Thursday, October 8, 2015

Review: Crossed (Soul Eaters #3) by Eliza Crewe

Release Date: August 17, 2015
Publisher: Create Space
Source: Purchased
Author links: Goodreads | Twitter | Website

War is here.
Full-scale war has erupted between the Crusaders and demons and even Chi has to admit isn’t going well. Like any sensible rat, Meda’s eager to abandon the sinking ship but, unfortunately, her friends aren't nearly as pragmatic. Instead, Meda’s forced to try to keep them all alive until the dust settles.
As the Crusaders take more and more drastic measures, the tables turn and Meda suddenly finds herself in the role of voice of sanity. No one is more horrified than she is. When old enemies reappear as new allies and old friends become new enemies Meda has to decide—again—whose side she’s really on.
And then the Crusaders decide that Meda should go to Hell. Literally.
Can’t a monster ever catch a break?

This is how you end a trilogy! 
Maybe this wasn't quite 5 star material, but I'm rounding up, because I think it deserves it for not being a huge letdown.
Like some other trilogies...

Alright, I'm really horrible at writing reviews for books that I loved, so this might not make any sense. It's just so hard to explain the feelings that come with realizing that the ending of a beloved series didn't suck! It didn't suck at all!

These characters didn't morph into weird parodies of themselves, there wasn't that odd moment of forced Happily Ever After, and no one died just to prove that the author had BALLS...or some such nonsense. It's always disappointing when an author loses sight of what made you love characters, or maybe just doesn't know how they want the story to end. Whatever the case, the end result is that they phone it in, or toss out a bunch of random insanity. Meanwhile, as a reader, you deflate like a balloon, because everything you initially loved is gone, and in its place is a bizarre version of what made it so special.

However, these guys always stayed true to their character...except when they didn't. But, in reality, that was precisely how they needed to act for the story to be delicious. Make sense?
Too bad. I'm trying not to give anything away here!
Thing is, Crewe didn't go anywhere I thought she was going to, and I don't want to ruin the story for those of you who haven't read this yet...
I can't help mention a few things that I really loved. Now, I'm not going to spoil how it all goes down, but if you don't want to know anything, then back away from this review. Fair warning, and all...

Ok, first off, I did NOT see the proposal thing coming!
Whaaaaat? Like, if I were going to make a guess about something that was going to happen in a Soul Eaters book, that marriage would never have crossed my mind. NEVER! But, now that I think about it, an unromantic wedding is exactly what the trilogy needed. And the tone of it solidified my feelings about Crewe not vomiting out garbage at the 11th hour. It sounds crazy, but I ended up loving it.

Next up...Evil Joe.
I can't even properly express how much fun I had reading about Joe giving in to her dark side.
Muahahahahahaha! It was fantabulous! I thought it was so awesome that
Must shut up...can't...spoil!

And that Big Reveal about God, the Crusaders, and the demons? Ack! So perfect!
I'm not religious, but even a heathen like myself could appreciate the Moral of the Story at the end of this sucker.

This was just... *fangirl squealing*
See? I just can't write a good review when I love a book. Sorry.
The best I can do is tell you that I gobbled it up, thought it ended the way it should, and wasn't in the least heartbroken or disappointed. There. Now go read it for yourself.


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Awesome to hear! Sounds like a great series to pick. :) Thank you!

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