What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America?
It’s time to kick some hellion butt…
After not really surviving her junior year (does “undead” count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She’s going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.
But then she meets Wrath and understands that she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can’t save everyone she loves without risking everything she has.…
The last thing you hear before you die
“I want all of you. Each individual part and the sum of them all. I want you for everything you are and everything you will ever be. I will never have enough of you, because there’s no such thing.”
Last book, and all of the stakes have been raised. I love the end to this series. I am going to ride the feelings I feel at the end of reading this book for weeks. I just love the way it makes me feel at the end. It puts me through absolute, abject hell, and then it makes me happy again! What more can I ask for? Seriously, you tell me.
There are a lot of hard choices Kaylee has to consider in With All My Soul. There are no easy answers. Every option leads to pain. It just is a matter of who is taking the pain on and how much of it is going to be taken on by that person. I’ll admit I don’t really like the choices Kaylee makes. She has an entire support network behind her back. She has even more powerful people than her friends and family that support her. And she uses essentially none of them. I don’t like her choices because of this reason. I feel like there was a better way to do everything. Yet, she was convinced, just like she has been convinced this entire series, that she had to do everything herself. It frustrates me.
The end also feels a bit too easy. Largely, I think, because of the choices Kaylee makes. It is just the “ideal” solution for her, and she gets her way. Kaylee always gets her way. It bugs me. There is also the fact that there really isn’t much of a big encounter at the end. We’ve been building up to this “fight” for a long time now, and there wasn’t a fight to be had. Maybe I just expected a fight when I shouldn’t have. I expected a fight and deaths and shit to solve the problem with Avari, but what it really was solved with was… not what I wanted. It just felt underwhelming.
However, I said it in the last book, I’ll say it in this one. Tod and Kaylee are so goddamn cute together it hurts. I love reading this so much for them. I love them together. I want to see more of them together just doing whatever the heck pleases them to do together. I’d read short story after short story with them together just doing “life” things. Ahh I love them.
After a bit of a lackluster start, this series had a great ending. I’m so glad I reread this series.
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