The Last Life of Prince Alastor

The Last Life of Prince Alastor

Alexandra Bracken / Jun 26, 2019

The Last Life of Prince Alastor Three hundred years ago fate bound Prosper Redding and Prince Alastor of the Third Realm together Now the human boy and fiend heir to the demon kingdom must put aside a centuries old blood feud to sa

  • Title: The Last Life of Prince Alastor
  • Author: Alexandra Bracken
  • ISBN: The Last Life of Prince Alastor
  • ISBN13
    9781368002332
    Edition Language
    English
    Series
  • Page: 336
  • Format: ebook
  • Three hundred years ago, fate bound Prosper Redding and Prince Alastor of the Third Realm together Now the human boy and fiend heir to the demon kingdom must put aside a centuries old blood feud to save everything they love Alastor will guide Prosper through the demon realm under one huge condition Prosper must enter into a contract with the malefactor residing in him, Three hundred years ago, fate bound Prosper Redding and Prince Alastor of the Third Realm together Now the human boy and fiend heir to the demon kingdom must put aside a centuries old blood feud to save everything they love Alastor will guide Prosper through the demon realm under one huge condition Prosper must enter into a contract with the malefactor residing in him, promising eternal servitude in the afterlife With Prosper s sister in the clutches of the evil queen Pyra, Prosper has no choice but to agree But when they arrive in Alastor s deliciously demonic home, the realm is almost as alien to Alastor as it is to Prosper the lowest fiends have dethroned the ruling malefactors, while an unfathomable force called the Void is swiftly consuming the realm The desperate fiends cling to the one person who says she can stop it Pyra As Prosper embarks on a perilous rescue mission to the Tower of No Return, he can t help but feel for the demons losing their home even Alastor, who lives by a set of rules that have vanished in a new world With the fates of humans and demons at odds, the battle lines are drawn Long ago, Prosper s ancestor Honor Redding proved that humans and demons could never be friends But is Prosper like his ancestor And is Alastor the same demon who was betrayed by the one human he cared for Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for ebook Expected publication February 5th 2019 by Disney Hyperion More Details Original Title The Last Life of Prince 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Prince Alastor Lists with This Book Middle Grade Novels of 2019 331 books 195 voters The Most Beautiful Covers Of 2019 94 books 19 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jun 07, 2018 Melanie marked it as to read Shelves arc, middle grade, fantasy, ghosts, magic, demons, witches ARC provided by Disney Hyperion in exchange for an honest review.1 The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch flag 22 likesLike see review Rachel McKitterick Ohhh I m jealous Jan 31, 2019 12 50AM Jan 31, 2019 megs_bookrack is currently reading it Shelves arcs to read, middle grade to read, 2019 releases Less than one week away from release I need to start this flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 22, 2018 Alexis rated it it was amazing review of another edition Seriously I completely loved this book It picks up right after the first, which was honestly refreshing, considering a lot of books have time jumps Every book that Alexandra Bracken writes I feel like gets better and better I m not going to go into details as it s a sequel All that I can say is that this book delivered and I recommend reading this duology flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 rachel marked it as 2019 tbr Shelves middle grade experiment, paranormal fantasy uf 1 The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Blog Twitter Instagram flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Brittney rated it really liked it Thank you Disney Book Group for sending me an eARC copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Please refrain from reading this review if you have not yet read The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Prosper Redding Book 1.4.25 5 starsThe Last Life of Prince Alastor continues the tale of Prosper Redding Alexandra Bracken weaves well represented friendship, self finding, good purpose and understanding, as well as change for the benefitual within this novel Prosper Redding mu Thank you Disney Book Group for sending me an eARC copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Please refrain from reading this review if you have not yet read The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Prosper Redding Book 1.4.25 5 starsThe Last Life of Prince Alastor continues the tale of Prosper Redding Alexandra Bracken weaves well represented friendship, self finding, good purpose and understanding, as well as change for the benefitual within this novel Prosper Redding must journey to the Third Realm to find and save his sister as he tries to do what is right along the way I enjoyed being back in this world and learning about it Alexandra Bracken gives the reader insight to the realm of fiends and their