Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: Resurrection by Amy Carol Reeves

Title: Resurrection
Author: Amy Carol Reeves
Series: Book Three in the Ripper Trilogy
Published By: Flux (April 8, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
When she catches Edmund Wyatt following her through the streets of London, Abbie Sharp learns that every British monarch for hundreds of years has known about—and financially supported—the Conclave. Furious that the monarchy would cooperate with such a nefarious group, Abbie refuses Wyatt’s request for help in catching the person who is blackmailing Queen Victoria with this secret information. But a far greater threat emerges when the Ripper, Max, returns and brings a string of new murders with him. Abbie must choose whether to help the Queen she now despises or stop Max from succeeding at his most diabolical plan yet—the creation of a whole new Conclave aimed at usurping the British throne.









I love this series, not only does it transport me back in time with it's rich historical details of 19th century London, but it gives me twists and turns with adding just the right amount of the paranormal to keep me on my toes and really keep things interesting. 

With as much as I love this trilogy and couldn't wait to dive in, there is always something bittersweet about ending a trilogy you have come to appreciate and look forward to. 

Will Max finally be defeated and the Conclave squashed? Will all my questions be answered and all the secrets finally revealed. Will Simon get his happily ever after and will Abbie finally see what is right in front of her and has been this whole time?

I kind of get a little bit stressed out starting last books because I want...well, everything. I want the good guys to win, the bad to perish, love to succeed and the underdog to win and that just doesn't always happen. Plus, it is always hard saying goodbye to characters and in this case, places. 

Reeves has infused this story with not only great writing but such a descriptive setting of London that you feel like you are there walking the streets with Abbie, breathing the heavy air, smelling the scents from the street vendors, hearing the prance of the cabbies as they roll by and seeing the good as well as the ugly of life there. You are inside the killers mind one moment and Abbie's the next. Never knowing what twist or turn will be thrown at you next. 

It has to be said that I love Abbie. She is such a strong character, she has been from the very beginning and even though she is strong, there is still room there for growth, and grow she does.

I love Simon, I have from the very beginning and his love for Abbie and sacrifices, were beautiful. He is a true friend in every sense of the word and while Reeves could have played the easy role here and created a love triangle, she never did. There were hints throughout the books but it never crossed that line which I am grateful for.  

I even have to admit that I liked Grandmother a little (okay a lot) more after this as well, something I honestly never thought I would say or admit. And then we have William. Oh how I love to hate him and how I hate that I still love him, even after all he put Simon and Abbie through in the last book. There is just something about him that was hard to resist and again, I hate to admit it out loud but, I found myself liking him more and more as he proved himself to Abbie and Simon throughout the book. 

All in all, I saw some things coming that happened and others I didn't at all. Was this a good conclusion to the series? I think so. Was it what I thought it would be? Honestly, no, but, that was okay, I still liked it and it surprised me, which is always a good thing. I didn't predict it all and I still loved it dearly. 







*All thought and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

24 comments:

  1. I love the cover! I have not heard of this series, but it sounds fantastic. Thanks for always giving me more and more to add to my TBR list :)! At least I know if you liked them, I will probably like them as well! Great review!

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  2. I'm kind of drooling right now. I love the sound of Rescurrection's time period and setting, turn of the century London...yes, please. I haven't heard of this series, so I'm excited to check it out some more. I'm glad the series ended well and had a few surprises in store too.
    Great review :)

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    1. If you like this time period mixed with some paranormal then this is definitely a good series to try.

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  3. I always get stressed out picking up the final book in a series too Ali! It's hard not to desperately hope it's everything you want it to be. I'm glad that despite this not being exactly what you were expecting you still thoroughly enjoyed it overall. Lovely review:)

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  4. I am not big fan of historical noels, but this looks like fun one to read. Great review.

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    1. Even if you don't like historical I think you would like this one Glass, it has a lot of paranormal as well!

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  5. Oh this series sounds right up my alley! The setting and time period is fantastic! I also get stressed with last books in series. It's so hard to say goodbye and be completely happy with how everything wraps up.

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  6. If I choose to read historical, which I don't do often, I much prefer British setting and 19th or early 20th century. I don't think I've ever heard of this series before, but it's definitely something I'd like.

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    1. I think you would like it too. :) I hope you are able to give it a try at some point Maja. :)

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  7. I remember you reviewing the earlier books, this does sound like a fun series and I am always up for a good historical, the characters sound great!

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    1. Thanks Heidi, I really have enjoyed it. :)

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  8. I like the cover and I am so glad you felt the series had a good conclusion and I like that some things surprised you! hope your weekend is awesome :)

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  9. I think we're going to need grief counseling or a support group. Too many series enders and having to say goodbye to characters. Glad this one ended well for you!

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    1. I know, that is the bad thing about trilogies, before you know it they are over.

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  10. Unfortunately, I find that series finales very rarely lives up to readers' expectations, but it still sounds like the author did a darned good job, and really, that's all you can ask for right? Great review!

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  11. I haven't read anything from this series, but you have me curious for sure. I'm glad you were satisfied with the ending. Great review!

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  12. aww I have not read this series yet! Looks good thought. Sorry that it wasn't all you expected, but I am glad it still ended good.

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