Book #47: Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Redemption

The conclusion to the Beautiful Creatures series was a bit less satisfying than its three predecessors, but it was still a worthy finale. This final installment finds Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes separate since Ethan sacrificed himself at the finale of Beautiful Chaos, and Ethan spends much of this novel in a purgatory-like state attempting to return to the real world. It’s a bit of a bummer to see everyone so separate in the final novel, but the journey is interesting and I’m sure fairly reminiscent of mythology (I say it this way because I’m terribly uneducated when it comes to mythology so I can’t really make that kind of statement with confidence). For Harry Potter fans, you’ll also find several scenes that recall some in the Potter series. In fact, one of the last scenes of the book involves Mrs. Lincoln complaining about the presence of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the public library, and it seems clear to me that the choice of the sixth Potter book was very intentional (Spoiler alert: you’ll find a few scenes in this book that bring the Inferi to mind). Overall, a pretty good ending to an entertaining series.


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