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Title: No Vain Loss
Author: M.C. Frank
Series: No Ordinary Star, #3
Genre: SciFi, Fantasy
Publisher: M.C. Frank
Date Published: End of 2017
A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
This is the One World.
The year is 2524.
Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic young adult novel in three parts is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.
Written in three parts, this is the breathtaking story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time.
In No Vain Loss, the world is on the brink of the greatest war humanity has ever known. Lives will be lost. New truths will be revealed.
No Vain Loss is an epic conclusion to an epic series. It is filled to the brim with action-packed scenes, beautiful romance, and a huge amount of plot twists. If you are unsure about reading this series, I just finished this entire book in one sitting- that is how phenomenal NVL is! I have been anticipating the release of this book for a long time now, and I was very excited to start it. This review is going to be full of the amazing things that make up this book. There was absolutely nothing that I didn’t enjoy in this book, so there will not be anything negative in the review.
To start, I am so happy that No Vain Loss picks up right after the cliffhanger of No Plain Rebel. As soon as No Vain Loss begins, we are showered with action. Just when you think there may be a breather, something else happens. This made NVL become an extremely fast paced book which I think suited it very well. In addition, M.C. Frank was able to flawlessly execute this speed without making anything feel rushed.
Next, I want to talk about Felix and Astra. Throughout the duration of No Vain Loss, we get the opportunity to watch them go about trying to save the world. There were many times when I didn’t know what was going to happen next, especially pertaining to Felix and Astra. I obviously can’t touch on this too much without spoiling something, so I am going to leave it at this: there were much more plot twists in No Vain Loss than I could count.
If you are looking for a slow burning romance, an amazing fantasy novel, or a dystopian book, No Vain Loss is for you. In fact, I highly recommend reading this entire series. No Vain Loss has easily slipped in to become one of my favorite books of all time. If that doesn’t say something then I don’t know what will. I truly have no world to explain how phenomenal No Vain Loss is. So, if you really want to know, read it for yourself (in all seriousness, this book is a definite must-read)!
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