If happily ever after were a place, twenty-year-old Bryn Dawson would be on the farthest planet from it.
Reduced to stolen glances and secret meetings as they await a Betrothal the Council is bent on stalling, William and Bryn have to settle for happily right now, but with a man like William Hayward at her side, Bryn’s hardly settling.
The day John Townsend sends an army of Immortal mercenaries intent on destroying everyone Bryn loves, she must make the decision generations of star-crossed lovers before her have—live alone or die together. William’s made his decision, Bryn’s the one fate’s waiting on.
But fate will only wait so long until it makes the decision for her.
OK, so I liked the overall story and the direction the series is taking but I have a few issues with this installment. First of all, I don’t mind my romances having some angst… but I like to part of the angst, not looking in from a totally different perspective. It should draw you in and make you feel it rather than being an all knowing observer forced to do nothing but alternate between rolling you eyes, growling, and yelling at your e-reader.
Now, before I get to the bad, I do want to say that there are still some good moments and some of that humor we loved in the first book.
“I’m surrounded by morons,” I muttered, making certain both the accused in question could hear me, before I began hopping away from them. I was positive I looked like a psychotic Easter bunny terrorizing the woods.
But don’t expect that to carry the story. Now onto the bad…
For starters, Bryn managed to misinterpret EVERYTHING! I get that she has severe self esteem issues (for no apparent reason so far in the story) but a mentally challenged monkey would not be as oblivious as she is. Ditto for William.
Secondly, I feel like some pretty important things have gone discussed while other less important things have been discuss at length.
And finally.. this book tries to hard to be a YA read. I don’t understand why though, I mean in the first book it was the same way but then all of the sudden John calls Bryn a whore (seemed so out of place when all of the characters say “darn”). Then in this book they are constantly saying things like “I’ll kick your you-know-what” and “Let’s get away from this cluster f-bomb” I am not editing, that is how they said it. Who talks like that?
Sorry that this is vague but it is the best I can do without spoilers and to me, a review that includes spoilers is not so much a review and more like a book report. I will be reading the rest of the series because while some of the dialogue and character’s comprehension levels bother me, I like the story being told and want to see how it ends. Let’s hope the final installment is better.