(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I would give this book 3.5 stars… not 4, though, because Emari kind of ruined the book for me.
I did like this third book about as much as I liked the second. I felt the relationship between Nick and Emari was more complicated and complex in this book… though some of the things that Emari did made me cringe. I still wasn’t sure I really liked her during the course of the book, especially because I didn’t have the impression that there were limits to her powers. And I felt she was ‘playing God’ a bit… especially in regards to what happened with Jesse.
Sabre was definitely solidified as my favourite character throughout this book. It was good to see more of him. I didn’t mind Nick very much, but there were times I really empathised with him for having to deal with Emari, considering that she came across as quite hypocritical a lot of the time.
I do appreciate that some effort was made to make Thomas more well-rounded in this book, but he still seemed truly villainous… not at all like William was in book two.
I really liked Ivy as a character and I particularly liked Molly… though not Emari’s temptation to meddle so much. I really felt that Emari was treading the line here. She did some things I don’t expect from the ‘good guys’.
I loved seeing Eddy in this book. I like animals, so it was pretty cool to see how big a part Eddy played.
In some ways, it would be good to see something focusing on the other characters and not Emari, who I felt was too over-powered. And the ending was, I felt, rather lacking. I don’t think I’ll be re-reading any of the books in this series, but I think I would have liked Emari better if her power was more ‘normal’, rather than ‘no one else has seen it before. Ever.’
Get a copy of this book: BREAKING NORMAL – Dream Weaver Novels Book 3: A Dark Young Adult Paranormal Fiction Novel