Disclaimer: This review includes spoilers of the previous parts.
“A great but chaotic ending”.
In the last part of the Touching-Juliette series, Juliette has to find out who she really is. She struggles with her past and her future that is more uncertain than ever. The lines blur between good and bad – just like Juliette and Ella’s. Juliette encounters old enemies, leaving Juliette unable to decide her own fate. Meanwhile, riots ensue and Warner, Kenji & Nazeera must fight the riots. Then there is Juliette, who has to choose which front to fight on and who also has to save her sister.
The very last part of my favourite series. I couldn’t wait to read this part and was super happy when I received an email that this book arrived in the bookstore. The release date kept getting postponed, and every month I got more curious about this book. Once I got the book, I started right away and finished this book in only one sitting. Although I finished this book very quickly, I was a bit disappointed.
I thought that there was not much character development in this book. Tahereh Mafi mainly focused on the storyline (which of course I understand, because in the last part in the series), but I just hoped for a bit more depth, for example with Nazeera. I really liked her character, but there was a little to no depth to it.
I also thought that the storyline was a bit predictable towards the end. I hoped that I would be surprised when I finished this book, but sadly that didn’t happen. There were a lot of surprising events in the book, but I didn’t think the ending was amazing.
Tahereh Mafi’s signature writing style also features in this book. The poetic and magical wording was a lot of fun to read.
This book deserves a bit more creadit for what I see in reviews everywhere. It is stated that this is really the worst book in the series, but I don’t think so. I have already mentioned that there is only a little depth to the characters and that the ending is quite predictable, but that doesn’t mean it was a bad book. I still found this a very interesting and surprising part.
A book with surprising elements, but with a predictable ending. There is less depth in the characters in this book, but it is always a lot of fun to dive back into Juliette’s world.
|Written by: Tahereh Mafi
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