Title: The Mirrored Shard
Author: Caitlin Kittredge
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Status: Available now
*full disclosure: Bought
Description: (by goodreads.com) Aoife Grayson must face death to win back Dean—the love who was ripped from the Iron Lands of the living when he was shot in the arctic north. But getting to the Deadlands is something that Aoife can’t do on her own. And if she can find a way there, Tremaine would surely never allow it. He has sworn to keep her in the Thorn Lands, the fairie home of her mother, Nerissa. But Aoife is determined to find her way out. And she has no trouble if that means she has to kill Tremain and his queen to do it.
My Review: I am so frustrated with this book all the characters with the exception of Cal need to get out. I have never been more disappointed with a book/series in all my life. I wanted to pick this book up and throw it against a wall. Kittredge let us down. She did, she combined Science and Magic without it being all about Alchemy. She introduced these complex characters that were at times frustrating but sympathetic and ultimately I was on their side. She introduced these cosmic monster gods which I knew would be what Aoife would have to face. And then she dropped the ball. I don’t know if she just got bored with her own story or if she realized she had too many ideas and couldn’t tie them up in the end but it was a disaster. This was the last book in the trilogy. I’m livid, what was the point of introducing the monster gods if you were never going to use them? The whole resolution was shakey at best, it left so many things unanswered and created more annoying questions that you know will never be answered. I’m so angry, there was almost nothing redeemable about this book, in fact I will go as far as to say there wasn’t anything redeemable about it.
Overall Rating: 1/7
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