Thank you so much to Tor Teen and NetGalley for letting me read an eARC of Southern Sun, Northern Star! This is the third book in the Glass Alliance trilogy and this one was by far my favorite of the three books! *Note, this is the third book in a trilogy, so don’t read on if you haven’t read books one and two yet, because you will be spoiled for them*
Southern Sun, Northern Star 4.5/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
Battles, revolution, and romance collide in Joanna Hathaway’s stunning, World Wars-inspired Southern Sun, Northern Star
Reeling from the tragedy that beset her family, Princess Aurelia has joined the resistance in Havenspur, spying on the Northern leaders who were once her allies and determined to stop her uncle’s machinations for war. Meanwhile, her beloved pilot Athan leads his squadron into battle as the Safire wage a losing war abroad and combat growing unrest back home.
When Athan is sent on leave to Havenspur following the death of a comrade, the pair reunite and rekindle their romance until Aurelia uncovers one of Athan’s secrets, a secret that could save countless lives. But exposing it to the right people will cost her Athan’s trust, and this time, their shared memories of love might not be enough to stop the fateful path of destruction that threatens all they’ve fought to defend.
As history unfolds around them, every move they make drives them one step closer to either recreating their parents’ shadowed past or redeeming the alliance that could bring peace.
The breathtaking finale to a legendary series. Part war drama, part romance, Southern Sun, Northern Star is the epic conclusion to the Glass Alliance series.
I liked this book SO much more than I expected to like it! It moved at a faster pace than books one and two, because so much more seemed to happen, and I actually liked both Athan and Aurelia during the whole book rather than just the beginning and ending! The war between Safire and the North is really intensifying and I love Aurelia playing spy. Athan also takes on more of a leadership role and we see him working even more with his brothers to make decisions and plans. His sister is in this book too, which I loved. The level of political intrigue and battles and war and betrayal that this book had what I wanted for the whole series, and honestly, book three makes books one and two worth it. I highly recommend reading it, so be sure to read it when it comes out on the 20th!