**spoiler alert** It took me about a week to read this book. I love Libba Bray and I sometimes love long books because, if it's good, I don't want it...more**spoiler alert** It took me about a week to read this book. I love Libba Bray and I sometimes love long books because, if it's good, I don't want it to end -- then again, this one I did. This book reminded me of working out for 3 hours. You need breaks from it almost to catch your breath. My eyes became exhausted.
Through the last 100 pages, I was anxious to finish it, I was my 2nd class of the day, & I was determinded to get it done before the end of my school day. A lot of shocking things happened.
I can honestly tell you that I didn't think Felicity was in a relationship with Pippa. I thought of their friendship how I would with my best friend and left it at that. I guess it was hinted in the beginning of the series, but so breifly that I could barely remember it -- the only reason I did remember was because it was a new term I can learned. Sapphists, was it? Oh, I don't remember.
I enjoyed the ending. Well, while I was reading it, I wanted to enjoy it. I wanted to think it was a good ending but then after sulking for a few days about how the series was over, I realized, it wasn't because it had ended, it was because EVERYONE DIED! Pippa died for a second time!
I so wanted Kartik and Gemma to get together and I began to love Mrs. McCleethly. I would also like to know -- why the hell is Mrs. McCleethy's name an anagram? Is it? What was the point of that? Just to throw us off? I thought she tried a LITTLE too hard to have a plot twist right there.
I didn't like how at the end, Gemma had gone all nutzo about how girls should think for themselves. It was almost disrespectful and it seems as if either Libba was trying to tell us something or Gemma got a slightly bigger head from all the power she had and from everything that had happened.
Anywho, this was a good book and a good series. It goes by fast with a rather sad ending and there aren't any happily ever afters with the exception of Ann.