(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having had the opportunity to read the first books in this series, I was happy to be able to read the final book in this series, though I didn’t remember everything about the previous books.
It was good to see Sadie again and I did like seeing the effects of the situation with Kian, even though I felt she could have handled that a bit better. It seemed somewhat odd that she went from not talking to him at all to everything being fine after just a brief conversation.
I liked being able to see Sadie training both in combat and with her Talent, though I would have liked to see both of those a bit more. Like her time with the psychiatrist, all I saw were the after-effects.
I especially liked learning some more about the different Talents, in particular Marianne’s and Lily’s. I couldn’t help feeling a lot of sympathy for Lily, as it seemed she was quite alone.
It was also good to learn about Sadie’s Talent as the book went on and to see that she wasn’t immediately perfect at what she could do. I would have liked to see more of her interactions with the other characters, but it was interesting to see how she felt like an outsider at times. I would have liked to see her interacting a bit more with her aunt, as I didn’t have a clear picture of their relationship even by the end of the book.
I really disliked Sadie’s grandfather even more by the end of this book and although there were a lot of good elements of tension throughout, the traitor was someone I didn’t really get to see at all in the book… and since I didn’t remember them from the previous books, I couldn’t really care so much. The same with the people who were killed towards the end.
I thought it was really interesting to see the articles and news reports about the hostility between the Normals and the Caelians, though I would have liked to see more from the outside.
I did really like this book and I thought it ended really well. In the future, I would really like to read more books by this author.