Twisted Palace starts right off right where book 2 ended, told in dual alternating POVS between Reed and Ella. And I was filled with so much anticipation and hope because these characters have become such a huge part of my reading life so I was excited to see how the finale of this trilogy played out behind the eyes of both Reed and Ella.
If I'm totally honest, the first half of the book dragged a little, and I understand that when you get to the third book in a trilogy that a lot of explaining needs to be done, because there were a lot of unanswered questions from book 2. But I found there to be some mundane tendencies throughout the whole first half of the book, which lead to some skimming which I hate to admit to, and even worse I hate having to do it. Whereas the first two books just flew off the pages with non-stop addicting dialogue and plot twists, this third book paled in comparison. And it truly breaks my heart to say that because this is by far one of my favorite series this year.
There were some really great moments, and I loved how you get to see the evolution of Ella. That was probably my favorite thing about this book, watching her grow and become even stronger than she was before and to be able to finally take what's hers. In the first two books there was a constant question mark about Reed and Ella's status, and I think that was what really kept me glued to the pages. The constant uncertainty added so much angst which I love, and I didn't get that same feeling this time around. Don't get me wrong, that edge of your seat feeling did come, it just took a little longer to get there.
Easton is just as great as ever, he's hilarious and blunt and can make any situation a little easier, and I can't wait to read HIS book, so I'm praying there will be one! The twins are still a huge mystery to me, they were present like they are in all 3 books but I really want to know more about them. The fact that the Authors make them so mysterious really has the wheels turning in my head and want that story too! I wasn't sure about Gideon in the previous books, but now I'm even more curious about him. All of the Royal boys are captivating in some kind of way and I think that’s really the soul to this series, these brothers and their friendships and relationships are so consuming to the reader. Even the secondary characters like Wade and Val have me itching for more, so that is great, because I desperately don’t want the series to end.
I can't get into the whole Brooke/Dinah/Steve fiasco because that would be spoiler city, but I can say that these are some of the shadiest people ever and they really do add something great to the storyline. If you love to hate characters, then you’re all set with these three! As I mentioned before, the first half was slow and had me a little frustrated, but I guarantee by the time you get to the end that everything falls in to place and that angst you crave does come back, and the ending doesn’t disappoint either. These authors never fail to deliver an ending that has you craving more. I wish I knew if there was more!! All we can do is hope. The thing I take away from this the most is that this series has absolutely captivated me from day one, and I will be forever grateful to the Authors for creating this crazy world that we all love so much!
Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.
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