(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
After having read and enjoyed the first book in this trilogy, I was quite eager to see the second one. And although it started off as good, by the time I reached the end, I found myself quite disappointed.
Learning more about the dimensions of hell was really interesting. I liked the concept that there were almost ‘waiting’ areas and opportunities for souls without faith to get a second chance. And I liked the fact that Nate and Olga became spirit guides. It was cool to see Limbo from their perspective as people who knew what was actually going on. And I liked Grace as a character. It was also good to see that there were issues between Nate and Olga and that their relationship had conflicts and wasn’t perfect.
I’ll be honest… this book probably would have got four stars if it wasn’t for Riel. I was disappointed that the angels had the otherworldly beauty that seems to be so prevalent. I was even more disappointed in his feelings for Olga. I thought he was a better character towards the end of the book, but then he backslid and pretty much left a bitter taste in my mouth.
It was interesting to see the place where Connor was, but I felt it was unnecessary for the first chapter of the book to be from Connor’s perspective. The list of reading questions asks who Olga should end up with and I personally feel she should have room to be her own person, rather than only obsessing over one of two guys.
I liked seeing Dr. Judy and learning about her past. I also liked seeing the faith in this book, but I felt that Olga’s decision to try and see Connor completely contradicted the growth she’d made in the previous book. This book had a lot of potential, but I was disappointed by certain aspects, which is why I knocked a star off. I am going to be reading book three, but I’m not sure I have a good feeling about that.