Review: Crossed

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Full-scale war has erupted between the Crusaders and demons and even Chi has to admit isn’t going well. Like any sensible rat, Meda’s eager to abandon the sinking ship but, unfortunately, her friends aren’t nearly as pragmatic. Instead, Meda’s forced to try to keep them all alive until the dust settles.

As the Crusaders take more and more drastic measures, the tables turn and Meda suddenly finds herself in the role of voice of sanity. No one is more horrified than she is. When old enemies reappear as new allies and old friends become new enemies Meda has to decide—again—whose side she’s really on.

And then the Crusaders decide that Meda should go to Hell. Literally.

Can’t a monster ever catch a break?

This was my favorite of the series, it was a very strong ending and didn’t feel as repetitive as the second one did.

What I liked the most about this one is that we can really see just how much Meda has grown, but her selfish demon side is definitely still there, only with a bit more humanity. We finally get some answers about her mom and dad, which was really interesting, especially with the overall theme of redemption. Playing into that theme I liked the relationship between Armand and Meda, it was the most honest we have seen so far, and the lack of guilt between the two for how horrible they can be is still a major aspect of their relationship, and it’s so refreshing.

The biggest element of this story though is that we get a Bad Jo. It was so fun to see Meda as the ‘good’ half of their duo in this finale. And the girl power maintained in that, though Jo throws Meda under the bus a bit, and has some major dark moments, Meda never asks her to apologize. They still love each other unconditionally, and they act as each others moral centers, even more so in this last book then ever before. Their relationship is the load stone of this series, and what makes it so strong.

Overall, a great ending for a fun and fast series.

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