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Missed the mark for me but..
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2019
**** SPOILERS. SPOILERS. SPOILERS****
So, I had to sleep on it before I reviewed this one because I had such mixed feelings. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I went through probably every emotion, which is the sign of a good story but I just feel like the author writes a book without really thinking of how the next book is going to go and gives you whiplash. In book 2 we watched the relationship between Ryann and Nox grow, without Lad around. I ended up loving them together more and was happy Lad stepped back so it could grow. I feel like Lad is the "safe choice" which to me translates to boring but I know many people love safe. It reminded me of Vampire Diaries Elena's choice between safe reliable Stefan or Damon who loved her absolutely and had his flaws but he brought passion and depth to her life, opened her mind to new things. In this book we find out it was all a lie. It was all a glamour and wasnt real at all on either side and you dont even have time to recover before Nox is off marrying V (whom I don't feel one way or the other about). I guess I feel we shouldn't have had a whole book watching them blossom, maybe half a book and then realize its a glamour so you're not as invested in them. That's really my only complaint with the book but it's a big deal to me in the long run. She does end up back with Lad and everyone is happy for each other and blissful (I do love ryann and nox still have bestie type of banter. Made it lessen the blow a little.) But I was over here like "Excuse me?! I'm still mad over here. Yall cant he happy yet!"
So other than the relationship aspect I obviously dont like, the storyline was solid and interesting. I liked having an actual villain with a face, instead of an in general bad guy. There were lots or twists and turns that began in book 2 and unraveled here. So, while this was probably my least favorite book of the series I did still enjoy it and will be continuing on to book 4.