I do wish we could give half-stars, because this is definitely a 4.5/5* book.
Alright, let’s do this.
I am emotionally WRECKED by the ending of this series. Mr. Kristoff set up, executed, and finished a tale that was so grand in scope that even trying to describe it would take a book — hey, it could even take three! 😉
In all seriousness, though, this series is one of the most unique, complex, and creative worlds I have ever read. I know I’ll likely never find another series like this one and, oddly enough, I’m glad of that. The ending is bittersweet, as it was meant to be, but again, I’m glad of that. There was no way this story would end on an entirely happy or entirely sad note. It’s too complex, too well written for that.
Read and see. Pack some tissues. A bar of chocolate — or even some Japanese sweets! And brace yourself. It’s a thrilling conclusion to a thrilling ride.