I don’t think I was expecting this book to go where it did. I’m not saying that in a bad way but I was surprised at the direction. I’m not quite sure how I feel about what has happened! I can see why this series is recommended so much!
This book felt a bit slower paced than the previous. It could be that it felt a little lacking in the action. It was a lot of buildup, I think. I did really enjoy the last half of the book though. The ending was crazy! I did not see that coming.
I think it might have been a bit slower paced because I wasn’t really drawn into the new characters as much. I really didn’t care what Greyson was doing as an unsavory. I guess, it all just had to come full circle in a way. I’m sure his character will have a much bigger part in the final book.
I do think this series is really intense! The way that Shusterman describes some of the deaths is so detailed and kind of gross. It’s definitely on the darker spectrum for a read, if you are looking for something light and fluffy, this is not it!
If anyone has read the Illuminae Files, did “Thunderhead” remind you of Aiden, at all? I kept getting those vibes. I’m not entirely sure he’s a good guy here. He’s got way too much power and it might be going to his head a bit. I guess, I will see what happens in the next book.
Overall, I did enjoy this book and I can’t wait to read the next one! Well… I’ve already started it. 🙂 I am going in a bit guarded because I haven’t heard the best things of the final book.