*I’d like to thank the author for providing me an ARC, in exchange for my honest review.*
After reading the first two books in the Judgment of the Six series, I just had to read book three (Un)Wise. In this story, there was darkness, romance, and angst. I appreciated it all, and thought that this was a good installment in the series, in which we got answers, questions, and…more romance of course.
Bethi was an interesting heroine. Her ability was intriguing, but it had awful consequences for her. It made her very untrusting of werewolves, and who could blame her? The fact that she saw all of her past lives and deaths, as well as all those of the other Judgments made a very dark, though compelling tale, and Bethi was perfect for it. She was smart, brave, and even when she was annoying, Bethi always redeemed herself.
It seems to be a trend for me to love the heroes of this series. Luke was no exception. He was very kind and loyal, and I loved how he had some morals that irritated Bethi. The fact that he wanted to wait before getting in a relationship with Bethi was just so sweet, and it irritated me when Bethi would try to force or trick him into it. However, I definitely think that these two made a good match in the end.
The side characters were interesting. We got glimpses of the past two heroines, as well as of the other heroines that are going to be featured in this series. I loved seeing Sam and Nana again, as well. We didn’t learn anything new about the characters that we already knew, but I loved those glimpses of future characters.
The plot of this story followed Bethi’s struggle with her dreams. I felt so awful for her when she ran from home and didn’t let her mom know where she was, just so she could keep herself and her mother safe. The book followed Bethi’s attempts to outrun Luke, and then their relationship as it deepened. I liked the travel aspect of the story too. In the end, Bethi and the rest of the main cast went on a journey to try and get to one of the other Judgments. I thought that this story was paced pretty well, although I think it got a bit slow in the middle.
Overall, I thought that this was a good story for this series. I loved Luke and how he was always looking out for Bethi. Bethi’s ability of wisdom was done really well, and it was interesting and sad to watch her learn and cope. My only real complaints about this book are the slow middle and that it ends very abruptly, and it’s going to be a bit odd to pick up the next book with the last scene in (Un)Wise being told from someone else’s point of view. Still, if you follow this series I definitely recommend picking up this one. You won’t want to miss it, though you may want to wait closer to the release date of book four.