Price: £ 16.00 hardback
What I did like...
- There is some recap which I was pleased with seeing as I read the last book around 2 years ago.
- I think Chris is a totally amazing character and I love the nick names he develops for people, hours of joy. Also, even though he isn't a very major character, he lights up the book.
- The unexpected appearance of a character from book two was amazing. It was a rather cracking twist and totally unexpected all round.
- Yasbeau is still a babe and is even more in control, terrifying and awesome than she was in the first two books...and I didn't think that possible.
- The flicking of points of view between and even within chapters was a great relief!!
What I didn't like...
- Diana is even more bloody wet and doormatish than she was before!! I struggle to accept how much her personality and independence has chanced so quickly.
- There recaps that were offered were not quite enough seeing as the last book was out two years ago.
- Some of the narrative and conversations were so patronising.
- The plot seemed to drag and drag and drag and the concept of time was completely bemusing.
- The end, when it did come, was rushed and it could have been brilliant as it was the part that I had been waiting for. Instead it was insipid due to the speed of execution.
Overall I feel that this trilogy has been a let down. The first book entered in a blaze of glory with strong and interesting characters and fantastically different ideas on what it meant to be witch, human or vampire. However, as the books went on I can't help but feel that focus was lost and the books were just written for the sake of ending the story. I had high, high hopes and they have been dashed.
I'm sure there are people who will no doubt love all three, but I'm not one of them.