“They rattled my cage to see if I’d bite. When they released me, they’d see that the answer was yes.”
Mara is not crazy. She just has a very deadly ability. An ability she isn’t in full control of. It’s time for her to learn how to use her powers, before she hurts someone she cares about. But first – she needs get out of the asylum.
The writing was very inconsistent. Some parts were beautifully written and some were almost painful to read (Noah’s diary I am looking at you).
I liked Mara in the first book. In this one she became a little bit too bland. I am definitely not enjoying her development.
Noah became less creepy and asshole-ish, but he is still obsessed with Mara a little bit too much for my liking. He gives me Edward Cullen I-am-going-to-watch-you-while-sleep vibes.
What bothered me the most was the fact that these people know how painful it is to be labelled as crazy. And still, they are very ableist towards other people from the mental hospital.
I actually couldn’t bring myself to care about this story until I reached the 80% mark. The ending is pretty good, I definitely didn’t expect the things to unfold the way they did. Still, is it worth getting through 400 pages of almost nothing but Mara obsessing over Noah? Not really. And well, knowing the tile of the companion series kind of ruins the cliffhanger.
I am aware that this is a well-loved book. I wish I could have liked it more, but I just can’t bring myself to care.
I really wanted to read something spooky and creepy in October, but this book is definitely not what I was looking for.
Still, just like in the first book, we are left with more questions than answers. I am really interested in seeing how all of these loose ends are going to get tied up. I am hoping for a really good conclusion to this trilogy.