Author: Rachel E. Carter
Series: The Black Mage #3
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Welcome to the Candidacy. Where dreams go to die.
Twenty-year-old Ryiah is a black mage of Combat, but she’s not the Black Mage. Yet. She’s had her eyes on the legendary robe for as long as she can remember, and in just one year, she will have a chance at her country’s prestigious—and only—tourney for war mages… Too bad she is going up against a certain prince—the one person she has yet to beat.
The Candidacy finally arrives and a winner is robed, but something dark is lurking in her kingdom’s midst. Rival nations are closing in, and it’s time to make an alliance.
Unfortunately for Ryiah, that’s only the beginning. The worst enemy resides in the palace.
A very special thanks to Rachel E. Carter for sending me a review copy of Candidate.
WHAT THE EVEN?!?!? WHAT. HUH. HOW. WHAT?!?!? ahfghjbdsbgkdsbhkdsb!
And that’s the end of my review!
Okay, I’m kidding. TO THE REVIEW WE GO! So, first of all, Candidate is seriously so awesome I loved it!
Fans of Throne of glass, The Hunger Games or even Harry Potter will love this series!
You have to pick these books up now! I loved the adventure, the plot, the characters, EVERYTHING! I absolutely adored the ending of this book.
*applies war paint* I am ready for battle bitches.
My friend, (rest in peace) Chez, also read and reviewed this book. She was heartbroken at the end and I finally get what she was going on about! I was an emotional wreck, I cried (both happy and sad tears) so much reading this. To be honest I think Rachel lives on her fan’s tears. I’m so happy I get to be a part of this wonderful fandom! I loved how in this book it’s focused more on Ryiah and the political problems rather than the what-if of Daryiah. Not that I didn’t enjoy it the other books, I loved it, It’s just that I wasn’t sure how it was going to work in the third book. Because I was worried it wasn’t going to be as good as Apprentice. But guess the frick what? Rachel did it! She upped her game in Candidate, and I absolutely Loved it! The political problems showed us more of the world we were introduced to in the second book, as well as the duties the royal family has. And let me just say… One, I DO NOT want to be a Royal, and Two, Blayne is a whiny bitch who belongs six feet underground. Seriously though, if he had a hashtag it would be #BlayneThePain. But apart from that, he is a very interesting character that I’d like to know more about. That doesn’t mean I like him like a good character! But he’s just so well written I need to know more. He’s one of those evil characters that you love and hate at the same time. He’s so bad that he’s good.Which is the reason why you should pick up Non-Heir. 😉 Just Sayin. We meet some other characters in this series, we lose some (too many), but what really stands out is how far Darren and Ryiah actually came together. I think this is the most I’ve ever grown with a character.You get to see Ryiah grow from a wittle Jelly bean to this Badass bitch-don’t-touch-me-imma-cut-you awesomeness!Rachel’s Writing is so captivating. She just swept me off my feet and wooshed me off to her world of amazingness!
I NEED MORE!
To me, reading is like watching a film, for example, if someone is playing an evil person you know they’re a good actor when you really, really hate them. It’s the same when it comes to writing. You see and feel everything the character is feeling, and you hate and love most of the people they do. And I think that is what Rachel has really grasped oh so well! So basically, what I’m saying is this book is amazing and you should get it too because this series has become my drug and I need to talk about it more.I don’t know why you haven’t already, but just drop what you’re doing right now and go an buy these books!
I can’t wait to see what happens next in Last Stand!