culture I also appreciated the flashbacks between Alastor and Honor Redding It was interesting to compare Honor to both Alastor and Prosper in this story The journey that Prosper takes in this novel is very fun and entertaining The world of the fiends is so rich with description and craftsmanship The reader gets to learn about characters from the previous book as well new characters that Prosper meets along this action packed journey to save Prue.Alexandra Bracken includes a lot character growth within this novel The reader gets to see how these two worlds compare and how they affect each other I think Middle Grade readers will greatly appreciate the tale of Prosper and his companions I believe that students can learn from this journey and have a great reading experience as well I would recommend this one to my students and others flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 06, 2018 Cas rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 reads, magic and fantasy, middle grade, netgalley, paranatural supernormal God, I m not emotional, you re emotional This was so good I can t believe an ancient demon and a disaster of a kid and a cat with bat wings gave me enough feelings to wish I could go off and make a contract to take my heart away from me I don t want it RTC flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 23, 2018 Ally rated it it was amazing The sequel picks up immediately where the first book left off Prosper Redding finally makes a pact with the fiend Alastor and goes through the portal to Below to rescue his twin sister Prue Upon entering the world of Below, Prosper must be smart in order to rescue Prue from Alastor s younger sister Pyra However, Alastor learns that there is a dark force in his homeland that is eating up all the magic and destroying the world not only that, but Alastor finds out the fiendish society has chan The sequel picks up immediately where the first book left off Prosper Redding finally makes a pact with the fiend Alastor and goes through the portal to Below to rescue his twin sister Prue Upon entering the world of Below, Prosper must be smart in order to rescue Prue from Alastor s younger sister Pyra However, Alastor learns that there is a dark force in his homeland that is eating up all the magic and destroying the world not only that, but Alastor finds out the fiendish society has changed in the last couple of hundred years and what he felt was the right way to behave is no longer smiled upon Prosper meets old and new friends along the way and together they go to face Alastor s sister while learning new mysterious secrets about the world, themselves and their families The most important take away of The Last Life of Prince Alastor is the important of family, and how sometimes cruel things are done in the name of protecting the family Throughout the novel we see the action through the eyes of snarky and witty Alastor as well as the courageous Prosper While this novel is targeted at a middle grade audience, Ms Bracken s brilliant prose can attract readers of all ages It s is beautiful, simple and has the right amount of Nightmare Before Christmas like spooky.The characters we met in book one went through some really beautiful character development arcs And as you guys may know my favorite stories feature character development where the person we met at the beginning has grown emotionally as they struggle towards their goal I am not entirely sure if The Last Life of Prince Alastor is the end of the story, because the ending left me with a feeling that there was to come I sure hope so flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Samantha Beard rated it really liked it review of another edition I requested an eARC of The Last Life of Prince Alastor by Alexandra Bracken a very long time ago It was actually one of the first books I ever requested on NetGalley, and it was a huge surprise to me when I actually got it In case you missed it, I did a full review of the first book in this series The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding I loved that book, so I was really excited to get back to these characters, especially Alastor If you haven t already read book 1 of this series, there may be s I requested an eARC of The Last Life of Prince Alastor by Alexandra Bracken a very long time ago It was actually one of the first books I ever requested on NetGalley, and it was a huge surprise to me when I actually got it In case you missed it, I did a full review of the first book in this series The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding I loved that book, so I was really excited to get back to these characters, especially Alastor If you haven t already read book 1 of this series, there may be spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution As Alastor would probably say, abandon all hope ye who enter here maggots The book takes place largely in Alastor s realm, which was a big departure from the previous book I did find myself missing Salem quite a bit Part of the first book s charm for me was seeing Alastor trying to acclimate to the human world, and recognizing the landmarks of Salem described throughout