Book Review: The Wedding by Olivia Lynn Jarmusch

Hello folksies, it’s been a while! I hope you’ve all been doing well ❤ Today I’m reviewing book three of the Tales of Tarsurella series by Livy Lynn Jarmusch, The Wedding!

About the Book

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Vanessa Bennett is living in a real-life fairytale. Now that she’s engaged to the man of her dreams, The Palace Staff is consumed with wedding preparation. The upcoming event is no small affair, as Vanessa is bombarded with hundreds of decisions she needs to make before the wedding date arrives. Amidst the endless details concerning dresses, decorations and napkins, a greater question looms: is Vanessa truly ready to become Queen? As tensions rise within Tarsurella, the role of joining her betrothed in governing an ever-shifting nation is no small task. Will she crack under the pressure? Meanwhile, Jane Akerly is hoping to awaken from a nightmare. Her father has been missing for months. Advised to accept the harsh reality that he may never return, Jane isn’t ready to give up. She finds comfort in the one place she’s always run to for escape-her daydreams. Her imagination has the power to carry her across the ocean, stroll the streets of London, and imagine that all is well. In an unexpected turn of events, Jane is given the opportunity to create the future of her dreams-but will her pen be enough to save her?

The Wedding is Book #3 in The Tales of Tarsurella Series.

My Thoughts

I’m not gonna lie… this third book really tried me. It was an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end.

(I’m looking at you, Hanson Fletcher.)

Ahem, anyway…

I didn’t love this one as much as the first two, but it was still wonderful. As you can probably guess from the title and blurb, the events in this story mostly surround Addison and Vanessa’s wedding, even though each of the characters experience their own crazy adventure apart from the madness of preparations. First of all, I liked that the author took this opportunity to delve deeper into more stressful, er, royal aspects of Addison and Vanessa’s relationship and how toxic media representation can be. It felt a lot more real than the too-good-to-be-true vibes I was getting in the earlier stages of their relationship, so of course I enjoyed that.

Um… There was a lot of emotional turmoil in this story.

Oh, I really liked what Livy did with Asher! I didn’t connect with Jane as much but I liked her and enjoyed her thread of the story. There’s also so much suspense going on in Hope’s situation, so I really hope we see some resolution to that soon. Bridget and Liam… excuse me for a second–

— I’m back; trying to avoid spoilers, you see. Anyway, there was so much going on that I can’t wait to read more about. Jillian and Pearl, for starters (O_O)! Not to mention, I’m kind of seriously wondering when we’ll have answers about the whole Mr. Fletcher thing? We still don’t know much about him and now that I think about it, I mostly despise him as a villain because he keeps tearing th keeps getting in the way of things. 🙂

So. Now that we’ve gotten that over with. Again, I can’t wait to read more in this series!

Always be a happy camper!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required; all views and opinions expressed are my own.*


What a crazy season this has been for all of us :O I hope you’ve all been doing well. What have you been up to? Have you read the Tales of Tarsurella series by Livy Jarmusch?

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting at all consistently over the past month– but don’t worry, chapter two of the Four Winds Saga will be coming to you shortly! (Camp NaNo has been kinda monopolizing my writing time, haha)

Until then,

~ Merie

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