Top positive review
Skip the first 40% and it's a pretty good book...
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017
I almost labeled this book as DNF (Did Not Finish), but I'm glad I didn't. My biggest problem with this book was that the actual plot of the story doesn't really start until about 40% in. Seriously. That's almost half the book that was essentially a bunch of emotional and angst-filled conversations that served absolutely no purpose except to recap all 23 books.
I wanted to steal one of Anita's guns and shoot most of the characters.
After the 40% mark, the action picked up and moved along quite nicely. The plot was fairly predictable, especially if you've read the earlier books. Even so, I enjoyed it and it was kind of cool to revisit with some of the older characters. Anita had a few super badass moments that were freaking awesome and reminded me about why I fell in love with this series. We also got to see a little bit more of that vulnerability and uncertainty that makes Anita such a terrific character.
My biggest complaint about this book was the infodump at the beginning. I really wish the author would stop rehashing everything from the earlier books and cut a lot of the redundancy and repetition. We're 24 books into the series now. These aren't standalone books and shouldn't be marketed as such.