Woah action. This book starts intense and never quits! It is primarily a journey book. There is one thing and one thing only on Jazz's mind: stopping Billy. To be honest, that journey got a little old after a while. I felt like it took way too long for Jazz to get to the main event... and all the things leading up to that felt like throw away moments. I wish there was some other thing going on in the book besides Jazz's one-track mind to get to Billy. Don't get me wrong, the book packs in a ton of action... it's just that all the action was for one purpose, and I wanted to just get to that purpose already. Or at least get some clarity and new information along the way.
As the final installment in this series, I liked it. I thought it could have been stronger, but I still definitely enjoyed tearing through the pages. There is a twist in this book and I quite liked it, even if it is bizarre and kind of gross. It's not the first time I've been grossed out through these 3 books. The only thing is I wanted MORE explanation. It left me with a bunch of questions and holes that I wanted filled in. Like how do serial killers find out about The Crows and vice versa? And a bunch of other spoilery questions that I had.
I think this book definitely had a different overall feel, and that's what surprised me most about it. I was expecting the excitement that Game brought, and what I got was a much darker, more focused book. Jazz didn't feel like the same person at all... although after everything he's been through, I can see why. I liked that the first 2 books had mysteries separate from Billy Dent. They had new killers and we had no idea who they might be. I liked following Jazz on the journey to find those killers. And I was hoping for more of that with this 3rd one. It wraps everything up great, and I am happy for that, but it doesn't bring in anything new. And I could have DEFINITELY lived without that epilogue.... yuck!
OVERALL: An intense wrap-up to one of my favorite series. I loved the idea of boy who was raised by a serial killers. It brought up so much about how we ultimately become the person we are. I loved Jazz, but in this book, not as much. I definitely recommend this amazing series to everyone! It's concept is truly unique.
This Book Includes:
- Gore- vicious killings and other violence
- New York City- mostly Brooklyn
- Law enforcement
- Serial Killer(s)
- An Epilogue
- Lots of physical fights
- Not so much romance
- Lobos Nod
My Rating: 3/4
How I got this book: Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for allowing me to read and honestly review this
Date Published: 9/9/2014