Title: The Nightmare Garden
Author: Caitlin Kittredge
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Status: Available now
*full disclosure: Free thanks to my friend Toni who let me borrow hers
Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn’t going to succumb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn’t human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.
When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she’s ravaged on the world that’s about to poison her.
This is the Sequel to the Iron Thorn Book #2 in the Iron Codex. I liked it. The Ending was the real hero in this. It was slower than the first but I did enjoy it. Although, I hated the moments with Aoife and her father. Especially when they try to be sweet to each other, why? Unrealistic. Plain and Simple. How do I know this?Because my own relationship with my father is hell but that’s neither here nor there. It just didn’t feel right, when they hit bumps it felt perfectly in sync but when they tried to get along it was WAY to saccharine.
Ok so that was the negative. The positive is that this book is just as intricate as the last. You learn so much more about Aoife’s world and her part in it. There are so many opposing forces, not just two generic black and white good and evil. There is Aoife and her small group (which is just her most of the time) against the world and they’re desperately trying to survive while saving it. By the end of the novel nothing is resolved perfectly but it’s satisfying. I want to read the next one and I believe it’s the last in the series I hope it ties up everything well.
Overall Rating: 5/7