Friday, December 4, 2015

Review: Wild Blue Yonder (Ceruleans #3) by Megan Tayte

Title: Wild Blue Yonder 
Author: Megan Tayte 
Publisher: HeavenAfire 
Release Date: May 31st, 2015 
Purchase: Amazon 

From Goodreads:

IN A WARPED HEAVEN, SHE MUST CHOOSE HER FATE: OBEDIENCE OR REBELLION

The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint?

When Scarlett Blake chose life-after-death as a Cerulean, she expected to grieve for all she left behind: her boyfriend, her best friend, her mother, her home. But at least Cerulea, her heaven, would be… well, heavenly. Right?

Wrong.

The world in which Scarlett awakens is very far from her idea of a utopia. Picturesque, sure, and serene. But there can be no paradise within the unforgiving walls of a prison, be they of cold, hard stone or beautifully blue water.

Now Scarlett faces her hardest decision yet: be a good, dutiful Cerulean, or be true to herself and fight for freedom.

And if she can find a way to escape, what then? Can she finally reunite with her lost sister? Can she save Sienna from the murderous Fallen? Can she evade her destiny with the Ceruleans?

Can Scarlett Blake ever reclaim her life-before-death… or must she let go of all she loves?

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"But there is no paradise to be had when wings are clipped. There is no Elysium without the freedom to enjoy it. 
There is no heaven within the unforgiving walls of a prison, be they of cold, hard stone or beautifully blue water." 


This book was, in a word, amazing. It has left me shell-shocked to the point where I'm not sure what to say. So much happened so quickly that it's nearly impossible to talk about the plot without spoiling it. What I can say is that Wild Blue Yonder had me hurting and in tears in the first half and on the edge of my seat, nearly sick with anticipation the next. There were so many new characters that I was unsure of, and one in particular I was very intrigued by. Michael was an interesting character to say the least, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of him. 

I love so many characters in this book, but my heart really does belong to Jude. This is one of those instances where I want to climb into the pages and hug the character and tell them everything will be okay. He may not be an angel in a literal sense, but he has the heart of one. Jude is such an amazing character; and as happy as I was with the end of the book, I still worry about him. He has so much on him and tries so hard to do the right thing; he deserves a happy ending, too. I’m eager to start the next installment, Devil and the Deep, to see where the story takes him next. 

"He smiled at me even as a tear snaked down his cheek. 'I'll do it for you, Scarlett. 
And I'll do it for Sienna. And I'll do it for myself, because I know it's the right thing to do.'" 

I still can't believe the turns this book took -- especially in the last chapters. I was about as shocked to finally see what had happened to one particular character as Scarlett was. I really didn’t see that coming. But the ending was so incredibly beautiful I almost didn't mind that some of my questions about said character and some others were left to be answered in the next book. 

"And then I realised that Jude had been wrong: This wasn't an ending at all. This was a beginning." 

Probably my favorite installment in the Ceruleans series so far, Wild Blue Yonder is an incredible continuation of this beautiful story with surprising twists and revelations but still the same extraordinary writing and amazing characters and world I've come to love. I can't wait to start Devil and the Deep, the fourth and next-to-last book in the series. 

"He held out his hand. I took it. And from beyond the grey clouds, the blue liberated us." 

Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of her book in exchange for my honest review. 

Death Wish (Ceruleans, #1)Forget Me Not (Ceruleans, #2)Wild Blue Yonder (Ceruleans #3)Devil and the Deep (Ceruleans, #4)

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9 comments:

  1. Fantastic review! I have the first book on my Kindle and need to get to it!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I can't wait for you to read it! The writing is just beautiful.
      ~Mckenzie

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  2. This book sounds fabulous! I haven't read the first one yet, but it is on my list. Love this stunning blue cover. Great review!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Jess! I think you'll really enjoy this series! I love this cover, too :-)
      ~Mckenzie

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  3. I love how much you love this series! And I love it when a twist really takes you by surprise. I hope you love Devil and the Deep too! Awesome review Mckenzie!

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    1. Thank you so much, Teresa! This one's gonna be hard to top -- but if anyone can do it, Megan can! She's awesome! *hugs*
      ~Mckenzie

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  4. Lovely review, Mckenzie! I adore a book that takes me on an emotional journey, and it sounds like this one did just that for you! Glad to read you loved this installment of the series!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Magen!! It was so emotional in the best possible way. *hugs*
      ~Mckenzie

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  5. Oh, Mckenxie, what a LOVELY review!! I love all the tantalizing little hints you throw out! i need to get started with this series! You've certainly piqued my curiosity, plus I totally trust your opinions of a book (as I trust Michele's, as well). I really just have to put all of these books on my Goodreads TBR, get them and star devouring them! Thanks for whetting my appetite!! SUPER SMOOOOOSHY HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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