I was so annoyed with this one by the end that I almost one-starred it, but I didn’t hate the first half, and honestly it’s not trash, and I usually save that one-star for true dislike or hatred. This really didn’t reach that level.
To be clear, though, I also really did not like it. And it’s held up my review queue for frickin’ forever. And I liked the first book so much!
Anyway, I didn’t like this as an ending, or really as anything. We could chalk it up to personal preference, I guess, but I also think it was a mess. The writing style (FIRST PERSON PRESENT TENSE) was a bad choice, and revealed a lot of weakness after that first book. There are too many characters, and none of them got enough development. The plot was confusing. Laia and Elias are the world’s most boring protagonists, and I could not care less about what they were doing. Helene is awesome and should have been the only main character. The writing is SO DRAMATIC. I could tell it was trying to impress me and I hate writing like that. Just tell me the story! Also, she killed so many characters in such a manipulative way.
Not sure if I will read more books by her in the future. Never say never, I guess!