Top positive review
on 14 March 2014
4.5 Stars in my Sky!
It's no secret I love this series and have been waiting (impatiently) for the final book. I wouldn't recommend reading Reclamation without reading the first two as it won't make much sense - also I wouldn't read this review unless you've read them as I couldn't help referring to previous events.
Reclamation pics up the action right from Taken Over. The surviving humans are either on the run from the vicious aliens like our group or in hiding. Bethany 'Bethy' is coming to turns with Cade's revelation and is learning to cope with her 'changes'.
I love Bethy and Cade together and was terrified how Erica was going to finish their story. My biggest fear was a 'for-the-greater-good' death or another Divergent style sacrifice. I'm not going to tell you who survives or doesn't but I was very happy with how Erica tied everything together (mostly).
What I've always liked about this series is how the classic alien sci-fi elements are all there (with a twist), as is the YA angst and drama. BUT the character's never fall into the Twilight victim trap (yes Bella I mean you). There are some similarities to The Host but Reclamation has a very different style and ending.
We get a few chapter's in Cade's POV this time, which was a real treat, as he's always been pretty mysterious. It was interesting to see both Cade and Bethany change, albeit in different ways. The secondary character's such as Aiden and Lloyd get more page time in Reclamation and we meet some very interesting new characters.
A wonderful conclusion to one of my fav YA series, but have the tissues ready (I cried more than I expected)! I would have liked the final few chapters to have been a bit longer and the ending more developed, but then perhaps it's just me being greedy.