Top critical review
Too complicated and stupid
on 20 January 2014
2.5 stars. I'm disappointed with this book. I thought that this series was getting better but its gone back to being very average.
I'm not going to try to sum up the storyline because it is IMPOSSIBLE. This series has simply become too complicated and difficult to follow. I spent most of this book bewildered and confused. The main storyline just branched off onto too many other threads, most of which didn't make sense and weren't resolved or explained very well. There were riddles all the way through that Ethan was trying to solve but again, most of those were left unsolved and many of the characters were discovering stuff and then (for some unknown reason) keeping their discoveries from the other characters. Highly annoying! I started to forget who knew what and why. This book gave me a headache!
Lets look at positives though. I still LOVE Link. He's funny and straightforward (about the only character who IS!) and his new life as an Incubus - or Linkubus, is interesting to read about... But as with previous books, he did not get enough page time. I'm happy that he is getting a spin off series at least. Also, the ending did redeem the book a little for me, it was very dramatic and one of the worst (i.e. best) cliff hangers I've ever read. But again, these 'positives' did not make up for the fact that this book is seriously bad in most other aspects.
I will read the fourth and final book Beautiful Redemption because I do want to know what happens in the end but also because I just want to put this series behind me now. Its not been the best but I really do hope that it ends on a high.
Oh and one last thing - Amma... this character is possibly the single most annoying character ever written, in ANY book, and I hope she snuffs it in the final book! Nuff said.