Caution, mild spoilers ahead.
“I’d paralyzed their lives, their futures. I was like ice, like frost freezing their hopes and dreams. I was the living embodiment of frostbite.”
The third book in the series and Woods still manages to make a good hook with her story. It is well thought even though it is darker than the previous two. The death of Lucian, the grief suffered by Elena, the ever-growing dark side of Blake and the appearance of Cara were interesting twists, even if sometimes hated by me and probably other fans of the series.
Adrienne Woods kept her well-thought world and stories, full of suspense. Finally, we had some answers to the questions we had since Firebolt and they were good, even though they were a bit too predictable. But that seems to be the problem throughout the series.
I had one problem with the new character Cara and it was what is it with all the ‘honey’s and ‘sweet bun’s. I understand the love she felt for Elena but it was just a tad too exaggerated to be normal and believable.
The low didn’t come in the second book as it is usually the case but in the third one, as the repetition of phrases or parts of the dialog appear more than in the 2nd book where this problem has started. Grinding my teeth, I flipped the pages, skipping paragraphs to get fast to the more interesting parts.
But the main reason this book got two-star rating instead of the three-star one I gave to Firebolt and Thunderlight is that some of the paragraphs held no connection to each other, mostly by the end of the book. I felt as if A.Woods wanted to be done with it as fast as she could.
I needed to re-read some pages to be sure I didn’t miss anything when a problem appeared out of the thin air or some characters reacted in the way they were not supposed to. The book in itself was far too long and tedious compared to the other books in the series and in an urgent need of an editor.
I do love the story and the characters but I hope that the writing gets better in the next parts of the story as this one was a bit hard to get through.
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