it promised and tied up all the loose ends perfectly. I couldn't put it down! I even cried near the end. The characters have come a long way since the first book, and you can tell by Stringer's detailed descriptions. Along with her dynamic characters, Stringer has crafted her plot in a way that, even though she keeps you guessing, every piece is necessary for the puzzle to be complete. The Reign is like a good movie--plenty of action for the boys, romance for the girls, and enough mystery to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. This book covers most genres, although I would further recommend it to anyone who loves happy endings. Before you think this is a fluffy, pink, cotton-candy type of book, think again. Happy doesn't mean everything ends up perfect, but if you want a good book to read, this one is perfect for you.


Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language:  6 mild exclamations, 1 derogatory name.

 

Violence/Gore:  Combat training; implied occurrence of torture; murder; use of disintegration, laser guns, and race specific weapons of mass destruction; first fights & hand-to-hand combat; life-threatening and non-life-threatening injuries.

 

Sex/Nudity:  Kissing; hugging; hand holding; discussion of marriage and what it implies; implied occurrences of sex between adults, usually married couples; discussions of whether to abstain until marriage or not.



Mature Subject Matter:  

Death, marriage, childbearing.



Alcohol / Drug Use:  

Brief mention of wine.



Reviewed By Annelise
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