Things really heat up (literally) in this final book of the trilogy, and I’m a little sad to be letting these characters go!
Zoe and Noah continue trying to find their way, even as more people join their rag-tag group. But the bigger the group, the more it splinters, and nobody is entirely sure who to trust. I loved the dynamic that this added to the story, because I never really knew what was going to happen next, adding to my connection with the main characters. At least the love triangles were toned down this time around, with only a few mentions and the characters involved acting a bit more maturely than I would have expected.
A few times Noah has to make decisions that he feels are right, even if he knows that not everyone (including Zoe) will agree. Sometimes it broke my heart, because I didn’t want it to end up that way. I had very clear expectations for Noah and Zoe, and when he needed to make those tough choices, I hoped that there would be a way for it all to work out.
There was a lot of action in this final book, and a few surprises. Occasionally, I could see things coming, and with other events I was caught completely off-guard. At times the characters would act particularly obtuse and I would want to yell at them because I *knew* something was coming but couldn’t add up the parts quick enough.
Mostly, I think this was a great conclusion to the series, and I will be watching for more by this author!