the story Though Salem is gone, Alastor still has a lot of adjusting to do In Prince Alastor, his struggle is with the emotional and logical side of humanity than the physical side.Alastor himself takes the focus a lot in this instalment, in general Though Prosper is still decidedly the main character, I was really happy to see of Alastor s inner thoughts and reactions A lot has changed around his home since he went away to the mortal world, and the adjustment is not an easy one for him.Just like in book 1, there are some BIG themes in Prince Alastor One of the major ones is forgiveness Prosper and his friend Nell have some drama to deal with Watching them reconcile their differences is great Their plotline really speaks to the importance of communicating and just discussing interpersonal problems instead of ignoring them.Even when faced with a whole host of new creatures and terrifying dangers, the mortals in this story really shine They bring a level of logic and wit that even Alastor is surprised by at times I loved seeing them work together, and you can really feel how much Prosper and Nell care for each other.If you loved book 1, I would definitely encourage you to continue the series Though there are some big differences between them, the second book wraps up the story very well I love that the book continued to have lots of thematic meat, and I see myself revisiting Alastor and co again in the future flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Brittney rated it really liked it review of another edition Thank you Disney Book Group for sending me an eARC copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Please refrain from reading this review if you have not yet read The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Prosper Redding Book 1.4.25 5 starsThe Last Life of Prince Alastor continues the tale of Prosper Redding Alexandra Bracken weaves well represented friendship, self finding, good purpose and understanding, as well as change for the beneficial within this novel Prosper Redding mu Thank you Disney Book Group for sending me an eARC copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Please refrain from reading this review if you have not yet read The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Prosper Redding Book 1.4.25 5 starsThe Last Life of Prince Alastor continues the tale of Prosper Redding Alexandra Bracken weaves well represented friendship, self finding, good purpose and understanding, as well as change for the beneficial within this novel Prosper Redding must journey to the Third Realm to find and save his sister as he tries to do what is right along the way I enjoyed being back in this world and learning about it Alexandra Bracken gives the reader insight to the realm of fiends and their culture I also appreciated the flashbacks between Alastor and Honor Redding It was interesting to compare Honor to both Alastor and Prosper in this story The journey that Prosper takes in this novel is very fun and entertaining The world of the fiends is so rich with description and craftsmanship The reader gets to learn about characters from the previous book as well new characters that Prosper meets along this action packed journey to save Prue.Alexandra Bracken includes a lot character growth within this novel The reader gets to see how these two worlds compare and how they affect each other I think Middle Grade readers will greatly appreciate the tale of Prosper and his companions I believe that students can learn from this journey and have a great reading experience as well I would recommend this one to my students and others flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Kirstin gryffindorkwinchester rated it really liked it review of another edition I received an e ARC of The Last Life Of Prince Alastor, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review So a big thank you to the people over at Disney Books for the early read A really fun and spooky sequel to an already unforgettable story We start this book right where the first ended and follow Prosper while he travels to The Third Realm to save his sister We got even world building in this second instalment, and I loved being back in this story The plot was action packed and the c I received an e ARC of The Last Life Of Prince Alastor, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review So a big thank you to the people over at Disney Books for the early read A really fun and spooky sequel to an already unforgettable story We start this book right where the first ended and follow Prosper while he travels to The Third Realm to save his sister We got even world building in this second instalment, and I loved being back in this story The plot was action packed and the characters were diverse, unique, and well developed The Last Life Of Prince Alastor focuses on family and friendship and the importance of doing what is right While it is targeted for middle grade readers, I would highly suggest it to any fantasy fans looking for a spooky world, highly loveable characters, and a un put down able story arc flag 1 likeLike see review May 04, 2018 Aleta marked it as to read Shelves