Monday, April 15, 2013
Book Review: True by Hilary Duff
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Series: Elixir, #3
Source: ARC from publisher
Following the harrowing events of Elixir and Devoted—and the ceremony that almost killed Sage—Clea faces a new reality: With Sage’s soul in Nico’s body, the love of her life looks an awful lot like her best friend’s boyfriend. Can Clea and Sage really be happy under these circumstances?
Clea wants to try to enjoy their new life together, but Sage is acting different—angry—and she struggles to keep her friends from finding out what has happened to him. Something is clearly haunting Sage, and Clea is losing control. Can she trust her friends with the dangerous truth, or will she have to risk losing Sage to madness?
I still find it hard to believe, but Hilary Duff is an author and she wrote this series and pulled off a pretty good trilogy. The Elixir novels were intense, romantic and intriguing. We never knew what would happen next and I enjoyed that. In True, book #3, we finally see the fate of Clea and Sage. Are they finally together for life or did the ceremony from Devoted end Sage's life forever? If you've read Elixir and Devoted then it's crucial that you finish the series and read True.
Sage is alive through Nico's body and this was the hardest part for me. That was Clea's best friends boyfriend who is now dead, but can be seen walking around, but it's not him. It was just hard to wrap my head around that, and be okay with it.
Sage is now dealing with anger issues from being inside Nicos body, and has become a violent person with episodes here and there and he's forgetting things that have just happened and Clea doesn't know why this is happening. She is determined to bring out the old Sage, her soul mate, the kind hearted Sage we all knew. Can she does this alone? Can she trust her friends to support her and help Sage? The ending of True will have you re-thinking the loyalties of all of the characters in this series and with the back and forth POV's of Clea and Rayna you will see things differently. How does Rayna feel now that her boyfriend has left the earth but his body remains? These are all new issues that will be dealt with in the final conclusion of Hilary Duff's Elixir Series.