Book Review: Sidhe (The Incubus Saga Book 3) by Amanda Meuwissen

 
 

🌟One of my faves!🌟

Nathan's back from the Veil, but he's so broken and changed that he's not even sure he knows how to live anymore, let alone fight in the oncoming battle that will determine the fate of the world. Nathan will have to rely on his loved ones and find confidence in himself if he's going to have any chance of beating Malak.

*This review was originally posted on 7/9/15 and has been reposted to add an update. Fun Fact: My reviews for this series were actually the very first thing I posted when I first started this blog! Don't judge me too harshly for my original reviews!*


Book Review: Sidhe (The Incubus Saga Book 3) by Amanda Meuwissen | books, book reviews, fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, LGBT, adult
Title: Sidhe
Book Number: Book 3
Pages: 530
My Rating: 5 Stars
More Info: Goodreads, Amazon,
 

Review:

What an amazing ending to an amazing series!

The thing about these books is, I didn’t read them for the action or the mystery or even the plot (though I did enjoy those things, don’t get me wrong). I read them for the characters, the emotion, and the depth. And they never disappointed, especially this third book. The author has this way of describing things, of showing-not-telling, of making you feel, of imbuing such depth into everything that I often found myself tearing up, frowning, smiling from ear to ear, reacting in all these different involuntary ways to what seemed like the smallest and most insignificant of moments because she made sure to give them significance and write in a way that portrayed that significance. And it didn’t stop with Nathan—I was feeling things for all the characters, even side characters that weren’t introduced until the last book. And she found a way to expertly weave all these other characters’ emotions into a series that was told almost entirely from Nathan’s third person POV without it seeming out of place or coincidental or forced.

Overall, this was the kind of series that, despite all the hardships and pain the characters went through, made me feel good and warm and sappy. So if you like feeling good and warm and sappy, I think you’ll love it, too!

*I’ve read this book multiple times. This review was written after my 1st read.*

2nd Read Update:
Five years later, and my first review still holds. I had forgotten just how much these books affected me. For days after I finished, I was still just kind of… constantly thinking about these books and feeling things.

Also, the more this book (and series) went on, the more Nathan grew and changed, and the more I came to love him, including his imperfections and insecurities. He was scared and struggled to have the same faith in himself that others did, but he was such a good person.

The plot was a little slower in this one, a little more meander-y at times, but it was necessary for the story. And there was still plenty happening, what with everything the series had been building up to.

I’m not quite sure how other people define HFN and HEA, but I would say this might be a HFN to some, since there was no epilogue about the future, with an implied HEA. To me it’s an HEA because there’s no way a relationship this beautiful wouldn’t last forever.

So to summarize… I loved all the characters. And the relationships. And the story. And the emotion. Just like the others, this one made me want to cry—not because I was sad, but because I just felt so much for the characters, or because there was so much good and hope and happiness for them after all the bad they’d been through, or because they always had each other, even during the bad.

*Sigh* I just love this series.

Reread Ratings:
5 Stars (1st read – 2015)
5 Stars (2nd read – 2020)

 
 
 
 
 

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  1. Amanda Kay Meuwissen

    And finally, because I had to comment on each and every review you left here, as they just made my day, weekend, week, and probably more…thank you. There is no greater accomplishment than having each book get readers to fall in love that much harder with the story, seeing it improve with each part of the tale. And that the side characters were just as important to you really means so much, because I love every single one of them, and am so glad they came across as fully developed aspects to the world that you wanted to follow just as much as the main trio. Thank you again, so many times over, for joining me on this journey!

  2. Amanda Meuwissen

    Oh wow, I didn’t realize when you contacted me that you were revisiting them with new review comments as well. I must have missed the others, but saw this in my update following your blog – and seriously, wow. I mean, of course, I love this series and these characters, but there’s nothing as special as what it all can mean for a reader. And while these may have been your first reviews here (they were still amazing btw), it was also my first published works (aside form one tiny little novella that was more a prototype book). I’m going to have to go back and look carefully through all of these updates, but you remind me that there were things I’d considered doing to continue the story. Namely, a standalone about Leven and Adrian, where you’d get to see some of the future for the other characters as well. Perhaps I’ll still end up doing that someday. Regardless, thank you. Your reviews of anyone’s work are always so thoughtful and enjoyable, and it warms me to know this series is one that stuck with you.

    1. Kristen Burns

      You didn’t miss them! I just republished those, but it turns out WP doesn’t send notifications for that, so I made a whole new post for this one. Anyway, I couldn’t resist updating my thoughts! I love that they were your first published books and my first reviews! I would definitely read any extra stuff you write about these characters, but if not, I’ll still treasure the series as is ♥️