series companion flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 26, 2018 Lourdes marked it as to read I need to have this book ASAP flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Lauren Parrott rated it really liked it Shelves favorites What evil can come from a choice made with a pure heart and the best of intentions If you know me, you know it s essentially impossible for me to talk about books without talking about The Darkest Minds Ergo, it s impossible for me to talk about my favorite authors without bringing up Alexandra Bracken From dystopian worlds to time travel troubles to middle grade Halloween ish adventures, I ve never once walked away from a Bracken book without being absolutely and utterly gobsmacked And, un What evil can come from a choice made with a pure heart and the best of intentions If you know me, you know it s essentially impossible for me to talk about books without talking about The Darkest Minds Ergo, it s impossible for me to talk about my favorite authors without bringing up Alexandra Bracken From dystopian worlds to time travel troubles to middle grade Halloween ish adventures, I ve never once walked away from a Bracken book without being absolutely and utterly gobsmacked And, unsurprisingly, The Last Life of Prince Alastor was no exception.By the end of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding which you can read my full review of here , we re left with endless questions most of these pointing to the mysterious world that is the Downstairs The Last Life of Prince Alastor follows Propser as he attempts to navigate a realm in which he was clearly not invited to, while also following Alastor as he tries to reclaim what he deems as his rightful throne At this point, I feel like I sound like a broken record because I always seem to suggest that it s best to read an Alexandra Bracken novel blind But, in my defense, I really do think that in doing so, you re setting yourself up for the best wild ride possible I d made mistakes, I d been misled, but I wasn t some helpless victim in this story Admittedly, and I think a majority of book lovers can agree, sequels have a way of being incredibly nerve racking Personally, my biggest fear with sequels are the dreaded recaps Even though I m pretty sure I have the worst memory of all mankind, I don t want to spend 50 or so pages being spoon fed what happened in the last book because it simply becomes repetitive or boring LLOPA does remind us what happened in the last installment, but only in small side notes and not full chunks of a chapter This may seem like a small thing to notice, but it already puts the book on my goodside That, and the fact that I get to revisit some of my favorite characters with my favorite author I might just be a little bit biased here.In the same vein, because we re falling into a whole new realm we are quite literally falling through an open mirror , some substantial world building has to be done From the moment we re in the Downstairs with Prosper and Alastor, we re immediately introduced to the off putting smell, the perpetually dark sky, and how the land is laid out We re right there with Prosper as Alastor explains the Downstairs to him and how their overall hierarchy works And because of Prosper s complete inability to keep himself out of trouble, we meet Ogres, Fiends, and Ghouls along the way The description to this new world feels natural, realistic, and instantly drew me in I am always right, Alastor said There are only degrees of how correct I am I truly cannot stop thinking about how well Prosper was written as a character There are countless complexities and realistic tendencies woven into him in this sequel that I can t get over it Prosper goes through a constant internal pull when he s trying to decide between what s right and wrong, and it just felt so humane Similarly, there were often two different Prospers because, at times, he felt like he needed to put on a brave face when other times all he really wanted was a little bit of help Even though I m now 22, I could relate to so many of the thoughts that Prosper had.When I read books with the intentions of reviewing them, I take notes in my phone, and my favorite note taken for LLOPA was definitely Honestly just talk about how much you love Alastor As weird as it is to say that I missed reading in the voice of a parasitic malefactor, I really did I missed his clever insults some of my favorites from this book being Gorbellied, crook plated measle and Abominable, crusty thumb and his cunning schemes I can t delve deep into the specifics of why I loved him so much in this book for fear of spoilers, but you ve got to trust me on this one his character development is unreal.Alex aways somehow finds a way to introduce side characters that embellish the story and add to the main characters, not take away from them We meet elves, shades, new changelings friendly reminder that I still love Toad with my whole heart , and they each add a new level to the story And with that, they add even plot twists that will be sure to leave your jaw on the floor Further, Alexandra Bracken brings in her ability to discuss big problems