Date finished: Tuesday 11th April 2017

Format: Kindle

Pages: 470

First time reading?: Yes

From Goodreads: “Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution has arrived.”

So this was the third book in the Mara Dyer series, and I said in my review for book two that I felt as though the series kind of lost itself towards the end of the last book a little bit. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t feel as though this book picked itself up at any point. I blasted through reading it in about 2 days (mostly because I was on a weekend away) but I didn’t really find any interest or determination to reach the conclusion.

The pacing of the book kind of fell flat for me; it just seemed to be 470 pages of nothing happening and no build up to anything and no character development or working towards an end game. When the book did wrap up, for me it was incredibly anti-climactic. I’m repeating myself here but nothing really happened. I’m struggling to write anything as a review for this book because of this.

It is unfortunate, because I have no issues at all Michelle Hodkin’s writing style. She’s very well written and her books have been easy to read; the trilogy just falls down on plot in my opinion.

The one thing I did like was the final paragraph. It felt like it brought the trilogy back to the start and brought it all full circle; it’s just a shame it didn’t feel as though anything happened in this book. A disappointing conclusion.

My rating: 5.5/10