Rating: 4/5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
At last, the conclusion to the Shades of Magic series. With such an unbeatable foe, how could Rhy, Kell, Lila and Alucard hope to win against him? After that explosive cliffhanger in AGOS, I sure couldn’t see a way for them to come out of it alive.
The first part of the book was action-packed. Kell’s suffering was heart-breaking and here were still more trials ahead of him. For both him and Rhy.
Lila was her same wicked self. The action slowed a bit in the middle to finally give Kell and Lila some alone time. What I liked best about this book wasn’t just the rollercoaster ride that was the plot-line but also the growth of the characters. Everything they went through impacted on who they were and who they turned out to be. V.E. Schwab did a great job of showing that character growth.
I loved the ending for Rhy and Alucard. But Holland – his choices, all that he suffered, his horrible fate – it was heartbreaking and made me so sad. As for Kell and Lila, their ending left me feeling a bit unsatisfied, as if things were still unfinished. I hope we get more books soon with these awesome characters.