By Katherine Harbour
Published on April 19, 2016
Published by: Harper Voyager
Published by: Harper Voyager
The mesmerizing conclusion to the Night and Nothing series—part Buffy the Vampire Slayer and part Alice in Wonderland—finds Finn fighting against the land of the dead.
When her beloved Jack disappears, Finn vows to find him—even if it means a daring odyssey into the land of the dead. But saving Jack comes at a terrible price: a dangerous fissure has opened, giving the dead access to the true world.
The lines between worlds are more blurred than ever. Finn’s sister, Lily, recently returned from the Ghostlands, seems to bear no scars from her time there. But then their friend Moth returns from Sombrus, the magical house once owned by Seth Lot, bearing shocking news. Something evil—a fearsome creature bearing a striking resemblance to Jack—has escaped Sombrus and is now stalking Fair Hollow, killing everyone it encounters, transforming them into terrifying Jacks and Jills and recruiting the Unseelie.
It will not stop until it gets what it wants . . .
I don't honestly know how to start this review, or even what to say. This series is easily one of my all time favorites. I honestly think it might be my favorite, favorite. And that is saying something. I am a huge reader, always have been. I have read a lot, and loved a lot, of books. But this series, there is something special about it. I loved every last page.
I am not going into details with this book. There are so many nuances, so many ins and outs, and they are all important. They are all special. Knowing anything in advance would take something away from it. I will just tell you that I loved it. The characters, the worlds, the relationships, the beautiful writing. There is not one negative thing about this entire series.
Katherine Harbour has such an incredible imagination, and the way that she puts that imagination to paper blows me away. She has a way of drawing you into the story and keeping you there. Even when I wasn't reading, my mind was in the pages of this book. Her writing is smooth and dark, and utterly intoxicating.
The relationships that are formed throughout the story, and the ones that already existed, make this series what it is. Friendships and romances, familial relationships, and in-between relationships are the basis for this story of magic and maliciousness.
The worlds and settings of this story are endlessly fascinating. The houses are characters of their own, and the worlds breathe and tell their own stories. There is something interesting to be found in each and every setting of the story, and I found myself looking for things that I might miss, reading slowly to make sure that I took in everything.
The plot and pacing are perfect, slow and sensuous or fast and breathtaking. I was never bored, never hoping for the scene to end. I wanted this story to continue forever. This is the end of a series that I utterly adore, and while the ending was as perfect as I could have hoped, it is still bittersweet. I am in no way ready to let this series go. And I don't plan to. I will reread this again and again, because it is just that wonderful of a story.
I know I say this a lot, but I mean it in a whole new way this time. I CANNOT wait to see what Katherine Harbour comes up with next. I will be the first in line!