Disclaimer: As always with series such as these, I find myself writing more ranty-fangirl reviews instead of a super insightful literary-type review. Bare with me bookish friends.
I really tried to take my time to read this book, but about halfway through I gave in to desire and sped through to the finish line and I am suffering a serious book hangover right now. I always get this way after finishing a series. I’m always a little sad to see the characters I’ve read about for years just go. BUT…
That ending was super satisfying AND I hope I’m not reading into things wrongly (see what I did there-haha) but I think Victoria Aveyard left the ending a little open? And it might be the start of something new? Perhaps a spin-off?!
Now about the characters- I really like Mare, and I think that might be an unpopular opinion but I absolutely like her a lot. She’s gutsy, she stands up for what she believes in and doesn’t let her love life get too much into the way of that. She’s grown throughout the series and it is evident especially in the last book. Girl is making her own choices, keeping up with General Farley (another favorite of mine because she is completely bad-ass and I want to be her best friend), and not taking any crap from men.
really enjoyed Maven and Cal’s POVs. Maven’s mind is just as topsy-turvy as anyone could guess and Evangeline’s POV’s were pure gold! The only point of view I didn’t care too much for was Iris’s. They were fundamental to the story, I’ll give her that, but dear lord I couldn’t wait to get to Evangeline and Mare’s and anyone else’s POV fast enough.
There is so much more I want to say, but I’ll just be ranting on and on. Before I finish, I have to applaud Victoria Aveyard. The book as a whole was amazing, and I didn’t want to put it down- but what I really loved were the one-liners that put into perspective difficult situations that we must all face. I wrote so many down. So thank you Victoria Averyard, for having the courage to stick it to the man.
It’s actually 4.5 stars.