Oh. My. God.
I just want to leave it at that because part of me is speechless.
At first I didn’t like the thought of Maisie and Neven. I mean, come on, it’s the friends, love triangle, survivor’s come together thing. However, once Candace tossed in that they had shared a kiss in the past, but without cheating, and the awkward teenage angst. I loved it. I warmed up to the idea. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely didn’t ship Nev and Perrie, but in the beginning, it just didn’t feel right for him to be with Mais.
Second: WTF VALE?
I knew that the moment of a heartbeat would be important. I loved how subtle the realization of his heartbeat was. Even though we knew he didn’t have a heartbeat, you didn’t realize it was wrong until later. I really loved all of the blasts to the past. Filling us in with how everything played a part up to now was great.
Third: OH THE FEELS
I was definitely hit by the feels when Perrie was realizing her family was dead; gone to the afterlife … or wherever they ended up. Part of me felt like everyone could be just unfrozen and they’d be fine. Part of me knew that couldn’t be true otherwise they’d be coming back headless. What if maybe they could be immortal and just sew them back on? Obviously that was just hopeful thinking; just like Perrie.
I was a little disappointed in the ending
I was expecting and wanted it to be an open ended cliffhanger, not knowing if Fannie was going to accomplish bringing his father to Earth and leaving Vale in a power struggle from his father draining him and ohhhh the angst and struggle.
Instead we got a pretty happy ending wrapped in a box. I mean, I should be happy, right?
I just don’t know, if there is a next book, how it will begin or what the conflict would be. I feel like it may be forced but at the same time, I also know Candace will do a great job adding in some twists or turns making another book be perfect.
I didn’t know it was a duology … oops
I reached out to Candace and she confirmed that this is a duology. There is not a third book coming. I am a little disappointed but at the same time, it makes me feel a lot better about the ending.