SYNOPSIS:After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?
I almost made this a two star review, because it was not a cohesive conclusion to the series and left way too much unexplained and unanswered. There were butt loads of potential for this series to continue to be great, but along the way something didn't work. If you care about the plot that you've dutifully read through for two books before this, expect to be disappointed. Entire explanations of monsters and situations that propel the plot are only a few sentences long, and the same questions you had after reading book one continue to go unanswered.
Penryn and Raffe are involved in this romantic conflict, but the reason that Raffe feels conflicted about them being together becomes flimsy. The entire book Raffe and Penryn, kept conveniently being welcomed and helped by people who previously hated them, all in the name of survival. I really don't enjoy things working out conveniently just because, so that induced many eye rolls. This book was action packed, and the short chapter format keeps you engaged. But this book could almost work as a stand alone, because while new environments are introduced, nothing is ever fully explained.
“You seem to bring out new and unimagined dimensions from both me and Kooky Bear.”I don't know how demons and Angels co-exist and interact. I don't know why the Earth became open season for the Angels rather than other places they could fight. I don't know why Penryn's little sister was modified to be special. I don't know why Penryn's mother has a mental illness that allows her to survive and know things about this apocalyptic world to use for her advantage.
I usually say finish a series if you enjoyed the other books. But if you did enjoy the series, you will likely be disappointed in how little is explained in this last book in series. This was an OK read, it had some great action sequences, and quirky elements like Tweedle Dee and Dum. Overall it was a let down, it seemed rushed and unfinished.