Brave by Jennifer L Armentrout Book Review

Updated: Jan 22, 2021


by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published by Jennifer L Armentrout

Book 3 in A Wicked Trilogy

Ivy Morgan hasn't been feeling like herself lately.

Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine... and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.

If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies.

Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves--and, ultimately, to save herself.

Because behind every evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen….


Steamy New Adult Action-Packed

Violence Romance Sexy


Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the third and final book in A Wicked Trcyilogy, and centers around Ivy, struggling with the trauma she has suffered during her kidnapping in the last book. She eventually needs to come to terms with what she has been through, though, as she and everyone she loves is still in danger.

So, a large part of me loved this book, but a small part of me is left feeling kind of ... annoyed. Brave still continues A Wicked Trilogy's unique story-line, and our main characters, Ivy, Ren and Tink are still all kinds of awesome, but the story felt unfinished to me. There is no real conclusion to the story. It's left very open. I know that there is a series of novellas published in the Wicked world, but the main books are a trilogy. They shouldn't end with the enemy off licking their wounds. There should be a conclusion. There was also some consistency issues. The most aggravating of all: In the first book, it's said that a very specific stake carved from a tree from the Otherworld is the only thing that can kill Ancient fae ... by the third book, it only weakens them. There is also Ivy's age. In the first book she is 22, but in the third, she is 21, turning 22.