*This review contains spoilers to the first and second book in the trilogy*
This review also contains a minor spoiler of Flame but I will give a big warning when it comes to it, so those of you haven't yet read Flame can still read this review!
Waverly and the other members of the Empyrean have scattered, and their home ship has been destroyed. Their mission to rescue their parents didn't go as planned, and now they're at an even greater disadvantage : trapped with their enemies aboard the New Horizon, trying to find a way to survive. As Waverly and Kieran's paths continue to be at odds, who can they trust.
Meanwhile, after setting out from the Empyrean on his own, Seth is a fugitive aboard the New Horizon, badly hurt and getting sicker. Will he live long enough to help Waverly topple their enemies? And will Waverly find a way to unite with her friends before they all fall?
I was really excited for this book as I had both read and loved the first two books (Glow and Spark) and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen to Waverly and the rest of the crew!
Lets start with the characters!
Waverly : I had always loved the character of Waverly, through both the first and second book. I was worried that I may dislike her in this one but luckily my love for her continued. In this book she was still the strong but different Waverly she had been since the first attack on the Empyrean ship. There was a nice surprise though, and that was, by the end she was beginning to develop into the old Waverly whom I also love.
Seth : I have to admit that I hated Seth with a passion in the first two books. However, I don't know how but by the end of this book I found myself actually liking his character and feeling sorry for him which I never thought I would. A lot happens to him throughout the third book and mostly it's bad things ; maybe that's why I felt sorry for him.
Kieran : I absolutely hated Kieran all the way through the first and second book likewise, Seth. Actually, I hated Kieran more than I hated Seth! Unlike Seth, I didn't really end up liking Kieran in the end. I began to but I still hate him, just maybe not as much.
Anne Mather : Obviously, I hated her to as she's just made of evil but I actually hated Kieran more. However, I did actually feel a bit sorry for what happened to her towards the end. If you've read Flame then you know what happened. ;)
The Church Elders : If you've only read Glow and Spark then you won't have come across them yet as they make their debut appearance in Flame. If you haven't met them yet then you're lucky! They are vile, especially Jared and Dr Carver! Out of all the Church Elders, Selma was easily my favourite as she was good in the end.
The Church Elders appear to be quite nice and trustworthy to Waverly at the start as they support what she does about Anne Mather, but they are not to be trusted.
(If there are any more characters you would like me to add then just leave them below and I will add them to my list.)
Let's move onto the plot!
Overall, I liked and enjoyed the plot but I had a few minor problems. *SPOILER STARTING* One of them was when Kieran swallowed the bomb and I found it was repetitive, when he was on his way to the location of the trial he was like 'OMG I'm gonna blow them up, and oh no her too and all of the children... etc' (It wasn't exactly like that but you get what I mean. Right?) *SPOILER ENDING*
Another issue I had with the plot was that some parts felt like they were dragged on too much and others not enough. This I know is common but I'm still looking for a book which doesn't do this as much or not at all. (If you know any then leave a comment down below or a comment on my Instagram is also great.)
Despite these minor issues with the plot, this book actually turned out to be great and I really enjoyed the read. Overall, it was a great finale to the trilogy and I feel satisfied with it as an ending.
Therefore, I'm going to give it a 4/5!
If you haven't yet read this trilogy, then I really recommend that you at least give the first book a go as it's one of my favourites and I would love it if more people would read it!
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