Finished on: June 10, 2015
My Rating: ★★★☆☆
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, mainly because I enjoyed the main character’s spirit and attitude (esp. as voiced by Emily Eiden ), the new types of paranormals (or new to me), and the overall sense of humor.
I enjoyed spending time in this world enough that I tolerated the typical “true love” and “love triangle” storylines all too common in young adult fare, but by the last book those storylines really started to get on my nerves.
Is it any wonder that so many young women think their main goal in life is to secure the love of a man, as though that will only ever be their greatest achievement, when this is the message that comes through so much YA lit, even when the heroines are otherwise strong and interesting?
The more Evie swooned over Lend, the harder I found it to pay attention, to the point that I’m not even entirely sure what happened at the end. And yet, even though the book felt a bit like a half-eaten meal, I was not left hungry for more. In the hands of a different writer, I might’ve enjoyed watching Evie grow up, but as it is, I’m glad this book was the last of the series!