Friday, January 08, 2010

World's End by Erica Verrillo

When Elissa hears of her father's plans to hold a royal ball in her honor in order to find her a suitor and send away her friends so they won't get in the way, she cant believe her ears and decides that rebellion is the only option. So Elissa, the new princess of Castlemar, hops on a boat, the wrong one to be exact, and winds up at the destination of the highest mountain in the world, the home of the Windsinger. While trying to avoid the dreaded marriage, Elissa ends up having to try and save her friend from certain death but ends up needing to be saved herself; what a turn of fate! Elisa ends up getting kidnapped by pirates on her way home to Castlemar and sent to the end of the world, otherwise known as World's End. How will she ever save the world and fulfill the prophecy of the Phoenix if she's kidnapped on some unknown island? Sometimes plans do go wrong.

I really enjoyed World's End, the third and last installment of the Phoenix Rising Trilogy written by Erica Verrillo; a great conclusion for a great trilogy. I was very impressed at how much the author's writing had improved from the first story to the last. She wrapped up the story very well and left me with few questions, if not none at all. The happy ending pleased me very much and I was grateful for how the events fell into place. I would definitely recommend this author and the Phoenix Rising Trilogy and I'm looking forward to reading more of Erica Verrillo's future novels.

Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA USA