readers of this genre might encounter in their own lives, but she stays on track with the plot it doesn t feel forced whatsoever There s one plot point with Nell that I really think every single reader can relate to I know I can You re a good friend, Prosper Redding You re a better friend, Nell Bishop It s important for a story to be entertaining It s fun to escape to a world that s not like your own, but it starts to get really impressive when an author can include elements of our world into a fictional one Even in a world filled with monsters threatening to take over the human realm, we can still afford a lesson of how we should treat others even when they re different than us.And again, without giving too much away, the plot is so intricately planned and executed When you think your questions are close to being answered and the story is going to start wrapping up, yet another plot twist hits you in the face and pushes you forward You re right there with Prosper as he looks for answers to his questions and tries to make his own connections The twists will even keep you guessing until the very end When a castle is crumbling, you do not stop to find the crack that began it all, you try to hold all of the fracturing walls together in any manner you can, to the best of your ability The fantastical elements of this book are nothing short of amazing but, what really grounded this story for me, where the natural moments between Prosper and Nell There were small conversations of reassurance and general friend banter that made them feel like real people I could even see myself having these same chats with some of my own friends Nell also even has an incredibly realistic experience with a Barbie Flower which genuinely had me thinking, that s me that s me AH I keep having to press the delete button on so many sections of this review because I don t want to spoil anything, but there is just so much I could talk about This could probably easily turn into a 7 page, MLA formatted literary analysis So please, please, please go pick it up so we can talk about THAT ENDING, and I can stop rambling about it here.The Last Life of Prince Alastor officially comes out on February 5, so make sure you run out to your local bookstores or place a preorder The absolute BIGGEST thank you to NetGalley and Disney Hyperion for providing me with an arc to review Overall 4.5 white foxes out of 5.Want to talk about this book or see me review your favorite Just let me know flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 18, 2018 Jennifer Murphy rated it really liked it review of another edition Another enjoyable book by Alexandra Bracken You must read her first book, The Dreadful Tail of Prosper Redding, in order for this one to make any sense After that, this book blends a lot of fantasy elements witches, demons, etc in a fast paced story It takes place in a few towns placed in Massachusetts which lends some credible backdrop to the story I look forward to reading from this author flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Jacquelyn Pace rated it really liked it Alexandra Bracken is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors I enjoy her writing style and how beautifully she constructions sentences and creates worlds within worlds I loved the first Prosper Redding book and was devastated to reach the cliffhanger ending because I didn t realize that there was supposed to be another book Thankfully the second one really made all the waiting worth it because the sequel does an outstanding job of writing up the stories and bringing everything to a satisf Alexandra Bracken is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors I enjoy her writing style and how beautifully she constructions sentences and creates worlds within worlds I loved the first Prosper Redding book and was devastated to reach the cliffhanger ending because I didn t realize that there was supposed to be another book Thankfully the second one really made all the waiting worth it because the sequel does an outstanding job of writing up the stories and bringing everything to a satisfactory conclusion The Last Life of Prince Alastor picks up exactly where the first Prosper Redding novel leaves off, with Propser and Alastor making a deal to go Downstairs to rescue Prosper s sister Prue and also to help Alastor regain his power and take back his kingdom They are quickly followed by Nell, the witch from the first book who betrayed Prosper but is determined to show him that she is better than that I love the dynamic between the two of them because they are always there to help and support one another and Prosper is always willing to help Nell bolster her confidence, while Nell is always there to call Prosper to the carpet and feed him the tough truths that he isn t always willing to hear Along their journey, they encounter a couple of allies and a bunch of mystical, demonic creatures who are after Prosper Alastor in order to bring them to Pyra Alastor s sister who has taken over the kingdom They re not only hiding from the fiends but also running from something called The Void, which is in the process of eating up the entire realm and