As much of a bookworm as I am, it’s still not often that I read two whole books in one day. But once I finished the second book in this series, I just had to keep going. And once I started this one, I just had to know how it would end! So my nocturnal, binge-reading mode activated, and there was no turning back. But anyway, as for why I liked the book so much that I had to activate my binge-read mode…
For one thing, even though a war was going on in this book, I loved that the story stayed tightly focused on Violet and Ryn rather than sacrificing character depth for the large scope.
I also really liked getting to see through Ryn’s perspective this time. Not only is he a favorite character of mine, I had never read about *SPOILER ALERT* an empath *END SPOILER ALERT* before, so that completely fascinated me, especially since I got to experience what it would feel like to have that ability through him. Then there was the added emotional turmoil that the situation with Violet and the potion she took created. I have to admit I did miss Ryn’s snarky side, but he made up for it by being brave and mature, taking a position of leadership and risking his life for others.
Something else I noticed was that this book had a lot of interesting concepts to think about. Maybe it was just me because I just think too much, but, between Ryn’s ability, Violet’s memory loss, the difference between Violet’s relationship with Nate and her relationship with Ryn, and everything else going on, I was loving the extra chances to be all introspective and philosophical.
“And I think the reason you’ve forgotten so much is because nothing in life is isolated. Everything is interlinked somehow. The things we care about are always mixed up with things we don’t care about.”
Overall, this book was action-packed, thought-provoking, and filled with lovable characters, magic, and, of course, faeries. It wasn’t the end of the full series, but it was a great ending to Violet’s story!
Fans of Books 1 and 2 in Rachel Morgan's Creepy Hollow series. Anyone who likes action-packed YA urban fantasy with faeries, lovable, kickass characters, and just enough emotion to make you feel invested!