"Startingly original fantasy" it reads on the front, and I'm not really sure you can say much else. Those three words perfectly epitomise the entire Colours of Madeline series. Moriarty's writing is so completely unique and exquisite that in trying to write this review, I feel as though I am using a kindergartener's vocabulary, and that I'm writing at the level of one of my year two students... The true telling of a talented author is to outshine everyone else and make them feel truly inadequate. Thanks for that love. ;)
Anyway, I think you get that I really, really was impressed with this novel. It's a bit hard to talk about the storyline when it comes to the final book in a trilogy, but I'll say this... Madeline, Keira, the Princess and the stable boy are all back, on seperate and ensemble adventures, both in and out of the World. Everything, and I mean everything is revealed. All the loose little ribbons get tied up, even the wispy ones you couldn't see. Twists, revelations and "hory clap, no way, I need ten minutes to digest this" moments happened all through out. There were new characters and romances, new themes and adversity, and of course; new colours. All round, a deeply satisfying conclusion to a irrevocably memorable series.
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: 26th March 2016
Acquired from: Pan Macmillan Publishing
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely my own*