First Lines: Here’s the thing about dragons: I know absolutely nothing whatsoever about them.
This was another one of those finds on the library shelf where I went, “OMG OMG OMG OMG! MUST READ ASAP!” Because like, I follow Kiersten White on Twitter and she’s awesome. But also because this is the last book in the series and I wanted to be able to boast that I had finally finished another series. So I nabbed it.
*Heads Up: Potential Series Spoilers in the NEXT paragraph! I’m gonna try to keep it free, though*
Paranormals just won’t leave Evie alone. Every time she gets a bleeping minute alone with her boyfriend, another paranormal comes to her for help. But Evie’s past is catching up to her. IPCA goes through a dramatic change in command that will cause Evie huge amounts of trouble. The Dark Faerie Queen is kidnapping humans and taking them into her realm. And everyone’s telling Evie she’s the only one who can help save them all. Time’s running out for Evie and the Paranormals…She’ll have to act soon if she wants to save them…
So, what did I think of this book?
…………….I really liked it. I mean, I had a super hard time remembering what the last two books had been about in some places (apparently the notes I wrote for myself after book 2 were too cryptic. I didn’t understand a lick of it). So I went into it somewhat blind, hoping that it would come back to me after a while. And some of it did. I remembered which characters I had liked and which ones I had bad-juju for, but otherwise nothing really came back to me. And admittedly, that hurt me a little.
And I did kind of think there were some pretty useless plot “twists” and empty ways of trying to up the suspense. There was one point that came about suddenly and disappeared just as quickly after it raised the suspense. The whole second half of the book is entirely made up of action and suspense, as I kind of expected, since this is the last book in the series.
Now we get to the good stuff. I LOVED seeing Evie in all of her spunky glory again. It was so fabulous to see her and her pink taser back in action. I loved her quips that came out of nowhere when she was nervous or feeling sassy. It always made me giggle inside, wanting to give her a high five.
And the other characters were great as well. I mean, seeing more of the original characters like Reth? Totally into that. (Even though Reth is…you know, Reth.) Still, it was great to see all the paranormals from all the books in one book again. It was a reuniting of the characters, and I loved it.
As expected, I kinda sorta started crying at the end. Thank God I have a boyfriend who understands that books and characters are fabulous reasons to cry. Ends of series always do me in.
So while I did think there were moments that felt a little fake, most of the book was really amazing, and the characters were dynamic as well as spectacular. The dialogue was once again spot on. Loved it. Wonderful end to the series.