Top positive review
wraps things up but leaves enough questions for follow-up series
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2019
This is the final book in this series. The other first 4 books focus on four best friends who spend the summer before their senior year in high school apart - all abroad and secretly learning of their special affinities with a particular element, while the 5th book introduces a new character. In this last installment, the original four are reunited at the end of the summer to share their experiences, with the newest elemental introducing herself to enlist them into a what’s billed as a humanitarian project. When things turn out to be nothing as they seemed, the girls must come together to use their talents to protect their hometown from a destructive force.
This is the long-awaited reunion! I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a better explanation of why these particular talents developed in girls who were friends. Did their latent abilities bring them together? The adversary in this book is a lot more fantastical than anything the girls faced in the previous books. There are a few surprises, and while this is the end of this series, there will be other series spun-off from this one. Can’t wait to start them!