A Reaper at the Gates: An Ember in the Ashes, Book 3

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Compelling, violent installment sets up an epic final book.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 15+

Spectacular for Older Readers

This is a fantastic book. It was well-written and well-paced. I just wish there could have been more, honestly. There is plenty of violence throughout this book and it is pretty gory. There's also numerous uses of language, as CCM stated in their review. The sexual content isn't too heavy for older readers, but I wouldn't give this novel to a young teen. But an older teen (15 or 16+) would definitely get a kick out of this novel.

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Too much violence
Too much swearing

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