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The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, #3)
by Rick Riordan
by Rick Riordan
** spoiler alert ** It thoroughly depresses me this is the last one in The Kane Chronicles. I've grown really attached to it despite the few things that annoy me. Honestly, the series in general is awesome. It's creative, it's fast-paced, it's funny, it's written well, it has some nicely developed main characters, side characters not so developed but interesting, etc. What more is missing? Honestly, I think the only problem I ever had with this series is how choked up you feel by how close the deadlines are in every book and the romance. With Carter and Zia, I'm ok most of the time but insanely irritated when Carter would say he fell in love with her when he only knew her for about 4 days in The Red Pyramid (maybe less) in which their interaction was short. But really my main problem is with the Sadie/Walt/Anubis triangle. It was obvious that it was impossible for her to be able to end up with any of them, and I feel the way that conflict was resolved to be like an easy way out. Walt, who was never all that developed as a character to begin with, starts hosting Anubis, which is cool and all, but there's no conflict after that. Both of them, seem perfectly fine sharing the same body and Sadie. So there's no weirdness? There's no struggle for control of the body? No struggle to assert yourself as an individual? They both just seemed to be ok with sharing a body and it just felt unrealistic. Then there's Sadie's reaction. It WAS realistic for her to have that fit at the beginning, but then she just gets over it? And her mom encourages her to be okay with that? I'll just stop ranting now. Besides that, the book was really awesome and definitely lived up to my high expectations of it. Zia is officially my current fictional girl crush.
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