WOW. A fantastic sequel and a definite read.
Oh hot damn, that prologue. This is something I look forward to in life, a fantastic prologue, that perfectly sums up everything that has just happened, without it being boring.
I can't even express how good this book was. The only thing I didn’t like was Henry, I knew he would betray Tess from the start. I knew it! I seriously hate this guy, Urgh.
Other than that, I loved every part of this book. I felt like I connected with the strong Tess, the way that I didn't in the first book. Lockwood was a great character addition, and I loved being able to see into Tess' memories of her past. Everything that had happened before, has affected her today and we get to see that through and through.
Henry, you manipulative son of a bitch. I know I'm probably overreacting towards him, but seriously, I hate him. I hate how he thinks that Tess belongs to him, and how he thinks that he can decide what is best for her, but only in the way that will suit and benefit himself. I could go on all day about this arse, but yeah.
I love how we get to see how strong Tess becomes, as she learns how survive in the isolationists camp/community. She learns the reality of the world and isn't afraid to do whatever it takes to make the community realise that they aren't that far off from the council. She knows the truth about why she is so important to both sides, and she isn’t afraid to tell them all how it is, and how they can't force her into anything. Tess is the ultimate protagonist in this kind of future world.
OMG! That ending was just, wow. I can't believe it happened like that. It leaves us with so many questions, as well as dying to read the next, and final book in the trilogy.
NO WAY!! I can’t believe the lead up to the final moments in this book (& the series)
I am seriously lost for words at everything that happened. The ending to the series was PERFECT. I honestly couldn’t ask for more in a series and in an ending, and there is honestly nothing that was missing from this series, or from this last book.
Ok, once again, I’m going to try to refrain from spoilers, because this is the last in the trilogy. Firstly, before I continue on with the review:
YOU NEED TO READ THIS SERIES! IT’S AH-MAZING! SERIOUSLY.
We get straight into this from where, Naturals ended. Although, it is a little slow in some parts throughout, it picks up straight away and we are thrown into heartbreak and trauma until the very end. Even though, Tess is unsure at times if she should trust her father or not, I 100% put him in the same boat as Henry. These two are so frustrating, I swear. But, honestly, I wouldn’t want them out of the book. The shocking things that happen, and all the secrets and lies, would not be the same if these two arseholes weren’t in this book (or series).
Everything that this book leads up to is completely unpredictable to me. I honestly didn’t expect any of it to happen, and I was wide eyed as it did! The Henry thing was the biggest shock at the end, and then it was what they actually did do that stopped the Council, then James, and finally, it was Louisa in the epilogue.
Even though we start to see less and less of Louisa in this book as it continues on, she is the character that transforms the most, and we see that in the epilogue (she reminds me so much of Tess in that bit!!). I predicted and hoped with her relationship from the start, and it’s so cute tehehehe. Tess is really emotional in this book, more so in the constant change of emotions than anything else. But on both sides, her light and her dark, I connected with her more in this book than I would have ever thought. James! I can’t believe it, I just... no! I don’t even want to believe what is happening. This is not real. This is not real. This is not real. This is not real.......
I absolutely love the epilogue. It sums everything up perfectly, as well as what could be the future. I can’t help but be curious as to what happens (and what place it actually is that they are going to). I was so happy for Tess in this part, I was hoping constantly throughout this novel that it would happen, AND IT DID!! *happy dancing in confetti*
This series is definitely one that is not to be missed. It has everything you need, and everything that you want in a great dystopian series! It’s completely original, and utterly captivating. Well done Ms Truitt, well done.
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This novel was received for review via YA Bound Blog Tours. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.