At the end of 2018, I read my first book by Rebecca Yarros. I was so impressed with The Last Letter that I vowed to go back and read some of Yarros’ previous releases. It took me a little over a year, but I finally got to the first book in her Flight & Glory series. Once I started with that one, I had to read the rest of the series. Here are my mini reviews for each book that has been released.
Full Measures, Book 1: ★ ★ ★ ★
Full Measures was a great start to this series. I’m impressed that this was Yarros’ debut novel. It was a sweet and somber story full of heat and indecision. Ember drove me a little nuts, but overall I liked her. I loved Josh. Overall, it was a good read that hit the emotional punches it delivered.
Eyes Turned Skyward, Book 2: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Eyes Turned Skyward was a predictable romance, but that didn’t matter because everything about it was fantastic. Jagger is a hero everyone will swoon over. He was a bad boy who was actually really good. I loved the care her took of Paisley. Paisley was a little frustrating at times, but I still loved her. She was sweet and good and perfect for Jagger.
Beyond What is Given, Book 3: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This series just keeps getting better and better. Beyond What is Given was an amazing addition to it. Again, the story was a predictable (as romances often are), but the characters make up for that. I loved how feisty and strong Samantha was even when her world was crashing down around her. I loved how Grayson pointed her in the right direction to put herself back together and ended up doing the same for himself. Grayson… Definitely a new favorite character of mine. I loved his hard shell and quiet demeanor. I think they’re my favorite couple in this series, but it’s hard to pick because all of them are amazing in their own ways.
Hallowed Ground, Book 4: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Hallowed Ground is the book I didn’t think I wanted, but desperately needed. I was hesitant to read it because I didn’t want to go back to Josh and Ember’s relationship and dig up old issues. I sucked it up and read it because a friend told me I would need to read it before book 5 is released. I’m happy I did because even when Josh got dumb and annoying, I could see the importance to and of the story. This was the most heartbreaking to read, but also maybe the most fulfilling. I wish I didn’t have to wait for book #5.