Book Review: The Jewel of the Kalderash

The Jewel of the Kalderash
The Jewel of the Kalderash by Marie Rutkoski

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this last book in the trilogy so much! The plot really surprised me, and I loved the new characters and old.
In this book, Petra is still on a quest to save her father from the evil Prince of Bohemia, and naturally Tomik and Neel are along for the ride.
My favorite character is still Astrophil, the tin spider with a big brain and an even bigger heart.
Once again, John Dee makes an appearance, and of course intrigue and spying and political machinations follow in his wake.

The stakes are definitely higher in this book, with assassinations going on all over the place and various thrones of various countries up for grabs. Petra has some tough choices to make, not only in her personal friendships, but also in deciding how much she is really willing to sacrifice to achieve peace for her country and the people she loves.

I loved that the romance is very minimal in all these books, but it IS there and adds a little spice to the story.
All the characters are so diverse and interesting, each with a different personality and voice. They are all dashing and brave and wild! I got really attached to some of them, and then the emotions started coming out, and I was gasping and clutching the book every time MY characters were in danger or doing something stupid. I love a book that pulls you in like that!

I had no idea where some of these plot twists were going, and I was completely surprised by all the wild places Petra ends up in.
I love this entire series! Wonderful adventures with sweet characters and snappy dialogue!

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