Warning: it ends in a cliffhanger. A huge one. I got to the last page and was furiously trying to get the next page and was wondering if my ARC was defective and missing a chapter or a page or a paragraph. It just ended with so much left open ended. It explained a little but not much. I really hope the next book is about Raphael and Elena. I’m not sure I could take it if I had to read about some random couple before getting a solid explanation.
Elena and Raphael weren’t together nearly as much as I’d hoped. The part of the story involving them and the overarching issues with the cascade was great. There were more weird power fluctuations. A bunch of bizarre things were happening to Elena and she kept getting weaker and weaker. It was obvious something bad was going to happen.
Elena kept insisting that she was going to fight to survive but didn’t really do anything to find a cure or to figure out what was going on. It was aggravating that she was in denial about her situation. Until this book Elena never seemed like the type to bury her head in the sand when facing a disaster. Most of her time was spent working on a case. Although she was determined to solve the case to protect family, the case itself was boring. In many ways, it was only peripherally related to her family, so it was hard to stay invested.
The end was so good, but what does it all mean? Things could drastically change from here on out. I desperately want the next book.
Thanks so much to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me this in exchange for an honest review!!!