by Christina Bauer
Publication date: November 28th 2017
Published by: Monster House Books
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . CROWED (Beholder, #4) . . . Reading of the Crowned Beholder, #4 was what I believe has finally become the one that takes me over the top with this series. This time Elea may have to battle with not one, not two but possibly three entities trying to get rid of her. She’s powerful, smart, strong, and have friends beside her. But her power may not be enough to take on the force(s) coming at her. We get more action, drama, intensity, magic, adventure, and Rowan.
Elea must once again fight for her very life. Viktor wants her dead and gone. We get appearances from more characters to love and a few you want to hate. Then there are the deities, Oni and Yuri, that may or may not want to cause harm to Elea. She had her friends, her magic, and the timely arrival of the right spell or two. She finds this time around she will need to find the Sword of Theodora. She will also need some help of a different kind. The help comes in the form of little Jicho. He was just too cute
Elea finds this journey will not be easy or safe. She must use a lot of what she had learned and some she just figure out along the way. The two of them (Elea and Jicho) find themselves meeting many a new people. The hunt for the Sword of Theodora proves to be more than just searching for a sword.
I find that this was an encompassing journey of action/adventure, truth, light, good vs evil, love, friendship, good choice, betrayal, loss and so much more. To truly enjoy the entire read I highly recommend that you start at the beginning and take this ride with great care. There was much to be had within the pages of this series from the start of book one right up to this last installment.
Cursed – Beholder, #1
Concealed – Beholder, #2
Cherished – Beholder, #3Crowned – Beholder, #4
Beauty. Romance. Power. It’s all in the eye of the BEHOLDER.
At last, Elea has found the love of her life. Unfortunately, the evil Tsar Viktor is about to unleash an army of twisted mages bent on killing everyone Elea cares about… including the man who’s stolen her heart.
So what’s a powerful witch to do? Why, organize a league of magical warriors, of course!
Elea recruits and trains a fighting force to take down the Tsar. That’s challenge enough, but on the eve of battle, Elea realizes that her true enemies may be far more powerful than even Viktor: The deities Oni and Yuri could be out to destroy her as well. With major battles brewing on two fronts, Elea’s not sure that she’ll win, but with true love to inspire her, she’s certainly ready to fight.
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.
Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.