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A little upsetting
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2016
This is going to be a difficult review to write. I absolutely loved the idea of the Chronos story. However, I was left disappointed and a bit upset with the ending of this book. I feel like I have been constantly let down with the history of Kiernan and Kate's romance. You start off reading the first book and when Kate touches the key, she sees Kiernan in a field (I believe she described him as looking upset) and then they are kissing. Then she sees him on the subway train and he kisses her while describing his touch as being somewhat electrifying. If I were Kate, I would be obsessed with finding out who he was and the details of our relationship. If a beautiful stranger kissed me and said that it wasn't our first kiss, I would want to know all about when our first kiss was. Therefore, I waited through the books 1.5, 2, 2.5, and 3 hoping to hear about that history. It never happens. Instead Trey is the love interest which I agree with other reviewers that it is a very immature and superficial. I could have done without Trey completely because their relationship never had any depth. I thought he was kind and sweet, but he was really lacking in vibrancy. Kiernan was by far the most interesting character, and for some reason that makes no sense to me, Kate was really mean to him. Why on earth was she always so mean to him? Especially after she spent the day with young Kiernan, who was by far the most adorable character. Then I just don't understand all the scenes where she did kiss Kiernan. It wasn't right to be constantly leading him on. I still don't understand why it ended the way that it did. I would have liked to have no Trey in the story, but I think other Kate would be interesting to keep. It could have been a love battle between old Kate, current Kate, and Kiernan. I also don't understand why Kiernan couldn't have stayed in the future like Simon did. If there would be another novella, say a 0.5, describing other Kate and Kiernan's relationship that covers their first kiss and the reason for why Kiernan was upset in that field, then I would have some closure and a new outlook on the series.