Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Warner ♥
Jan 29, 13
Fans of the series only
Read from January 25 to 29, 2013
I would rate this more like a 3.5/5. It wasnt as good as #1, but better than #2. A lot more happened in this than the first two. The rebellion really picks up and there is also a plague that is sweeping through the Society. Cassia, Ky, and Xander all play their part in trying to cure the plague, but they are separated for the first half of the book and there isnt room for much romance. The book alternates between the 3 POVs and we see how what they are each doing is contributing to the Rising and the part they play in the cure, and in each other's lives.
I found it very interesting the way that this book approached love. I love the way Cassia and Ky have an absolute, unwavering love for each other, and they are each other's Rising. They keep each other afloat in the ocean of their broken world. But there are also other ppl in their lives who they love and they are willing to be there for and to help keep afloat. Cassia is also there for Xander, and Ky is also there for Indie, and Xander is also there for Lei. Although they each love two people, they acknowledge that they dont necessary keep each other afloat, that sometimes it is one way. Only Cassia and Ky keep each other afloat, as well as... well, you'll see. It was a very different angle, and definitely made the love-triangle more interesting, and also turned it into a pentagon.
There werent any big action sequences like most dystopians. It remained fairly calm throughout, like the first two books. Being a conclusion didnt change that about it. It has the same feel and it didnt go out with a bang. The story was interesting, but I just wish there had been more romance. It did have an HEA, and there was one scene where Cassia was singing to Ky that made me cry, but overall it was about curing the plague. I am happy about the ending, I am glad I read this series, but I am also glad it is over. I loved the first book too much and it had my expectations too high for the series as a whole. But I still enjoyed myself.