Publication Date: July 24, 2012
Reviewer: Amber R.
Evie's paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.
The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie's hands.
So much for normal.
This is one of my favorite YA series, right up there with Mortal Instruments and Vampire Academy. So it's sad to see it end but I love the way that it happened. Kiersten tied everything up quite nicely. I have read other series that have left me, severely, hanging.
Evie has faced hard things in the past, things that would have crushed a lesser person. I think the fact that Evie is so resilient and strong is part of her appeal as our main character. She's also funny and she always keeps a positive disposition, while being realistic. I like that she isn't flaky just because she's a teenager. Because I've seen that a lot in YA books and I don't generally care for it.
Overall, I really liked the book. The way that it progressed was really good. Evie is again being manipulated by a lot of the people around her to do what they want her to do. The IPCA is trying to get her to work for them again and they've changed a lot. Not for the better, either. The Light and Dark Courts of the faeries are both trying to use them to meet their own ends. Granted the Unseelie are using a more forceful approach. Reth is still the golden faerie of my heart.
Basically this is a book filled with a lot of hard decisions. Decisions that a seventeen year old should never have to make. Evie does it though. Mainly with grace, humor, and a bit of attitude.