The Girl Who Dared to Endure by Bella Forrest

Book 7 is on my Phone waiting to be read, but I feel at a stand still for two reasons: 1. I don’t want to influence my Book 6 review with Book 7 knowledge and 2. I just don’t have the fire for the series as much as I did.

Don’t misunderstand.  There are still a lot of interesting things going on in the series.  I’m not sure if it’s the delay between releases (which points only to my childish behavior in lack of patience) or what… but it’s there all the same.

Our heroine, Liana, is forced to help run the Knights as Champion while she tries to figure out who killed her mother and the legacy group trying to ruin the tower by destroying Scipio.  Overall, we still get lots of tension and twists that are fun to work through with Liana.

But… (come one, we all knew it was coming)… there are a few things that I don’t love…

The Grey/Leo thing has reached a weird head.  I can’t go into too many details, and honestly, maybe I secretly love this part the most?  It may be worth reading the series just to live through this thread of the story.  It’s unique.  I’ll leave it there.

Liana seems both strong and helpless, and I fall wildly on either side of the love/hate spectrum because of it.  She’s polarizing, which means I’m invested either way, so, again, maybe this is more in the love category.  I just feel like she wants to lead people, but sometimes does so by keeping them in the dark and then feels wounded when they’re upset by that choice.  It drives me a little bit batty, but at least makes her relatable.

The more I write, the more I realize that maybe I am still in this series for the right reasons: enjoying rather than enduring like Liana.  Thank you all for suffering through my stream of consciousness.  Also, stay tuned for a final recommendation on the series after I finish Book 7.

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