Started: January 25, 2018
Finished: January 31, 2018
Rating: 3/5 stars
The hardest thing about waiting to die is being torn between wanting more time and wishing they would just get it over with already.
Basically me during this book. It definitely suffered a bit from “second book syndrome”.
It was a good sequel, in a way, but it did not feel like the story or the characters progressed much. It just felt like a lot of waiting for the next book. I did not like how naive Ember appeared, how much she seemed inclined to run from everything, how much she led both Riley and Garrett on – although I did start to form a theory as to why this last thing was happening towards the end of the book, which did make it a bit more bearable and also a bit inspiring for one of my own stories, so I’m not complaining that much about this situation.
I did, however, like the fact that we got more chapters from Dante’s POV. I liked finding out more about what it was like inside of Talon – because, hell, brainwashing much? And when things started to indicate that also St George might be corrupted, it got a bit more interesting. So I will give this particular book the benefit of the doubt and believe that the story will get more exciting in the following novels.