I sure hoped to have this series finished before I left on my trip, but that didn't happen. As the buzz about this series can attest, these books suck you in, so even I'm surprised I didn't finish them up yet! If that last book wasn't over $10 I'd download it, but I think I can hold off and read it once I get back. At least I didn't have to suffer for a lot longer like many readers did who anxiously waited for this last one to come out, so I have nothing to complain about!
Review: These books progressively get harder and harder to review. The action just continues to build over the course of each book, and MacKayla gets so much more savvy with each conflict that the pace speeds up. At this point, as a reader I feel completely invested in MacKayla and realize that she might be the real key to stopping the evil from taking over the world. Although she is still determined to put her sister's death in perspective and to kill the man/evil being who murdered her, Mac seems much more focused on joining other sidhe-seers and good guys in defeating evil. The thing is, this evil seems REALLY evil and beyond comprehending its power. The mystery behind it all, and even what fuels it, keeps you flipping pages.
Jericho Barrons continues to play a major role in the story, but always as the brooding guy who seems to put her down to make her stronger. This is definitely not a story nor relationship that has all the cards out on the table. MacKayla might feel that Jericho is dangerous and too mysterious to get mixed up with, but she still seems to give him enough credit to trust that he isn't out to kill her. Although I want to kick Jericho in the shins half the time, I can see that the mystery surrounding him really has helped to propel the story forward.
This installment, has what I think is a pretty sad and startling ending. There really is no resolution, and your agony and feelings for Mac triple. After this book, I will admit that I'm all in and have to hurry and finish the final two in the series. This dark fantasy series is gruesome, sexy, and gut-wrenching. Honestly, it's unlike anything I've ever read before, which makes it even more thrilling to read; I just never know what will happen next!
*FTC Disclosure: Review is based on a personal e-book copy of the novel.