Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review: Graduation Day

Title Graduation Day

Series The Testing, book 3

Author Joelle Charbonneau

Release Date June 17, 2014

In book three of the Testing series, the United Commonwealth wants to eliminate the rebel alliance fighting to destroy The Testing for good. Cia is ready to lead the charge, but will her lethal classmates follow her into battle?

She wants to put an end to the Testing
In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor, Cia Vale, vows to fight.

But she can't do it alone.
This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for - but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves--and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.

Who can Cia trust?
The stakes are higher than ever-lives of promise cut short or fulfilled; a future ruled by fear or hope--in the electrifying conclusion to Joelle Charbonneau's epic Testing trilogy. Ready or not…it's Graduation Day.

The Final Test is the Deadliest!

Graduation Day is the (mostly, around 90%) satisfying conclusion to The Testing trilogy.

This was the strong finish I was hoping for after feeling somewhat disappointed in the second book. Throughout the book, I felt satisfied and engaged in the story. This story was much more fast paced and action filled than the second story. I actually felt like things were happening and it certainly reminded me of why I decided to stick with the trilogy after reading the first book.

The only real issue I had with the book was the last "big" scene (don't want to spoil things). I felt like it was somewhat rushed and glazed over rather than fully explained. While I understand the reasoning behind this (time is of the essence), I wanted to know more. I wanted answers! I guess things were written this way to be more open to interpretation, but sometimes I don't want interpretation. I want definitive answers. Oh well.

Overall, I have really enjoyed The Testing trilogy. I would recommend it to those that enjoy YA dystopian series.


4 out of 5 stars

*** This book was received from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ***

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