Monday, March 18, 2013

Sever Review

384 pages
With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them. Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

As the conclusion to this trilogy I have to say it is pretty boring. Rhine isn't very strong here, it seems like she is always relying on someone else to give her the motivation she desperately needs. Linden is just the weakest character imaginable. It's hard for Linden to stand up to his father or anyone else despite the fact that he loves Rhine. Cecily is probably the strongest character yet she sometimes does things that make absolutely no sense. There are a few new characters who aren't too memorable and the return of Rowan brings something new yet dull to this book. There is little to no action in this novel, just an adventure with Rhine, Linden, and Cecily going off to look for Rhine's brother. I feel like most of the things that happened are random with no sensible movement that I was just confused after a while. I can't recommend reading this novel unless you've read the series and want a subpar conclusion to it. 


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