Synopsis

New Year’s Eve ended with a bang and Mary, Kat and Lillia may not be prepared for what is to come.
After Rennie’s death, Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to her. They both blame themselves. If Lillia hadn’t left with Reeve… If Kat had only stayed with Rennie… Things could have been different. Now they will never be the same.
Only Mary knows the truth about that night. About what she is. She also knows the truth about Lillia and Reeve falling in love, about Reeve being happy when all he deserves is misery, just like the misery he caused her. Now their childish attempts at revenge are a thing of the past and Mary is out for blood. Will she leave anything in her wake or will all that remain be ashes?

Review

WOWWWWWW. The last book in this series, Fire With Fire, ended with such a cliff hanger that I don’t think anyone really knew what to expect for this book. But WOW. This series shifts from a teen contemporary drama vibe to almost a horror vibe. The Fact that Mary is DEAD makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about her in the past two books. Though Lil and Kat both go through plenty of character development here, Mary’s character development in this book is by far the most drastic and terrifying. This turn of events forced me to sympathize with characters who I’ve previously despised, and gave me a whole new outlook on the dynamic and relationships between the characters. I love when books force me to rethink everything I thought to be true – it really is a key feature of a great story teller.

The one criticism I have for this book is that it came to a seemingly abrupt ending. Though it was satisfying, I would have loved for the climax to last just a littleeeee longer – but still, I was happy with how it ended. It even wrapped up what the next several years were like for the main characters which is very satisfying.

Han and Vivian’s writing is so easy to follow and very intriguing, it’s easy to get lost in the story and forget that you are really just looking at words on a page. Due to the great writing and intriguing story line, this series just seemed to fly by, and I’m really going to miss it! This is the first book (series) I’ve read by Jenny Han and it definitely makes me want to check out more of her work! I really did love this book and this series!

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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