Witch’s Pyre (Worldwalker #3)
by Josephine Angelini
“If you fail, you burn.”
Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know.
Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices… and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian’s side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?
WOAH, THIS BOOK HAD A NEW VIBE
This concluding novel was engaging, action-packed and entertaining to read. Old characters continue to be as loveable as before and new characters provided new information and tension that just brought the trilogy to a high before giving a satisfying conclusion. Good job Angelini!
I have to say I’m pretty satisfied with the ending though I would’ve like a longer epilogue just because I love Rowan and Lily so much – AH OTP!!!
The last book left off with a MASSIVE cliffhanger. Lily’s Tristan is dead, Rowan and Lily have sort of broken up and they have just discovered a new city, Bower City, which is not supposed to exist. Bower City was your creepy town where everyone is unnaturally happy and kind. They repeat the same sort of answers when you ask them questions about their existence and where ever you go, the Hive watches you, ready to strike if you’re angry or distressed. It’s the ultimate ONLY GOOD VIBES HERE.
Obviously, nobody is trustworthy in this town despite their constant kind gestures and nice smiles because of THE HIVE! Somehow, everyone in this town is convinced that law & order is sustained by the Hive by choosing who gets to live in the town and by ensuring only smiles and laughter exists. Which is why Lily’s gang is such a big deal – because they were chosen by the Hive. We get some important new character like Toshi and Grace from this new town. Toshi – I didn’t trust because he was too charming and good-looking. Grace was just creepy nice. It is here that we discover who the real enemy is and what the Woven actually are.
I feel like I was supposed to question Lily during this book but I was with her 100% throughout the whole novel. Her gang begun to question her sanity and her methods but for me, SHE HAD TO. She only possessed them like a couple of time and those were DIRE MOMENTS. It’s not like she’s a psychopach who does it for fun. I love Lily’s determination, loyalty and strength in this book. She is definitely not the same person from the beginning. Nope, she’s bigger and better.
Even though Rowan had chosen to left her, he came back in this novel, creating some hormonal tensions and dramatic emotional scenes between the two. Even though I love the two of them with all my heart, I knew that their drama wasn’t that big. Sure, Lily struggled with forgiving him but she had already admitted pretty early in the novel that she loved him. So my focus in this book wasn’t their rocky relationship but the main story line of defeating the Woven and unravelling the secrets of Bower City.
Ahhhh, I loved the action so much!!! Watching both Lillians and Alaric work together during the climax was awesome. Just reading about Lily’s army begin to grow larger was just addicting to read about. I love it because all these people banded together with their differences and own conflicts to defeat evil. Come on, how amazing is that! If only the world would do that against Donald Trump. Especially in this book, Lillian was no longer the villain. She was a key ally of Lily’s and watching the two tenacious characters join armies was the ultimate ode to girl power.
Ultimately, a great and action-packed ending to this trilogy which totally shows how girl power can change the world. Though, I wouldn’t mind an extra novella on Lily and Rowan because URGH, RELATIONSHIP GOALS.