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343 pages, Hardcover
First published July 2, 2013
"You couldn’t go back to your mom's house and hide under the covers when you had a baby, pretending you couldn’t hear its cries. That big, fat, demanding baby was your responsibility now. You had to take care of it, for as long as it needed you, even when it wasn’t being cute and giggly, but when it was crying and hungry.
I should never have worried about having a demon baby as a result of making love with John in the Underworld: The Underworld itself is a demon baby."
"I was missing...something.The plot is so confusing, I don't even know what's going on. Something about crashing ships and killing more Furies and John Hayden dying and Pierce and her group of cronies (including the irrepressibly annoying Alex and Kayla) off to save Isla Huesos frorm the birds.
Not school, of course, since unlike Kayla, I didn’t have a goal outside the realm of the dead towards which I’d been striving."
"I cracked my whip, sending it wrapping around my grandmother’s throat multiple times, enfolding her as tightly as a warm, hand-knit scarf...one that a loving grandmother might send to her granddaughter in the mail for her birthday. Then I yanked on it as hard as I could, so it was more like the grip of a boa constrictor than a muffler.Not only that, her thoughts seem to mainly run along the lines of: God, John is hot. Damn, John is hot. I love him sooooooooooo much but I can't tell him.
'How do you like the scarf I made you, Grandma?' I hissed in her ear."
"'Do you like anything in your room?' he asked.I love you. I love you. I love you. Pierce repeats that phrase (In triplets! Always in triplets!) so often, I wanted to knock her on the head. Priorities, girlfriend. The Furies and Thanatos are out to kill you, stop fucking mooning over your love for 5 seconds. Tropes and clichés abound. The writing is utterly laughable. The overly dramatic imagery, the battle scenes...every element that will appeal to an easily impressed young audience is here. Battle scene?! Stop! In the name of love
You, I wanted to say. I like you. I love you.
I don’t know why I couldn’t say it."
"John's gaze met mine and held it. Around us was chaos — the shrieking of the increasingly agitated birds overhead, coupled with the shrieks of the Furies as they battled...and Kayla's sobs.In the middle of a BATTLEFIELD, for fuck's sake. Thank god this series is done.
But there was a stillness within John and myself that, now that we were truly back together, no amount of external mayhem could disturb.
I love you. I love you. I love you."