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Amazed. Dazed. Must read series! (Spoilerish)
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2020
Whoa!!! Incredible. Amazing. Did i mention incredible? I rarely give a five star review, especially for a series and most especially in this genre but this book, as well as this entire series deserves it and more. That ending was the most perfect ending it could have possibly been. I was worried throughout the third book that the ending would devastate me but instead it wrecked me! But in the best possible way.
I fell in love with shy, timid Robin in the first book. She was nothing like the badass heroines I generally enjoy reading about and yet she ended up as the best I have ever read in a series of this genre before. The growth of her character was so realistic and inspiring- i was so frustrated with her at times for her reactions to Zylas and yet, I got it, you know. Even when I was annoyed with her fears, hesitations and such, I still sympathized and understood them. Her character was simply real!.
Zylas- oh what can I say? I adored him. I love unapologetic bad boys and he was so much more than that. He was such a complex, curious character. I really appreciated the fact that he was the weaker of his race and yet stronger where It mattered. He was perfectly demonic and yet not at all the monster you'd expect. I have only ever fallen for a handful of other male leads and he has , sadly, knocked Damon clear off the top ledge of my favorites.
These two are perfectly written and their love is all raw realness. I wouldn't call it a romance. There is no romance. And i loved that! It didn't need forced sweetness and fake cuteness. Their emotion was deeper and I am so pleased that the author gave them the ending I believe they truly deserved.
As a whole, in it's entirety, this series is hands down one of if not my top favorite in its genre and in the top five of my all time favorites. Period. The magick system, the world building, the secondary characters...it was all so well done that it felt as believable as this sort of book could. All too often, you read a paranormal or urban fantasy book that is almost a caricature of the genre or a parody even. It feels false, contrived. Like a cheap magick show where the wires are visible.
At this point, it feels as if i am rambling but ugh, I have waited and waited to finish this series and now that I am done, I wish I could unread just to read it again .
If you are reading this review before buying the book, I have no idea why you'd hesitate but let me assure you that this one will not disappoint. However...savor it because I inhaled it in one day and now I am reeling. Heartbroken that it is over and yet so so satisfied with it. I am going to buy the authors series about Tori now! I have to know what happens to those guys.