everything in it, though Pyra has promised that she can stop this from happening The book starts off a humorous, fast paced journey through the Third Realm and involves Prosper and his group evading a lot of narrow misses and trying to come up with crazy plans to get out of the jams they find themselves in However, the last half the book turns into something much deeper and meaningful than a simple supernatural adventure To me, the book is truly about how the past impacts everyone and how you have to make the choice, every day, as to whether you will let your past choices and the choices made in your family s past define you or if you will choose to break the cycle The book also gives readers the message that it is always possible to change and is never truly too late for anyone I felt like this message resonated a lot with the world now and how we seem, as a society, to be constantly torn between our past and how things have always been and whether we should work to change things so that we can stop doing things because that s how they re done I found the end very moving and meaningful and very much enjoyed the way that Bracken wrapped up the story for all the characters involved.I would recommend this book duology to readers who like supernatural stories but don t want anything too scary or cumbersome It has all the elements of a great spooky stories ghosts, witches, fiends, curses without anything too frightening A very satisfying and wonderful read Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC flag Like see review Oct 20, 2018 Samantha rated it it was ok While this book had some clever components and sharply funny moments, it was a significant step down from the first book in the series So much of what was good about Bracken s first Prosper Redding book was about atmosphere, and the decision to set the second book largely in the demon realm damaged that badly The setting for this book had some clever moments the Disney World parody was excellent , but otherwise it felt half baked and generic The plot felt convoluted and meandering at times, While this book had some clever components and sharply funny moments, it was a significant step down from the first book in the series So much of what was good about Bracken s first Prosper Redding book was about atmosphere, and the decision to set the second book largely in the demon realm damaged that badly The setting for this book had some clever moments the Disney World parody was excellent , but otherwise it felt half baked and generic The plot felt convoluted and meandering at times, and the heavy handed moralizing was obnoxious and made me actually hate the book at times The book isn t a complete failure by any means, but it s a huge comedown from its predecessor I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Jul 12, 2018 Jeremy West rated it really liked it I adore this series so much, and this new book is no different Though not set in creepy Salem like book one, Prosper goes on a harrowing journey Downstairs to the demon realm to save his sister who was kidnapped by Pyra, Alastor s malfactor sister While the setting differs greatly from the first book, readers will love with whip smart dialogue between Prosper and Alastor just as much and possibly even wish they could visit the world of Downstairs themselves, with all its icky, creepy locations I adore this series so much, and this new book is no different Though not set in creepy Salem like book one, Prosper goes on a harrowing journey Downstairs to the demon realm to save his sister who was kidnapped by Pyra, Alastor s malfactor sister While the setting differs greatly from the first book, readers will love with whip smart dialogue between Prosper and Alastor just as much and possibly even wish they could visit the world of Downstairs themselves, with all its icky, creepy locations Disney, at least give me an It s A Small World type ride through the Downstairs full of putrid smells and ghosts and evil carnivals flag Like see review Sep 13, 2018 Kat rated it it was amazing Shelves e arc, excellent, middle school Thank you to NetGalley and Disney Book Group for the E Arc copy of The Last Life of Prince Alastor.Alexandra Bracken is a talented writer and storyteller If you haven t read these books you are missing out I can honestly say that this one is better than the first one A very rare thing for a series flag Like see review Nov 04, 2018 Michele rated it really liked it Shelves digital, netgalley, paranormal, ya An excellent follow up to Prosper Redding and a satisfying conclusion to the two book series We learn some about Alastor and Prosper and Prue and Nell Everyone grows as characters There are friendships and lessons Def recommended to 5th 8th grades and all others interested flag Like see review Jan 16, 2019 Kassandra rated it really liked it review of another edition This was a great conclusion to this duology I m sad to see the characters go especially Alastair He was very funny and witty as always flag Like see review Oct 31, 2018 Soup rated it it was ok Shelves netgalley, scifi fantasy, women writers, ya The Last Life of Prince Alastor concludes the very abbreviated two