Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: May 7, 2013
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I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.
Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.
It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.
After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?
Yeah, honestly, I don't even know what I wanted to read this book so badly. The first book was okay, the second book was bad, and this book just blew me away…with how absolutely awful it was. I hated it so much I didn't even know what to do with myself. I wanted to love this book, and I really wanted this series to redeem itself because I honestly believed that it could. But it just didn't even live up to the lowest of my expectations.
I have never like Kate and I make no secret about it. She's annoying and makes stupid decisions and she frustrates the living hell out of me. She is literally the most TSTL heroine I have ever read about and I really have nothing good to say about her, which is sad but true. She's stubborn to the point of being irritating and she makes the most ridiculous and stupid choices ever and she just makes me ache for humanity.
THE LOVE INTEREST
Vincent is okay, I guess. I can't really hate him but that's because there's nothing to hate. We only ever see him through Kate's eyes and she really paints him as this cardboard character with no personality whatsoever. I mean, what kind of person is as perfect as she seems to think he is? I mean, he's sweet. He's a gentleman, yet he can be brave. Other than that, yeah. Nothing.
THE OTHER REVENANTS
Or at least two of them
I love Jules. He's an artist, and he's funny, and he's an amazing friend. Unfortunately, he is also madly in love with Kate, which really doesn't account much for taste. He totally makes an awesome choice in this book as far as I'm concerned though which earned him major points from me.
Arthur is probably my favorite character. I actually like him. Love him, maybe. He's a total gentleman, and he's definitely kind of old-fashioned, but strangely that makes him kind of sexy. He also does not choose Kate but her better sister Georgia so he obviously has better taste than Jules.
Honestly, this book had the type of plot that made me want to slam my head into the wall. Repeatedly.
First of all, there were so many "random coincidences" I seriously thought I was ready to tear out the pages individually and burn them. Furthermore, the dumbest things were done. There was one thing in particular treated as a big reveal that was pretty much obvious from the very first book and yet still managed to feel random and stupid.
I can't even describe how mad this book made me. You cannot just randomly make up facts and suddenly throw out new information and then fall back on crutches when you mess up. Making things too perfect is absolutely not okay on any level ever. It's just freaking annoying. It makes things not fit together properly and basically just ends up screwing everything over.
Hello, plot holes, I am falling into you.
I know this section is really short, but honestly if I go on any more than this it will go into a full-on rant in which case I cannot guarantee that I will ever actually shut up. So, I think I've said enough to get my point across.
I am not a huge fan of instalove in the first place, and I honestly don't even get what Kate and Vincent like about each other. Like, the physical stuff, okay, whatever. But that's not love, so I'm still kind of confused here. Their romance is so plain, and ordinary if it exists at all, that I feel like their story isn't an important one to tell. But that's just me.
I am not a huge fan of the writing. One thing I will say for this book is that the description is really, really nice. Everything is described so vividly and purely that the overall sensation was just really lovely. I love the backdrop of this book, I really do. However, it is runnier by pretty much everything else, including Kate's irritating inner monologue. No one talks to themselves in that kind of language or like that at all.
The ending was too sweet. While I would say that that's a good thing with a book with an actual plot, in this case it just didn't work. Everything worked out perfectly because the author manipulated everything to be way too perfect and the overall effect just didn't work for me. I just didn't like it and I couldn't buy it and the ending was wrong on so many levels.
I really regret reading this book and frankly would rather make out with a tiger shark than ever torture myself with this series again. After giving the entire trilogy a go it is unlikely that I will give this author another chance, which is unfortunate, but it is what it is. And I guess you never know. Anyway, if you liked the first two books of the series, you might like this one but honestly I don't know because it was pretty terrible. And obviously I would not recommend this series to anyone. Ever.
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