Ward, tell me again why I'm supposed to care about these side stories you keep shoving down our throats? Because I really don't. I couldn't even remember Assail and Sola from the previous book and I have no idea what they had to do with the major plot of this book. I skimmed, and I did not care.
At least Threz and Selena are part of the brotherhood and has a compelling story going for them. Will not mind reading more from them.
And why, why are you trying to redeem Xcor? First he shows up as a redundant character, then you go out of your way to make him as repulsive as possible, and now you send him to Macy's. Yea that was awesome. (Note the sarcasm.)
The first book in this series is really not a good one in my opinion, that is why I have never felt for Wrath and Beth, but I liked them in this. I also liked the interactions with more of the brotherhood, the house is filled with people and yet in most of the books you don't get to see them. You also get to see more of the closeness of Beth and John Matthew, which I liked. Ward has skimmed that part of the major plot way too much.
It was nice to see some scenes from Wrath's parents, but they were a bit too long and a bit too many. I found myself skimming a lot of that too.
I'll keep reading the series, as long as Ward keeps writing it. But the feeling the books gave me in the beginning are really not there anymore. Instead of sadness and happiness, now it's mostly just annoying.