Black Heart (Curse Workers #3) by Holly Black
I am so, so, so sad that this series is over! It’s so unique and so very different from anything else out there. It’s full of characters that aren’t good or bad, but rather shades of gray. It’s got a male main character that has a truly good heart but has done some very horrible things in his life (though mostly not by choice). It is also full of surprises jumping out at you at every turn. You honestly never know if people are going to be good or bad and what decisions they may make.
I had no idea how this series would end, but I knew I wanted a HEA for Cassel. He’s been through so much, he deserves it! And then I started worrying because I didn’t see how it could all wrap up by the end but it did! And it never felt rushed and I never had a clue what would happen with the grand finale, it was a total surprise!
I very highly recommend this series, just make sure you start with book one, White Cat. And be prepared to read straight through cause you’ll be dying to know what happens next!
Timepiece (Hourglass #2) by Myra McEntire
Timepiece is the sophomore novel to Myra McEntire’s Hourglass. And while some second books have middle book syndrome, this one definitely didn’t! Right away we are thrust back into this crazy wild world of stuff that I’m not going to mention just in case you haven’t read Hourglass, and you’re spinning with all the stuff thrown at you.
In this one the narrator is Kaleb and I have to admit that it threw me a bit at first. But I really love Kaleb and I think it was just getting use to him narrating rather than Emerson. Once I settled in though, it was great! I also have to say, this is one series that is definitely best when read closer together. I had a very hard time remembering everything and everyone and there was no recap at all. It’s a fairly complicated plot and I think it all would have settled more smoothly, and made more sense to me if I had done a reread of Hourglass. I will definitely have to do a reread of the first two books before I read the third.
This is a series that is completely different from anything else I’ve read. In my opinion it’s one that really stands out in the YA genre. It’s not genre specific, meaning there’s not one label I feel I can put on it. There’s no vampires, zombies or witches. I guess maybe I would call it science fiction, but there aren’t any aliens or anything either.
All I can say is, if you haven’t read Hourglass yet, you should get on that, right freaking now!
Disclosure: All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.