My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
We meet up with the ever-charming Adelina one year into her reign. She rules with fear and swift action. The unmarked are given rotten food and harsh punishments. The marked are freed from their owners and given titles, never to be called malfetto again.
I actually believe that I enjoyed the conclusion to this series more than the previous two installments. The ending even had the emotional depth that I was waiting for since the first book. Since Adelina is an anti-hero, the reader usually has a difficult time relating to her and must rely upon secondary characters. Unfortunately, in the first two books there weren’t many characters that I connected to. By the third book, I feel that it had changed. You felt the characters’ pain when they experienced the death of a fellow.
I can’t much else without spoiling the plot, so just go read the series. I definitely recommend it.