Taste of Darkness (Healer #3) by Maria V. Snyder
She's fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears?
Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he's gone forever.
But there's a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry's healing powers are needed now more than ever.Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision.
Publishes in US: December 31st 2013 by Harlequin MIRA
Genre: YA fantasy
Series? Yes. Healer #3
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Maria never ceases to amaze me with her writing, being so exciting, plot driven, romantic and the surprising plot twists.
I was into it the whole time, always wanting to keep reading, and find out what Avry would disobey and where her instincts would lead her next.
My heart was pounding wondering if against all hope that Kerrick would be alive and that he and Avry could get their happily ever after.
I still love the secondary characters, the monkeys, Flea and his new ability with the added trouble of wondering what is the moral choice and if the good can possibly outweigh the bad with his magic.
She knows how to write an enemy that you just want to hate. They do such evil things, and I never know what to expect from them next.
The ending worked well for me, and I am still in love with the characters. Although I am not sure if this is the last book in the series or not, I mean it gave them an ending sounding ending, but it also left some strings open, and I can't find any info about another book.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
What are your fears?