Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain: Rachel has been kidnapped by enemy forces and is being taken to Rowansmark while Logan, imprisoned and awaiting trial, is unable to leave Lankenshire. Separated from each other and their Baalboden comrades, each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One.
Fighting through her pain and embracing the warrior she’s become, Rachel will do whatever it takes to escape her enemies’ clutches and join Logan in his fight. But when she learns a secret that changes everything, she realizes that escaping Ian and his tracker friends is no longer an option if she wants to save the people she loves. Instead, she’ll have to destroy Rowansmark from the inside out—if she can survive the journey through the Wasteland.
Logan needs allies if he wants to thwart Rowansmark’s power grab and rescue Rachel. But securing allies will mean betraying his beliefs and enlisting the help of the man he hates more than anyone: Commander Jason Chase. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel and his determination to make their world safe, Logan may be just the weapon the city-states need to defeat the Cursed One.
But as Rowansmark bears down and uneasy alliances are tested, will Rachel and Logan’s love for each other be enough to surmount the unbelievable odds against them?
Ultimately, this was a good ending to the series. And a big improvement on the second book, which I borderline hated. There was a ton of character development, but overall I felt that there was this layer of cheese I just could not get past. I felt like the characters had the same conversations, the dialogue fell flat in a lot of places for me, and there was a lot of telling as opposed to showing. Good resolution to the series though, and I think my favorite of the three.
Everything is ended, tied up in a nice little bow, which is great and all, but I felt like a lot of things fell to the waste-side in this. I didn’t care when characters died – a feeling that started with the second one, and it was only made worst with character deaths not adding anything to the story or the characters development. There was a lot of over-kill.
I feel like I have been really critical about this series, but hey, I haven’t managed to get a book published, or even to the point of looking into being published. But at the end of the day it just didn’t do it for me, maybe because this seems to fall on the younger side of YA?