book Prosper Redding series The story seems weirdly truncated and I had to repeatedly check to confirm I hadn t somehow missed an installment of the series along the way I genuinely think the series suffers by having only two volumes, with much of the content from the first half of volume 2 rendered mostly unimportant as a result of plot twists in the latter half of the same volume Admittedly I did read the two books nearly The Last Life of Prince Alastor concludes the very abbreviated two book Prosper Redding series The story seems weirdly truncated and I had to repeatedly check to confirm I hadn t somehow missed an installment of the series along the way I genuinely think the series suffers by having only two volumes, with much of the content from the first half of volume 2 rendered mostly unimportant as a result of plot twists in the latter half of the same volume Admittedly I did read the two books nearly a year apart however, and it s possible the pacing overall would seem less choppy were the books read back to backC via NetGalley flag Like see review Dec 08, 2018 Amanda Northrup rated it liked it I was surprised to enjoy the first Prosper Redding book so much Unfortunately, this installment suffers from the dreaded Second Book Slump The pacing is slow and the plot is not particularly intriguing But the world is extremely well developed The realm of demons is fascinating flag Like see review Nov 14, 2018 Kirsten rated it really liked it review of another edition 3.75 stars Thank you to Netgalley and Disney Book Group for send me an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinionThis book was a really fun and satisfying conclusion to the Prosper Redding series This book picks up immediately after the ending of the first book, with Prosper heading into the Downstairs, with Alastor, to rescue his sister Prue from the queen of the fiends, Pyra Prosper is immediately swept in the mayhem of the Downstairs, and with the help of old and new friends 3.75 stars Thank you to Netgalley and Disney Book Group for send me an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinionThis book was a really fun and satisfying conclusion to the Prosper Redding series This book picks up immediately after the ending of the first book, with Prosper heading into the Downstairs, with Alastor, to rescue his sister Prue from the queen of the fiends, Pyra Prosper is immediately swept in the mayhem of the Downstairs, and with the help of old and new friends, he must find out where his sister is and save her while trying to save the human and demon realms as well.I liked where the plot went in this book There was a lot of really interesting twists and turns throughout the book and it kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next There was also a lot of really great world building in this novel As we are being introduced to the Downstairs for the first time, I was glad to see so much description about all the different types of fiends and areas that we visited throughout the novel Plot wise, my only critique would be that although some interesting developments were introduced fairly early on in the novel, they were either not addressed again or did not come into play as much as I thought they would There were also some aspects that I found predictable I did enjoy how the novel wrapped as a whole and felt very satisfied with what ended up happening to Prosper and his crew.Character wise, we saw a lot of interesting development from both Alastor and Prosper I enjoyed seeing Prosper struggle between choosing to do what would help him and his family and doing what was right We saw him develop a lot as a character, and we saw him slowly turn into the best version of himself Alastor had a subtle character arc in my opinion It did not seem like he changed all that much, but by the end we saw the subtle changes come to a head and we got to see Alastor s true colors shine through As with the first book, I would have loved to have seen development of the minor characters, especially the ones that were introduced for the first time in this book.Overall, this was a satisfying end to a series and I would recommend this book to people looking for a fun, adventure story flag Like see review Dave Sloan rated it it was amazing Jan 02, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Felicia Allen rated it it was amazing review of another edition I love this series so much The characters are amazing, the storylines are flawless, and I love the humor the author puts in flag Like see review Xrhstos rated it it was amazing Dec 28, 2018 Dec 04, 2018 Jennifer rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 gr challenge, middle grade, magic Disclaimer I received a free copy of this eBook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own.This one begins exactly where the first volume left off which puts us straight into the action Unless you ve read The Dreadful Tale of Proper Redding, this one won t make any sense Clever and fun, like the first book, this one is also a little spooky As Alastor and Prosper try to navigate their way through the malefactor s realm to save Prue, we are introduced to a lo Disclaimer