One thing that I like about this series is the sense of adventure, and on that front, this book didn’t disappoint. It definitely has more going on than the previous two novels, or at least, more interesting fights going on. And while the mythology angle still isn’t done super well, I feel like maybe it’s improved a tiny bit. At least, it’s gotten more complicated.
I was really looking forward to reading this book and seeing things move forward, especially the relationships between the characters. But then Gwen spent most of the book pining after Logan, and everyone just seems rich and bitchy, and the villain is super predictable, and … ugh.
I was totally into Greek and Roman mythology when I was a teenager, and I would’ve loved reading this book back then. I would’ve been so jealous of Gwen, getting to attend a school where they taught ancient myths and where everyone had magic, even though it’s clear from the beginning that she didn’t feel the same way.
Maybe it was the historical fiction aspect of the final book in this series, but I really loved Winds of Salem. The rest of the series sort of teased at a past where the Beauchamp family had been present during the Salem witch trials – Ingrid and Freya were executed – but this was the first time we really got to see what that would have been like for them. It was interesting.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about Freddie returning to play a role in this book. He’d been offscreen for the whole of Witches of East End, and it seemed like adding him into the family dynamic would change things too much.