26 September, 2014

book review

Don’t Let Go (PERSEFoNE #3) by Michelle Gagnon

My Copy: eBook
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Purchased

In this pulse-pounding final installment of the Don’t Turn Around trilogy, which in a starred review Kirkus called “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens,” Noa and Peter race across the country in their search to destroy Project Persephone before time runs out.

After a devastating loss, Noa Torson is out of options. On the run with the three remaining teens of Persephone’s Army, she is up against immeasurable odds. The group is outnumbered, outsmarted, and outrun. But they are not giving up.

When Noa and Peter realize they can’t run anymore, and that Noa’s health is failing, they know they must go back to where this began. But when they come face-to-face with the man who started it all, the question becomes, can they win?

This riveting final book in the Don’t Turn Around trilogy ratchets up the action as Noa and Peter confront the evil that has chased them and won’t let them go.

My Review

What you’re in for: On the run. Hacking. Action. Traps. Surprises. Disappointment.

My Thoughts:
This book was a big disappointment. I really enjoyed Don’t Turn Around (the first book  in the series) and thought this was going to be a great trilogy. Unfortunately, though, it all went downhill after the first book. I didn’t care for Don’t Look Now (the second book). But, I thought that it was just a filler book and suffered from the oh-so-common “middle book syndrome.” So, I still wanted to read the final book, thinking it would be better and complement the first book. Unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment. I think I disliked it even more than the second book.

The characters in this one are boring. They are nothing like in the first book. There was nothing exciting about them or the story, really, in this book.

Probably the only thing going for this book is that it is a pretty unique storyline. Also, my investment in the characters from falling in love with them in the first book carried me to the conclusion of this final book (even though I lost interest in them and found that I didn’t care about them as much anymore).

Sigh…I should have stopped reading and just left it after the first book.

2.5 stars blue

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