This series has officially gotten me addicted. I struggled to put this book down and could not help but feel incredibly empty when I was done. I have no clue what I’m going to do with my life now. Is there an option to sleep until the next book comes out?
Now, this series isn’t perfect. I’m well aware of that. But, despite the flaws in the story, I still find myself obsessed with the world and characters Morgan Rhodes has created. If you maybe had any reservations about this series before, this book rids of any. Cleo and Magnus had wonderful character development, the world building improved, and there was outstanding plot twists and turn in the last hundred pages. Definitely the best in the series.
While I admit that a lot of the characters get on my nerves, Cleo makes up for that. Other than the fact that literally every male character in this world is in love with her, she’s the best character in this series. I really admire that she has grown so much since the start. She may not be physically strong, but she’s very intelligent and cunning. She knows her way out of a bad situation. She also remembers to stay loyal towards her kingdom and continue her plot against Limeros. I literally love her so much.
Magnus: While I don’t particularly like him yet, (I mean, he was pretty awful In the first book) he is definitely extremely complex. I really like his struggle to do the right hing when it goes against everything he was taught . I also feel like Cleo and Magnus would be one serious power couple. While Jonas just comains about the royals and does nothing, I feel like Magnus is much more capable of getting stuff done.
I found that this book had the best plot so far. It was exciting and well thought out. There was never a dull moment in this story.
Things I disliked:
– Lucia’s Character: I can’t for the life of me, bring myself to like her. I still can’t tell if the author wants us to like her or not, but I can’t stand her. She’s stupid, naive, foolish, useless, and reckless. No one would care about her is she didn’t have her powers. NO one! I also could not stand her relationship with a certain someone. It was so unbelievable and forced. Ugh. I just hope she becomes one of the villains and dies. Magnus will just have to live without her.
-Jonas : Again, another useless character. He’s so hateful and judge mental of others, it’s ridiculous. I hope that Lysandra and Jonas can just go off together and leave. They’re both so annoying.
To end with, I thought Gathering Darkness was the most entertaining and had the most development of its characters and world. I’m dying for the next book! Why can’t books come out sooner?