I received this book for free from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The final portion of this book was extremely satisfying!
Tessa is having a difficult time with he information she received about her parents at the end of part two so she sets out to prove their innocence. I won’t tell you what she finds, but it probably won’t shock you. When I look back on the entire book as a whole, it all seems so clear now. There was a reason for everything that her parents did.
Tessa’s loyalty to her parents was very admirable. While her brother and sister managed to make friends and developed relationships outside of the home, her parents were the only friends Tessa had for the last eight years. She truly believes that there is no way that they are the murderous thieves that Tristan is trying to convince her they are. She is also very angry with Tristan for lying to her for such a long time.
I was very touched by Tristan’s determination to stick by the girl he loves. He is just as loyal to her as she is to her parents. He has some pretty strong evidence that he feels proves her parent’s guilt, but he would like nothing more than to find out everyone is wrong so he decides to help her find out the truth. Although they were on opposite sides, Tristan and Tessa still managed to share some tender and loving moments. He would do whatever he could to make her smile and feel comfortable, and even though she fought it, she couldn’t help but give in to his charms. They love each other even when they don’t want to.
Tessa’s mother ramped up the scary in this book! She is a character that I both sympathize with and am terrified of. I never know if I am going to get the sweet suburban mom or the banshee who destroys everything in her path. I can completely understand why Tessa finds it so easy to believe in her parents innocence because even after everything her mother has done, it’s hard to believe that she would purposefully kill or hurt anyone. Her mom just loses control, and she always regrets it later. Plus her father is much too kind and docile to ever hurt someone.
If you have read the other parts to this book, I think you already know the truth. Tessa knows the truth too, and this book is really about her proving that to the people who need to hear it the most. She does develop her ability in this portion of the book, and I was very impressed with what she can do. She is no longer the runt of the litter, that’s for sure.
The ending of part three was very satisfying, and I was so happy with where Becca is in her journey.
Because I received these books as a part of a blog tour, I was lucky enough to get to read them back to back, but now I have to wait for the author to write and release the next three parts! I enjoyed this book immensely, so that is going to be a long wait!
Because of violence and mild sexual content, I would recommend this book for ages 13 and up.