I received a free copy of this eBook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own.This one begins exactly where the first volume left off which puts us straight into the action Unless you ve read The Dreadful Tale of Proper Redding, this one won t make any sense Clever and fun, like the first book, this one is also a little spooky As Alastor and Prosper try to navigate their way through the malefactor s realm to save Prue, we are introduced to a lot backstory and a lot fiends The character development is believable and you begin to understand motivations What would you do to save your family What lengths would you go to We never really know what we re capable of until we re put in a situation where we re desperate.I enjoyed this one just as much as the first especially the parody of amusement parks and hope Ms Bracken writes stories set in Prosper s world I definitely recommend this middle grade novel to anyone who likes a little spookiness with their humor, ghost stories, or an interest in the Salem Witch Trials flag Like see review Sep 02, 2018 Cynthia Parkhill rated it really liked it Shelves 808 3876 fantasy and sf, 070 52 advance reader copies This second book in a series throws the reader immediately into the story s action so if you re new to the saga, I recommend you back up and read the books in order.Alastor, a malefactor, is a ruling class spirit of the demon realm Among the realm s spirits, malefactors are uniquely able to form contracts with humans.Three hundred years ago, Alastor made a bargain with Honor Redding, a European settler to the New World When Alastor met Honor, he was an upright and goodly man who simply This second book in a series throws the reader immediately into the story s action so if you re new to the saga, I recommend you back up and read the books in order.Alastor, a malefactor, is a ruling class spirit of the demon realm Among the realm s spirits, malefactors are uniquely able to form contracts with humans.Three hundred years ago, Alastor made a bargain with Honor Redding, a European settler to the New World When Alastor met Honor, he was an upright and goodly man who simply wanted to ensure the survival of the family who d journeyed with him but in later years, Honor changed.To ensure the fortunes of his own family and to eliminate a rival, Honor bound the souls of his family and all of their descendants into a contract with Alastor When they died, Honor, his family and their descendants would become servants in Alastor s demon realm.Which brings us to the present Alastor resides is trapped inside, actually a human boy, Prosper Redding Alastor s sister Queen Pyra has taken Honor s sister Prue into the demon realm and Prosper has made his own contract with Alastor so that they can go after them.Alexandra Bracken s Dreadful Tale is an exciting series read alike possibilities might include Cornelia Funke s Inkheart trilogy.In particular, this story has my appreciation for a nuanced tale Few characters are all bad or good, and often have complex motivations for the actions they take flag Like see review MS Zame rated it it was amazing Jun 09, 2018 Audrey rated it liked it Nov 26, 2018 previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Please note that I don t 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    1. ARC provided by Disney Hyperion in exchange for an honest review.1 The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch



    2. Seriously I completely loved this book It picks up right after the first, which was honestly refreshing, considering a lot of books have time jumps Every book that Alexandra Bracken writes I feel like gets better and better I m not going to go into details as it s a sequel All that I can say is that this book delivered and I recommend reading this duology



    3. Thank you Disney Book Group for sending me an eARC copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Please refrain from reading this review if you have not yet read The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Prosper Redding Book 1.4.25 5 starsThe Last Life of Prince Alastor continues the tale of Prosper Redding Alexandra Bracken weaves well represented friendship, self finding, good purpose and understanding, as well as change for the benefitual within this novel Prosper Redding mu Thank yo [...]


    4. God, I m not emotional, you re emotional This was so good I can t believe an ancient demon and a disaster of a kid and a cat with bat wings gave me enough feelings to wish I could go off and make a contract to take my heart away from me I don t want it RTC


    5. The sequel picks up immediately where the first book left off Prosper Redding finally makes a pact with the fiend Alastor and goes through the portal to Below to rescue his twin sister Prue Upon entering the world of Below, Prosper must be smart in order to rescue Prue from Alastor s younger sister Pyra However, Alastor learns that there is a dark force in his homeland that is eating up all the magic and destroying the world not only that, but Alastor finds out the fiendish society has chan The [...]


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