Yield the Night by Annette Marie
Steel and Stone Book #3
Published: March 18th 2015 by Annette Marie
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
After surviving a round-trip to hell, Piper figures she can survive anything. After all, she just lived through the devastating loss of her Consul apprenticeship and a torturous stint at boarding school. How much worse could it get?
Well, she wasn’t expecting a group of crazy radicals to burn her home to the ground and take her prisoner.
The Gaians, a.k.a. the crazy radicals, plan to rid Earth of daemons and they need Piper’s help. In exchange for her cooperation, they promise her the answer to all her problems: magic. With her own magic, she could reclaim her apprenticeship, the only future she’s ever wanted. But her magic comes at price — it could kill her.
With the life she’s always known crumbling around her and her future slipping from her grasp, she needs Ash’s help one more time. But the greatest danger of all lies within her, and no matter what she does, she may lose everything — including him.
After reading the second book, check out my review of it here, this one was a little bit of a let down. I enjoyed it immensely, but it just didn’t have the oomph of the second book. The ending though was great, and I can’t wait to dive into the next book to see how it unfolds!
As far as characterization goes, I feel as if it left a little something to be desired. Piper is still a great main character. She was still a down to earth character, that is very relatable. She isn’t as naive as she was in the first two books, well at least in the last bit of the third book. So far, in the series, I think we see Piper grow the most in this book. In the beginning, she was very dependent on Ash and anyone else to save her from situations with other daemons. By the end of this book, Piper realizes that she can’t keep depending on others to save her life, especially if they keep getting hurt in the process. So what does Piper do? Well I could tell you, but then that might give some things away. So crossing my lips!
Ash on the other hand is still my favorite guy. At this point he is probably on the top of my literary boyfriends list. We start to see the damage that being tortured for 5 weeks has done to Ash. He is slowly falling apart at the seams, and whatever his friends do to help doesn’t seem to work. Poor Ash, I can’t help but feel sorry for him. I hope in the next installment he heals from his wounds and can finally be with Piper. (I really like them together)
This novel did leave some questions unanswered. For instance, what is the Gaians real purpose? Piper said it perfectly, they messed up the stealing of the Sahar, stole the wrong guy, and couldn’t defend themselves against an attack. So far they haven’t proven themselves a capable group. And then all of a sudden they are blowing up consulates? It just doesn’t make sense.
Just like the rest of the series, this was fast paced and action packed! It always amazes me all the situations Piper, Ash, and Lyre can get themselves in to. I hope in the 4th book that some questions are answered or issues resolved, as of right now they just keep piling up on each other and going nowhere.