“No one gets to decide what kind of monster I am but me.”
Speaking of the other players in the trilogy: oh my Jackal. I adore him – he brings so much comic relief to this intense story, but there’s a lot more to him than just his snark. And though Jackal is definitely one of my favorites, it’s Big Daddy Kanin that I would be all over like a fly on honey. I LOVE that enigmatic, angst-riddled monster of a man. While Jackal provides most of the laugh-out-loud funny lines, it was Kanin with his quiet but commanding words that often got the biggest laugh out of me. For example: Having heard enough bickering between Jackal and Allie as he drove towards their destination, he delivered this line in what I could only imagine as a parent’s “don’t make me pull this car over” tone:
“‘If the two of you would like to walk to Eden,’
Kanin said at last, not taking his eyes from the road,
‘I can stop anytime.’”
I love Julie Kagawa’s writing! It is no secret that she is the queen of world building and a master storyteller. There were moments that made me laugh and moments that made my heart heavy; but all in all, this series was a great ride, and I know I’ll revisit it again.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.