“Most people give up at the part of the story where things are the worst, when the situations feels hopeless, but that is where hope is needed most. Only those who persevere can find their true ending.”
“I don’t want you to lie, I just wish you had something true I wanted to hear.”
I really liked this series.
It was just so much fun … kind of like walking into a candy shop of delectable sugar sweet writing and sugar sweet stories and sugar sweet characters.
Basically, you wouldn’t want it everyday.
I am having a hard time thinking of how to review Finale. Because Finale on its own wasn’t a mind blowing, spectacular story. I actually had a lot of grievances with it – mainly the overly descriptive ultraviolet writing – I don’t really know how many descriptions we must read about ball gowns to get to our end goal and what in the heck does “he looked like a wish woken up” even mean? I also got a bit sick of the will they? won’t they? are they? are they not again? wait … wtf is going on now?
I didn’t care.
I just really liked these characters, I really liked this sugary – almost too sweet – story. I’ve enjoyed it all since Caraval. I wanted to know how the characters stories ended, and at times if the novel felt too saccharine I forgave it, because I just wanted to keep reading this world.
I like where the characters ended up – I especially love how strong Scarlett ended after beginning as the quiet, cautious sister. This is a love story and I always am game for a love story – and more Legend is always appreciated.
So yeah, I don’t know fully how to review it. Because I wasn’t blown away, and at times I was frustrated (there really is a lot of page padding here to get to the final 470 page count), but in the end I just had fun. It is a fitting end to the series and it was really stinking entertaining.
Sometimes a novel doesn’t need to be more than that.
(3.5*, rounded up to)