Review: The Fulfillment Erin Rhew

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NEW_FULFILLMENT

 

5 STARS

Layla’s world tumbles out of control when she discovers the truth of her parentage and realizes the Prophecy—the one she upended her entire life to defend—is incomplete. When her new friends share the entire Prophecy, the revelations contained within it alter her destiny and challenge everything she and Wil believe in. Now, she must confront the Outlander queen to save the Ethereal kingdom while grappling with this new reality.

Tortured and imprisoned, Nash accepts his fate and offers the First Ones the one thing he has left to give: his life. In a desperate attempt to save the people he loves most, he surrenders himself to the Outlander queen and a destiny darker than he could have ever dreamed possible.
Wil, tormented by the consequences of his choices, realizes he may never be able to uphold his end of the Prophecy. His mistake casts a deep, foreboding shadow over his kingdom and those he loves, while its ripples threaten to shatter both the Prophecy and everything he and his family have sworn to protect.
In this epic conclusion, lives are lost, kingdoms clash, friendships are tested, and love and fate collide.

This book smashed my heart to bits. I can not believe how much emotion was packed in to this book.
There are moments of happy but they felt like grains of sand slipping through an hour glass. Gone before you can fully grasp them.
I realize that sounds like a horrible thing to say. But it all flows with the story. It’s not all heart break for the sake of it. So don’t let the emotional ride deter you.

When this book hit my hands it was a drop everything and read book. Which I did for three straight hours until I finished it.  (Side note: I read crazy fast individual reading time may vary)

I never thought I could feel so bad for so many people at one time. Some of those people were not people I ever expected to feel bad for.

Now after time has passed I am still surprised how won over I was at the end actually.
I have loved this series for so long I expected there to be a feeling of longing for more with the conclusion of the trilogy. But it actually concluded with a satisfying ending.

I was  unsure for a long time how Erin was ever going to pull that off. There was just so much in the air. (Otherwise known as a clusterf***)
However she pulled off quite the ending in her full of surprise, emotionally packed true to the story ending.

It’s not often that I leave a book content with an ending and not looking for left over snippets that could be another book. This time however I have done just that.
A true happy sad.

 

I can not recommend this book enough. Another 5 star read to complete the trilogy.

 

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About the Author

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Erin Rhew is an editor, a running coach, and the author of The Fulfillment Series. Since she picked up Morris the Moose Goes to School at age four, she has been infatuated with the written word. She went on to work as a grammar and writing tutor in college and is still teased by her family and friends for being a member of the “Grammar Police.”

A Southern girl by blood and birth, Erin now lives in a rainy pocket of the Pacific Northwest with the amazingly talented (and totally handsome) writer Deek Rhew and their “overly fluffy,” patient-as-a-saint writing assistant, a tabby cat named Trinity. She and Deek enjoy reading aloud to one another, running, lifting, boxing, eating chocolate, and writing side-by-side.

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The Seeker’s Guide to Harry Potter

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The Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter

I bought this book after stumbling on to it while looking for something else. I was actually looking for a spirituality book I could share with a preschooler.

The universe. Love it.

I had no idea what to expect from this book, which I kind of love because I expected nothing. It’s not too often I go into a book with no expectations. So it’s always kind of refreshing when it happens.

One of the things I loved about this book, is the paper. It feels like a heavier weight paper.

It is 259 pages if you include the bibliography, footnotes/end notes section etc.
The actual book is 212 pages. (Speaks volumes about how awesome the bibliography section and such are!)

I loved this book.
It’s not a light read, so if you are looking for something light and fluffy to escape in to this is not that book.(By any stretch of the imagination)
If you are a Harry Potter fan who loves analyzing the series than this could be a book for you. However if you are a Harry Potter fan who also is in to Spirituality than this is your book.

The best way I found for me to really take this book in was with a pen to mark sections and underline (the horror!)
But I am also considering re-reading it, now that I’ve finished it to really take it in. There is just so much meat to it, and so many amazing things to  consider and mull on that I honestly think it deserves at the very least that.

I love all the different spiritual/religious paths mentioned through out this book. It doesn’t just choose one path and run with it. The author truly opens up and dives in with many different faiths and includes snippets and references through out her writing.

The author also references the different editions of the book, and notes where differences lie between the books. Which gave her books that much more.
You can see the authors heart in every page of this book, as well as her love for the series itself.
It wasn’t just an easy money grab.

My recommendation for this book is to give it at least a long weekend to read through, don’t rush through it. It’s only 212 pages with out the end bits. But it has meat on its bones. Take your time, have a pen and a notepad with you so you can scribble notes, and underline (or post it notes to mark pages at least). Settle in with a tea (or your favourite cold beverage if you’re also enjoying the heat) and let yourself absorb this book.

Can’t recommend this book enough. 5 stars.

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