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Good finale
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Wow, that is how you end a series! I loved it - maybe not to the death - but yeah, I loved it enough. Tristan was turned into a vampire at the end of Covet and now he, Savannah and her dad are hiding out in the Arkansas mountain to train him to be a good fledgling. When the time comes to return to Jacksonville to show the Clann and the Council that he is not a danger, they are inadvertently dragged into a vampire vs witches war, forcing them all to go in hiding again, this time with Emily in tow, who is carrying a dhampir baby of her own. The first half of the book chronicles their hiding out and dealing with the situation, with two couples finding their way among the obstacles standing in their way. Tristan and Savannah have a clash in principles and this nearly drives them apart. Actually, the thing I love about the series is how it focuses on these relationships between the characters too. Sure, there is plot development but there is immense character development too. Emily is like the big sister you want - surely I pointed this out in the review for the first book and here in this one, I really do adore her - she is the mastermind and the spells expert. Savannah becomes the moral compass for Tristan. Michael and Joan have their moments and for those who were rooting for them, the ending really gives you all the happy feels.

Speaking of the ending, it all built up to a good climax - not great, but one you can be satisfied with. Personally, the vampire presence in the epilogue felt too soon considering the war that just erupted globally. So, barring that too-convenient epilogue, the rest of the book came close to perfection. The writing, was full of depth and as I said before, more focused on the feelings between the characters. So, while it is sad that this series has ended (yes, I barely started this series 4 days ago, but I still mourn it's end, you know?) the fact that it lived up to expectations really makes me happy.

Oh, and one last thing - I love the book playlist at the end - just my type of songs!
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