Wow. The perfect word to sum up the final book in this series. The action is near constant with so many new things being introduced and tying together so well with things we already knew about our favorite Kindrily.
At first, I wasn’t really sure where the book was going to go, but after the cliffhanger at the end of Taking Back Forever I was drawn back in immediately. The story starts with Maryah trapped in an astral projection gone wrong. It’s incredible to read about how just her spirit is separated from her body and trapped by Dedrick, the formidable foe of the kindrily.
While trapped she meets a young girl named Rina along with others under Dedrick’s command. I can’t say too much without giving it all away, but everything just fell so perfectly together in a way final books tend not to do. Throughout the entire book, Hooper gives us just enough details that we need and then shows us how they all tie together neatly.
I also really enjoyed how a lot of the sexualization of the characters that occurred during the second book was either taken out or toned down a lot. I felt like it would not have fit with how serious this book was, and I was glad to not see it there.
The final battle is one of my favorites I’ve ever read and was done so cleverly I felt like some of the tricks they pulled on Dedrick were pulled on me too. Hooper has mentioned additional books with our Kindrily and I cannot wait to read them.