Saturday, 23 January 2016

Judged, Liz de Jager

Pages: 397
Publisher: Tor
Release Date: 14th January 2016
Edition: UK paperback, review copy

Other Titles by this Author: Banished, Vowed

Kit’s job description includes solving crimes – the supernatural kind…

Glow, a fae-created drug, is rapidly going viral and the suppliers have to be shut down. Teaming up with Aiden and Dante, Kit follows leads across London, tracking down dealers. They stir up trouble, making themselves a target for the gang they're trying to stop.

In the Otherwhere, Thorn stumbles across a secret that could destroy both the human and Fae worlds. The Veil that separates our human world from the fae realms is weakening and the goddess is dying. And if she dies and the Veil falls, madness and chaos will wreak unstoppable havoc upon both lands.

Thorn turns to the only person he knows who’ll be able to help him: Kit. Torn between working the Glow case and her loyalty for the young prince, Kit is propelled headlong into a world of danger. She faces enemies from both the Otherworld and our world. And as the stakes are raised, the consequences of failure for both Kit and Thorn, and two realms, could be devastating.

It feels like I've waited forever to see how Kit’s adventures conclude, but boy was Judged worth the wait.

Kit is still suffering from the dramatic showdown at the end of Vowed; she's tired, experiencing migraines and nose bleeds and she's rather worried about her magic. But quite frankly, that’s the least of her worries! I swear this girl can't walk out of her front door without nearly dying… Kit is a serious badass, though, which definitely works in her favour. Even though she was suffering, she carried on with what she needed to do, even at her own detriment. But I loved that she wasn’t stoic about it, if she was in pain, she was in pain; if she was exhausted, she was exhausted; if she was fed up, she was fed up. I love Kit. A lot.

Kit, Aiden and Dante make such an excellent trio. I love the camaraderie and support between them, but also the affectionate mocking and the willingness to walk into deadly battle alongside each other at the drop of a hat. I particularly enjoyed Aidan’s goofy, awkward attempts at flirting. Sometimes it genuinely made me laugh aloud while also making my heart smile. Speaking of smiley hearts: Thorn. I’m so glad we saw a bit more of him in Judged than we did in Vowed! I missed him. His and Kit’s relationships really developed into something strong in this book and I loved watching it unfurl.

So many threads came together in Judged and it worked seamlessly. The Glow case was getting more serious by the day; attacks on Kit, Aiden and Dante were increasing and the powers of the Otherwhere are set to destroy everything – juggling all of this could so easily have ended in a long, confusing novel with things all over the place, but I loved how they linked and crossed paths throughout the novel.

Judged is a fast-paced and all-consuming ending to a wonderful trilogy. I’m already looking forward to Liz’s next adventure.

Thanks to Tor for the review copy.


1 comment:

  1. sounds like a great ending to the trilogy. I can't wait to start this one :)


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