Date finished: Saturday 20th May 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
First time reading?: Yes
From Goodreads: “It’s been a year since Eden last spoke to Tyler. She remains furious at him for leaving her and has moved on with life in Chicago, where she is at University studying psychology. As school breaks up for the summer, she heads back to Santa Monica, but she’s not the only one with that idea…
Despite their break-up and Tyler’s abrupt departure last summer, is there something Tyler is keeping from Eden? Are they both as over each other as they thought, and could Eden even begin to forgive Tyler?”
It felt like it took me forever to read this book. It wasn’t because I didn’t enjoy it; I’ve started college now and finding the work/life/study balance is proving challenging at best.
I have really enjoyed this trilogy. The characters were well developed and I liked that some of them had ongoing issues from before the series starting that were still continuing past the trilogy’s end, such as Eden’s issues with food and both our champion couple reconnecting with their families.
I felt a little bit as though some things were rushed. I don’t know if that’s because I took too long reading the book but Eden forgave Tyler over the course of about 24 hours. I know they’re young but that still seemed awfully quick. Also some of the events that occur as a result of the pair patching things up happened very quickly, with what felt like almost no thought to it.
But this is young adult fiction, and I’m not going to say I didn’t have fun reading this book. It’s the final book in the trilogy and I feel our characters were all given deserving endings, and I’ve enjoyed following this pair through their tumultuous relationship. My niggles are only small, and are kind of insignificant in the grand scheme of things. The book is written well and the characters are well developed, and that means a lot in fiction these days.
My rating: 7/10