In the conclusion to this trilogy, Zera must find a way to stop the war that has the potential to throw the world into chaos.
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Content Warnings: gore
I was really anticipating this book because I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy, but this conclusion just did not hit the mark.
My memory of the second book is quite hazy, and after reading my review of it, I still don’t recall as much as I should.
The biggest problem about this book for me was that it just felt like a series of hurdles, that while annoying, never really posed a real threat to the main characters. I didn’t feel like these hurdles really did anything to further the plot or add any character development. It felt like they were just checking things off a list to take up enough time to get them to the climax of the book. Pretty major things happened, but they characters kind of just shrugged it off and moved on to the next thing.
I had previously really enjoyed the romance in this series, but it just didn’t do it for me in this one. It felt rushed, even though the relationship was built up over three books.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the humor in this series only succeeds every one out of ten jokes. It’s just not good. It felt like Zera and Mal’s whole relationship was based on witty and funny remarks that were neither witty or funny, so it got old very fast.
I did not understand the ending. Things happened and I have no idea why they happened that way. There was a lot of new worldbuilding brought up in this book, which I guess didn’t have enough time to fully sink in to me.
The only reason that I am not giving this book one star is because I did enjoy the other books in this series so much. I think this world and these characters would have made a great standalone or duology, but stretching it out to a trilogy was it’s downfall.
Also, the narrator for the audiobook…was not good. It sounded like Siri or Alexa was reading it to me, there was almost no emotion.
I hate writing reviews like this because I do want to highlight good things about books, but there wasn’t really anything I liked about this book.