Arc review – Bid my soul farewell by Beth Revis


October 25, 2019 by ceresbooksworld


Bid my soul farewell by Beth Revis

Book two in Give the dark my love duet

Publisher : Razorbill

Publication date : September 24th, 2019

Source : Arc received at YALC

Rating : 5 hearts




The stunning finale of the epic fantasy duology from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis.

Alchemy student turned necromancer Nedra Brysstain has made a life-changing decision to embrace the darkness–but can the boy who loves her bring her back to the light before she pays the ultimate price?

Lunar Island is trying to heal. The necromantic plague that ravaged the land has been eradicated, and Emperor Auguste, the young and charming leader of the Allyrian Empire, has a plan: rid the island of necromancy once and for all. Though Greggori “Grey” Astor wants what’s best for his people, he knows that allying himself with Auguste threatens the one person he loves most: necromancer Nedra Brysstain. Feeling like he already failed to save Nedra once, Grey becomes determined to help the Emperor rebuild Lunar Island while still keeping Nedra safe from harm.

Back at the quarantine hospital, Nedra’s army of revenants are growing increasingly inhuman by the day. Wracked with guilt for imprisoning their souls, Nedra vows to discover a way to free the dead while still keeping her sister by her side.

But, still reeling from the trauma of the plague, the people of Lunar Island are looking for someone to blame, and Grey can only protect Nedra for so long. And when Nedra and Grey are thrust into a battle with an even more terrifying adversary, Nedra will be pushed to the darkest depths of her necromantic powers. But can Grey let her go that far?


Nedra is trying to give a soul back to her sister and for that she will plunge a little more into necromancy. Grey’s gonna do everything he can to make her open her eyes.

Bid my soul farewell resumes at the end of Give the dark my love, Nedra is not welcome in the empire, Grey on his side will have a major role to play in the development of Lunar Island.

I loved this book, it must not be easy to write a book where the heroine makes different choices. Just as it hasn’t been easy for me because Nedra’s choices are not the ones I would have made. I’m a little out of my comfort zone, but this book is all the better for it.

Nedra does not have a bad heart, what she does, she does to save her sister and also for the people. I am impressed that at one point she doesn’t totally deviate from the dark side because she is very lonely in the end. Everyone is angry with her, no one loves her and even Grey, who is in love with her, doesn’t understand why she doesn’t want to stop Necromancy. It’s a frequent subject of argument.

This duology was perfect from every point of view, whether it was the characters who are nevertheless endearing, the story which is full of twists and turns, or the vision of necromancy that we don’t see many of them.

Quick word: A second volume that took me out of my comfort zone but that I simply loved. 


Nedra essaie de redonner une âme à sa sœur et pour ça elle va plonger un peu plus dans la nécromancie. Grey va tout faire pour lui faire ouvrir les yeux.

Bid my soul farewell reprend à la fin de Give the dark my love, Nedra n’est pas la bienvenue dans l’empire, Grey de son côté va avoir un rôle majeur à jouer dans le développement de Lunar Island.

J’ai adoré ce livre, cela ne doit pas être évident d’écrire un livre dont l’héroine fait des choix différents. Tout comme cela n’a pas été facile pour moi car les choix de Nedra ne sont pas ceux que j’aurais fait. Je suis un peu sortie de ma zone de confort mais ce livre n’en est que meilleur.

Nedra n’a pas un mauvais fond, ce qu’elle fait, elle le fait pour sauver sa sœur et aussi pour le peuple. Je suis impressionnée qu’à un moment elle ne dévie pas totalement du côté obscur car elle est très solitaire au final. Tout le monde lui en veut, personne ne l’aime et même Grey qui lui est amoureux, ne comprends pas pourquoi elle ne veut pas arrêter la Nécromancie. C’est un sujet de dispute fréquent.

Cette duologie était parfaite à tout point de vue, que ce soit les personnages qui malgré tout sont attachants, l’histoire qui est pleine de rebondissements et cette vision de la nécromancie qu’on n’en voit pas beaucoup.

En bref : Un deuxième tome qui m’a sorti de ma zone de confort mais que j’ai tout simplement adoré. 

About the author

Beth Revis writes books. She also eats too much chocolate, wishes she could travel more, and prefers puppies to people. Beth lives in rural NC with her boys: one husband, one son, two very large puppies.


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One thought on “Arc review – Bid my soul farewell by Beth Revis

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    I really want to pick up this duology! Great review!


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