I finished the final book in the series a few nights ago, and I was so excited with the way it ended. Actually with the whole book. Sometimes you read the final book of a series and you say to yourself, “What was that?, What a waste of time” This book however was nothing like that. She tied up every loose end, she answered every question I had. (Other than what happened to Juliette’s parents).
My favorite part, was who she ended up with, and the fact that she learned how to contain her powers, so that she would be safe to those she loves. I do kind of feel however that we are not done hearing Juilettes story. I would love to read more about her, and Warner, and their friends fighting the Reestablishment, I want to see the world as Juliette wants it to be. And it would also be nice to read about Juliette and Warner’s love story, as a couple. Which we really didn’t get to read about in the books, until the end.
I am sold on Tahereh Mafi, her writing is beautiful, poetic, and I breeze through the pages without being bored. Not a lot of authors have that gift. So this series was refreshing. Her use of Metaphors (and even the ones that sounded weird) and the quotes all throughout the books were memorable. I look forward to reading many more of her books.
“I’m not sure. But there’s something about the darkness, the stillness of this hour, I think, that creates a language of its own. There’s a strange kind of freedom in the dark; a terrifying vulnerability we allow ourselves at exactly the wrong moment, tricked by the darkness into thinking it will keep our secrets. We forget that the blackness is not a blanket; we forget that the sun will soon rise. But in the moment, at least, we feel brave enough to say things we’d never say in the light.”
― Tahereh Mafi,