Skip to main content

Book Review: Purple Hearts By Michael Grant

* I am reviewing this book that I received from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

Purple Hearts (The Front Lines #3)
Title: Purple Hearts
Authors: Michael Grant
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Egmont/Electric Monkey
Rating: 5/5 stars

Book Summary: 

Third and final instalment of this critically acclaimed young adult alternative historical series that began with Front Lines and Silver Stars

It's 1944, and it feels to everyone like the war will never end. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr and Rainie Shulterman have all received accolades, been 'heroes', earned promotion - in short, they've all done 'enough' to allow them to leave this nightmare and go home. But they don't.

D-Day, June 6th 1944. On that day, many still doubted the American soldier.

By June 7th no one did.

Book Review:

This review has been a long time coming since I love the other two book in the series it was no surprise that I devoured this one. Purple Hearts is a wonderful end to this series. I laughed. I cried. It was just great.

I think that why I am so attached to this series is because I adore all of the characters. They are just so great. I wanted them to be OK throughout the whole thing which is probably why I was close to tears by the end. Scratch that I think I did let out a couple at the end. The finale of this was just so heartbreaking and if it would have ended like that I would have been very annoyed but we are given obituaries for all of the characters after which I loved. I felt like their journeys were complete and we had gone full circle and their character development was so great.

The story was also told with an unknown narrator from the first book which was finally revealed in this book and I was happy to say that I got it right. I was actually happy that I got it right as they were one of my favourite characters and deserved all of the hype. They were still all important but I really like that they were given their time. 

I also enjoyed the plot in this book especially Rainey's arc because at the end it was so raw and emotional, I can't get over how good it was. All of their arcs were really strong and I do love Jenou and Rio's arc especially as it touched on cowardice which is something that is not explored in WWII stories so I loved this. Of course, there was a lot of action and violence which is Michael Grant's trademark. This is obviously done well and I loved it especially as my faves were in danger and I wanted them to survive. Basically, I love the Soldier Girl series and Purple Heart is no except. It is one of my favourite books of the year and I loved it. 

The Verdict: 

Purple Hearts is a perfect finale to the series. I just wish there were more books so I can live with all the characters forever. 


Popular posts from this blog

My Reading Tastes Are Changing

For the last couple of years, I feel like this has become a reoccurring blog post but I want to talk about it now because I think something is actually happening in my reading life. My reading tastes are changing. I've felt it for a while. I haven't really been drawn to YA titles that much anymore especially contemporary. Being busy in my time, I have been really selective in the books that I pick up so for me: the shorter, the better. And when picking up shorter books, the less likely they are to be YA. The more I am exposed to more books, the more I get to read books that I connect to Some of the books that I have picked up have really surprised me because of how much I ended up enjoying them. I think as I grow older, I am looking for different stories, different experiences and different perspectives. These don't just fit the YA mould. I also have been really into different genres like horror and the occasional thriller which have not read from before and I'm interes

Book Review: The Great Godden by Meg Rossoff

   * I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. * Title: The Great Godden  Author: Meg Rossoff Publisher: Bloomsbury  Source: NetGalley ( Bookshop UK |  Hive |  Goodreads  |  Storygraph ) Book Summary: Everyone talks about falling in love like it’s the most miraculous, life-changing thing in the world. Something happens, they say, and you know … That’s what happened when I met Kit Godden. I looked into his eyes and I knew. Only everyone else knew too. Everyone else felt exactly the same way. This is the story of one family, one dreamy summer – the summer when everything changes. In a holiday house by the sea, our watchful narrator sees everything, including many things they shouldn’t, as their brother and sisters, parents and older cousins fill hot days with wine and games and planning a wedding. Enter two brothers – irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there’s

Favourite Graphic Novels & Manga of 2021

As I have read a lot of books this year, I always want to give graphic novels and manga their own celebration as they often get overlooked and do make up a lot of my reading. I also find that even though I read a lot of them, it takes a lot to convince me and make it a new favourite. So here are my best... Heartstopper Volume 4 by Alice Oseman  Like everyone on the internet, I too am a massive Heartstopper fan and Volume 4 is no different. I love the relationship of Nick and Charlie and the side characters also make the series. This one also explores the way that mental health can impact romance and it still does justice to the story and does not fall into cliches. I am eagerly anticipating the final volume but I don't want it to be over.  The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott by Zoe Thorogood One of the last graphic novels I read this year and the one that has the second amount of hype, The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott also leaves a lasting impression. I love a good Briti