(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
So… even though I like Rain and Jabari as characters separate to each other (and not involved in an unrealistic romance), I have to say that Rain did really annoy me in this book. While I could understand her fear and worry about her mother, I thought that her original plan was incredibly selfish. I did have a lot of sympathy for what her mother was going through, though.
I did empathise with the child version of Nicks and it was good to have the opportunity to learn more about Niyol. The fact that this book picked up where the previous one left off was really good… but Nicks made me shudder when she was interrogating Rain. While I had sympathy for her past self, her current one comes across as completely evil.
I liked the opportunity to see a more serious, sensitive side to Marcello. When I had the opportunity to see past his constant flirting, I found him to be a really well-rounded character. However, although there were some elements of danger in this book, I felt that the abilities of the characters meant that their danger never really felt that real. And it was a bit annoying to see how Rain’s abilities kept on growing.
I did like the scenes of tension in this book, especially where Rain’s and Daktari’s mother was concerned. There was a lot that was really painful to read about what she was going through. And the fact that they had to go through power outages and freezing conditions was pretty awful to see.
I did feel some sympathy for Calista, but by the end of the book, I’m not sure if she’s actually on their side or not. It was good to see that the group were continuing their fight… and it was nice to see them drawing others into their cause. I don’t think I trust Eric, but to be honest, by the end of the book, I don’t think anyone can really be trusted.
I do have the fourth and final book ready on my Kindle to read. While I think the romance between Rain and Jabari will continue to annoy me, I am looking forward to seeing how it all ends.