Phew what a rollercoaster of a ride! I didn’t like this as much as the previous two novels and I think it is mainly because I was so invested in the wPhew what a rollercoaster of a ride! I didn’t like this as much as the previous two novels and I think it is mainly because I was so invested in the whole love triangle and Layla decides pretty early on who she wants to be with. It was very sweet and I really don’t want to give too much away because I assume that is why many of us read this series...but I am happy with the outcome. I just want (view spoiler)[Zayne to have his ‘happily ever after’ because he seemed so sad...and then his dad died and he has absolutely no one. I know Layla can’t force herself to be with the wrong person but I feel so terrible for Zayne. He loved her and she didn’t pick him in the end and she even took a piece of his soul from him! Forever changing who he is for the worse. Not even Danika is an option because Armentrout hinted that Nicolai is interested in her (plus I never thought Zayne saw her as anything more than a friend). I just felt so bad for him...I am a bit disappointed that Armentrout gave him such a terrible ending (hide spoiler)].
Coming in at 291 pages on my computer this was a super fast read. Actually the entire series was easily devoured in a few days. I think once the whole love triangle and forbidden love aspect were taken away, the actual plot of the novel couldn’t really hold my interest.
I know this might sound strange but I was really disappointed that Roth wasn’t evil. He is the Crown Prince of Hell...but he’s a big softy for the entire novel. I would have loved if he was this total evil badass and only treated Layla differently. I think in the first novel he mentions skinning someone alive, something you totally expect the Prince of Hell to do, but he is basically as scary as a pile of kittens.
I still really like Layla as a character but her constant confusion and repeating ‘omg I have FEATHERED wings guy! They are FEATHERED!’ was pretty irritating. It was nice seeing her develop over the series and become more confident and sure of herself without seeking approval from others.
The ending was also a bit disappointing...(view spoiler)[the devil itself helps Layla...just because? Well apparently the devil has a “soft spot” for Roth...but this is seriously the DEVIL we are talking about. Literally the evilest thing mankind has ever dreamt of and he/she is also just a big ol’ softy like Roth is? Why are most of the demons in this series actually these kind hearted beings? Even Cayman is like this. It just doesn't make sense to me (hide spoiler)].
Overall not my favourite ending to a series but three stars means "I liked it" which is true. I still love Armentrout and I think her writing and character development is amazing. Reading this series which is a few years old now has really shown me how much she has grown as a writer. I am very excited to read her Titan series and Wicked Saga next! ...more