I don’t have the words to adequately express how much I loved this book. It was a brilliant conclusion to this duology, and had such heart to it. I absolutely adore Alexandra Bracken’s writing! Some small part of me wants this series to continue, but maybe with side characters having their own stories.
While my favorite people, Nicholas and Etta, spent much of the story apart, I spent much of the story anticipating when they would reunite, and it didn’t disappoint. They spend much of the story fighting their way back to each other, encountering danger after danger, and taking the reader all of the world, and through all different time periods.
I have to say my least favorite character was Sophia. She improves a bit towards the end of the story, and I like that she is this fierce character, but she was just not a likable character for me.
My only complaint is with the epilogue. I’m not sure what significance it has to the story. To me, it just confused things. If anyone can shed light on the epilogue, please do!
And, like I mention in my review of Passenger, Bracken does a wonderful job researching the time periods mentioned in her story!
My Rating: 5/5 stars!
“He was beginning to suspect–and accept–that she was the sort who could measure, swallow, and digest a man and his mettle with a single look.”
“She wanted Nicholas—she wanted to see his face, and measure his thoughts against her own until they made sense. Etta hadn’t understood how she’d used his steady resolve as a shelter until it was gone, and she was raw and exposed and trapped.”
“We are, all of us, on our own journeys . . . ”
“I only wanted to save you.”
“She would demolish his throne of hours and his crown of days.”
“I love you . . . Time can never steal that.”