Such a perfect farewell to one of the best series I have had the joy of reading. I will definitely miss these characters, most of all Jupe. I fell in love with that kid from the first book, and he has continued to be enough to keep me coming back to this series. Of course, it helps that Jenn Bennett can write her ass off, filling her stories with such awesome characters that you can't help but get attached to them. But add in Jupiter, and it turns the series from really good to great.
Cady is recovering from her injuries sustained in the last book from her fight with Dare. Slowly but surely, she is getting stronger, and she knows there is no delaying the inevitable - she has to face her mother at some point, or find a way to disable the Moonchild ritual. She won't be able to live until that happens and she's tired of being scared, not only for herself, but for her small family she's now part of.
I love Cady and Lon's relationship. At the start of the series, it was a bit strange - younger woman, older man with a pirate mustache. Something happens in this book where Cady and Lon's relationship is a bit altered, and watching them fall back in love solidified why I adore them as a couple.
As with all the previous books in the series, Bennett manages to put humor on what seems like every other page. Naturally, most of the funnies come from Jupe, and I was happy to see what I'd been hoping to find in one of the books - parts of the book were written from Jupe's POV. That is the perfect way to end the series, giving readers the point of view from one of the funniest, sweetest 14 year old boys ever. I'm sure it's not just me, I bet Jenn has fans begging her for more Jupiter. He's just that lovable. The epilogue nicely weaves in past characters who didn't make an appearance in this book, aside from a mention. There were quite a few surprises there, some of which we knew were coming, some of which we didn't.
I've already started Bennett's new series, and while it's definitely different than the world and story surrounding Cady, it has all the elements I now look for in a Jenn Bennett book - humor, sexy times, awesome characters, and a believable love story. While I will most definitely miss Cady and friends, at least there is a new (already great!) series that continues to give me my Jenn Bennett fix.