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Freedom's Slave (Dark Caravan Cycle)

Review

Freedom's Slave (Dark Caravan Cycle)

When I heard that I’d get to review FREEDOM’S SLAVE by Heather Demetrios, I was ecstatic! FREEDOM’S SLAVE is the final book in the Dark Caravan Cycle. I read the first book ages ago on a whim, and devoured it. I read an ARC of BLOOD PASSAGE in 2015, when it was supposed to come out that October, but got pushed back to Spring 2016. As a result, I ended up reading it almost two years before FREEDOM’S SLAVE came out, which was quite a wait!

I had to wait a while for FREEDOM’S SLAVE, but boy, was it worth it. It was 500+ pages of awesome. Admittedly, the beginning was slow at times, but it was worth it.

"Heather Demetrios expertly weaves a dazzling world that will leave readers wanting to explore it more."

I was so excited to see what happened with Nalia and Raif in FREEDOM’S SLAVE, and the book did not disappoint. As always, the romance was amazing. I "ship" Nalia and Raif to the ends of the earth and back. No matter what stood in their way, Nalia and Raif could always be counted on to stick together.

We were also better acquainted with characters introduced in BLOOD CAPTIVE, as well as introduced to new characters. And trust me when I say there is a new romance that you do not want to miss!

While some books are more predictable than others, I did not see the end of FREEDOM’S SLAVE coming. The hits just kept coming, but somehow Nalia managed to roll with the punches. While Nalia had her supporters from the Brass Army, no one within Arjinna liked her very much. And so Nalia had to save her world, without the help of its people --- a little hard, to say the least.

The world building was amazing. Up until this point, the series has taken place in our world, with a few adjustments, of course. But Arjinna is a whole new place. Heather Demetrios expertly weaves a dazzling world that will leave readers wanting to explore it more.

This book, and series as a whole, is definitely for more mature readers. While never truly explicit, there are scenes that aren’t for a younger audience.

I highly recommend this series to anyone who’s a fan of THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh or A THOUSAND NIGHTS by E.K. Johnston!

Reviewed by Isabel C., Teen Board Member on May 1, 2017

Freedom's Slave (Dark Caravan Cycle)
by Heather Demetrios