I was excited for this book, so I pre-ordered and woke up early (5:30 am) and skipped my workout to to read it. LoL!
I’m really torn on how to rate it. The first 30%, I wasn’t too optimistic that I was going to like this installment. I felt there was too much internal monologue—and it could be a personal thing, because I’m not a fan of this. But then the book picked up and I couldn’t put it down. I did stumble some along the way. The interruption of one chapter shifting to a different scene when there was anticipation of action at the end of the previous one somehow messed with the momentum. Also, I felt Dani and Ryodan’s relationship jumped to a declaration of love too fast, I was taken aback. If Ryodan wasn’t such a badass, I would have thought it was too emo-boy and sort of out of character. However, I was thrilled with Dani’s transformation to her ultimate potential. I thought that storyline went very well.
So, I would say 3 stars for 50% and then 5 stars for the rest for a 4 star average rating.
What I didn’t like:
Highlight for spoiler: * The reason I love this series is because I’m intrigued by the nine. For them to be missing for 30% of the book was disappointing especially when nothing was really happening. *End Spoiler*
This series is not finished. There’s still a war brewing. We do get closure with Dani and Ryodan’s relationship arc, unless something else happens in future books.