Monday, February 25, 2013

REVIEW: Exalted (Stained Series #4) by Ella James

Title/Series: Exalted | Stained #4
Author: Ella James
Publisher: Barkley's Books
Published: October 30th 2012
Format: eBook | 191 pages
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Source: Purchased B&N

★★★ (5/5) Stars!

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Ripped apart by the betrayals of two friends and ensnared by Celestial captors, Julia and Cayne are poised to fulfill their sacrificial role in The Three’s return to power. Their Chosen friends will move Hell and Earth to win their freedom, but how will they fight fate when a powerful deity gets the upper hand?

The net will come down.

Someone will be sacrificed.

A dear friend will die.

And a Celestial battle will play out on Earth, with everything—and everyone—at stake.

Most endings are bittersweet for me. I mean, I've done it! I've finally made it to the end and now I understand everything that's been going on. All those great things that give you sort of a book high and leave you with a smile. It's amazing right? Then there's the other side. The realization that...I don't get to hang out with these characters anymore. Their story is done for me. Instant deflation. I mean I can always reread them, which I do trust me. But it's not nearly the same when you're not discovering new things.

Out of the entire Stained series I think that Exalted is my favorite book. It's quite a bit darker than the others in my opinion. Death, painful battles, etc.  It's also more intense and well, except for people you grow attached to dying, I feel like this book ended the series beautifully. Endings are always scary. What if it's not how you picture it? I've put in all this time and what if I feel let down? There was no let down. Okay yeah once again some deaths were hard but you can't expect everyone to make it through when you're going through an apocalyptic type war. The very end of this book was just so intense, so on the edge of my seat. I swear I think I held my breath a time or two. And then the Epilogue. TEARS! Love, love, loved it.

Ella James is such an amazing Indie author if you haven't yet already, you really must go download the first book Stained... it's free so what are you waiting for. Get started on this great series it's very worth it.


  1. What a great review! I'm officially interested in reading this now :)

  2. Great!! If and when you read it I hope you enjoy it :)