Monday, 7 July 2014

{Review} Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau

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Release Date: June 1st, 2014
Finished Date: June 15th, 2014
Publishers: Templar Publishing 
Genre: YA, Dystopia
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 364
In book three of the Testing series, the United Commonwealth wants to eliminate the rebel alliance fighting to destroy The Testing for good. Cia is ready to lead the charge, but will her lethal classmates follow her into battle?

She wants to put an end to the Testing
In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor, Cia Vale, vows to fight.

But she can't do it alone.
This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for - but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves--and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.

Who can Cia trust?
The stakes are higher than ever-lives of promise cut short or fulfilled; a future ruled by fear or hope--in the electrifying conclusion to Joelle Charbonneau's epic Testing trilogy. Ready or not…it's Graduation Day.

The Final Test is the Deadliest!

The Review: Graduation Day is the third and final book in The Testing series written by author Joelle Charbonneau, and what a finale it was! 

Set in a dystopia world, Sia passed The Testing, she’s studying to become a leader for the government but there’s one problem, Sia wants to take down the system and put an end to The Testing that got her to where she is today. With the United Commonwealth trying to take down the rebels and the rebels trying to overtake the United Commonwealth, Sia is desperately running out of time and with the final stage in her tests becoming more and more intense, it’s impossible to know who to trust. Sia has always trusted her instincts and judgements before, but now it’s the crunch time and one wrong move and she stands to lose everything and everyone she loves. Can Sia make the right choices and do what’s best for her country or will this be the end for her?

It was simply impossible to predict the outcome of this series! With some much mistrust in the story, like I said, it’s simply impossible. Graduation Day was a great end because there was so much speculation, death and drama and of course mystery to the story. I did feel as though it was a little slower paced as the previous books, but I could understand why it was, but I still I really enjoyed it.

Sia has really grown throughout this series. She’s always been a wise girl one who follows her heart and does what she thinks is right. I’m glad to see that didn’t change throughout this book and if anything she became an even better person, even though she was faced some tough challenges. I was glad she the likes of Thomas to help her and even some unpredictable characters who had a helping hand in the final outcome. 
I really enjoyed the ending of the series and I felt that everything was nicely wrapped up as well as it could possibly be for this series, and after I found myself very satisfied with what I’d read. 

In all, Joelle Charbonneau has wrote a very enjoyable series, one that many dystopia fans would certainly enjoy and one I’d definitely recommend to people! 

Thank you to Templar Publishing for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

3 comments:

Jess Watkins said...

Great review :)
This was my least favourite of the series but I thought it finished it off nicely.

Natalie Cleary said...

I have book one and two of this but haven't read them yet. I'll get book 3 before I start the series. Are they worth bumping up the pile?

Stephanie said...

I love dystopia and this sounds like a book that I would like. Thanks for the insightful review and for the intro. It was my first look at this book.

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