Series: Providence Trilogy 3
Debut: April 3, 2012
She had seen the unspeakable.
She had learned the unknowable.
Now, she would fight the invincible.
In the third and final installment of the Providence series, Nina Grey will marry the wrong man, carry the child that was never supposed to be born, and fight a war she can’t win.
Faced with the impossible task of protecting his new wife and unborn child against the throes of Hell, Jared Ryel is allowed no mistakes. Pressured to return the Naissance de Demoniac to Jerusalem, he revisits St. Ann’s to learn the answers were in front of him all along.
Together, they must survive long enough to let their child save them—and the world.
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 20
I liked the start of this one. The marriage was a real dream, with Eli and Gabe, heck even the angels coming down for a pissing contest afterward. Jared and Nina had their moment, and it was as perfect as they'd ever get it. But, of course, it all had to go straight to hell. I'm kinda meaning this literally. I had great sympathy for Kim, with all that responsibility, yet not soo much power, and then... It's a shame, really. I wish if there had to be somebody, it shouldn't have been her. Talk about unfair drama. -.-
Nina really topped it this time, I mean it. Hell, I can see she was practically climbing the walls there, and with her hormones going crazy and all that, but come on! They all were totally stressed, and she just had to blow it, didn't she? There is perfectly no excuse for her behavior, which makes her the same as Bella from Twilight. Any of you who didn't like her as a book character, think twice about starting this read because it ain't any better.
However, I have to say that Jared was no better. He was still that same stereotypical guy from the first two installments, and what started out as kinda awesome and I see it was necessary for the plot and all, but there seriously has to be a limit to it. Totally no development on that front either, except that maybe that stick up his backside got a little thicker and longer. Geez! I have to say, Claire and Ryan would've made a better lead pairing, at least character wise. Or Bex. I love that boy! Why didn't he get more time/plot/significance -- anything?!
Okay, I guess I made my point about the characters, so let's move on to the plot. That wasn't quite the catastrophe. It developed on nicely from the first to the last, always the right next twist and turn and complication, but I also have to say I'm happy all the drama ended after this third book. I mean, the concept was good, it was, but the realization wasn't quite it, after all. Although that's mostly the characters, again. *le sigh* Sorry.
Area Scan: Style: 3/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Characters: 2/5 -- Romance: 2.5/5 -- Drama: 4/5 -- Humor: 3.5/5 -- Fantasy: 4/5