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Series: The Chemical Garden #3
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on February 12th, 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Love & Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Source: publisher unsolicited
Time is running out for Rhine in this conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden Trilogy.
With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.
Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.
In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.
Finally a look into the outside world as Rhine sees it. She is constantly at battle with herself and the struggles and heartache she goes through just made me feel like I was in her head. You can see how much she has changed from Fever and to finally have an ending for this trilogy.. All I can say is I was pestered with all the FEELS! As for all the other characters, I felt each character come to terms with who they are and how they have developed from the first novel. I LOVE CHARACTER GROWTH!
Explanations of the world building are finally answered and it may not be the answer I was looking for, it did at least answer some of my questions. I felt the ending was rushed and the information was dumped in the end, but at least there were some answers.
Lauren has a way of writing that makes you stay in the character’s life and not think about anything or anyone else. She has this keen ability to write about the human mind and all its wonders. Her writing is on point and this one was a little longer than the others but it was still a fabulous read.
Looking forward to what else Lauren has in store for us!
So much character growth in this one!
Pacing is just right. Length was a little long, but I didn’t seem to mind in the end.
Gorgeous! This one isn’t Photoshopped as much since it looks like an actual cover model. Oh and I love the emerald green on this one.
Good enough to keep me wondering and the length is just right.
Overall, a satisfying conclusion to the Chemical Gardens Trilogy.