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I enjoy when author's do this. After all this time, hearing Lena's inner monologue was refreshing, and the perspective changes were a good was to mix it up from the format of the other books.
The suspense was still rich, and I was, of course, still rooting for Lena and Ethan, even with the circumstances being what they were. I don't want to give anything away, but there was a very bittersweet quality to this book, and that was good for me.
I hate when everything ends too neatly, if you know what I mean. I want at least a little bit of grit, and this delivered the grit right up until the end. It ends well and it ends not so well...depending on who your favorite is.
In the end, this series was a great read and it's completely worth seeing through to the end. It can't be easy to write four books that tell such a great story of love, power, and light and dark, but these two ladies have done a great job. And, well, that got me to thinking....in the first book, we learn that Lena will be claimed, either light or dark. Everyone is sort of waiting to see what will happen, and they aren't sure which way she will go.
Now, I know we aren't a bunch of casters, we're all just mere mortals...but for us, it's the same. We've got the same light and dark within us all. I don't know if we've got a choice which way we fall; sometimes you just have to wait and see until you're claimed. So in that way, we're all Beautiful Creatures waiting to be claimed and see what our fate holds.