Monday, February 18, 2013

Review: Sever By: Lauren Destefano

Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3)Sever by Lauren DeStefano
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In fairness I think 3 1/2 stars would be more accurate.

The final installment of The Chemical Garden trilogy is here. Rhine is in a battle with Housemaster Vaughn that leads to terrible and shocking discoveries along the way. Under his control once again the story begins and with help from her sister wife Cecily, Linden is no longer in the dark about his father or the evil that he can and does do. Rhine is desperation to find Gabriel, the one she left behind, and her brother Rowan.
Through circumstances Rhine finds where her brother is and what he has been up to, also the fact that he believes her to be dead. With unlikely help she goes off and finds him, but she also finds a world filled with secrets that once uncovered can not be ignored.
I was surprised at where the author took us in this book, at times finding myself bored and listless to excited - a roller coaster of sorts - up and down and up and down. I was disappointed in the way it ended feeling somewhat cheated for a generic ending.
For answers and to finish off the trilogy this book is a must (although it will lead to even more questions that can not be answered).

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