Rating: 1 Star
For the love of all that is Holy . . . AUTHORS, PLEASE. JUST. STOP.
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Since the night of her seventeenth birthday, Skye has been torn between two opposites: Light and Dark, the Order and the Rebellion, Devin and Asher.
But her decision shocked both sides—because she chose neither.
With the help of her friends, Skye forges her own path, setting out to gather an uprising of Rogues. The treacherous and elusive half-angels may be the key to maintaining the balance of fate and free will. But completing the mission her parents left unfinished is more difficult—and dangerous—than she could have imagined. And doing so comes at a cost: Her greatest love may now be a lethal enemy. Because it’s not just the Order that sees her as a threat who must be eliminated. The Rebellion does, too.
And both sides will do whatever it takes to win.
Dark days lie ahead, and if Skye is to survive, she’ll need to rely on her extraordinary powers and the strength of her will. Because she has a future—and a love—that’s worth fighting for.
The sweeping, darkly romantic story that began with A Beautiful Dark and gathered intensity in A Fractured Light comes to a thrilling conclusion in A Radiant Sky.
First of all: the love interests.
Asher: of the dark, A-typical bad boy, moody, sassy, mysterious, egotistical, and, well . . . annoying.
Devin: of the light, brooding, A-typical good guy, quiet, and . . . and . . . I literally can’t think of any more adjectives to describe him because HE HAS NO CHARACTER.
So . . . your typical love triangle, ladies and gentlemen!
Based off what I just told you, who do you think Skye chooses? Anyone . . . anyone?
Once again, the answer is:
Oh! Oh! And lets add in fallen angels, best friend who is not unattractive who is very much interested in the female protagonist in a romantic type of way (but who we all know doesn’t stand a chance), and other best friends that are there for said female protagonist and risking their lives for her and telling her that, “We’re your best friends, of course we’re willing to die for you, silly!”
. . .
Because, Lord forbid that the female protagonist in a love triangle, fallen angel YA TRILOGY actually does something out of character and ends up with the human best friend or the good guy. Just . . . YOU SILLY GOOSE, WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU THINK SOMETHING LIKE THAT???!!
Now, I like love triangle, fallen angel books. In fact, you might say I love them. I mean, one of my favorite series of all time is The Violet Eden Chapters by Jessica Shirvington, so yeah, of course I like them.
But REALLY, YA authors . . . can we mix it up a bit?
This is the last installment of the series, and I am seriously wondering about my compulsive disorder where it feels like once I start a series, I must finish it. No matter what.
I need to get therapy for this.
But what reeaaallllyyy got me in this installment, and what made me just so annoyed with this book, was the writing and how Skye thinks and the dialogue in general. I am so sick of this I’M JUST A LITTLE TEENAGE GIRL AND THIS IS SO MUCH WORK AND I’M NOT GOING TO WIN AND EVERYONE’S GOING TO DIE THAT I LOVE WAHHHHHHHH!!!!
For the love of all that is Holy, can we just stop this horrible teenage girl stereotype in YA books? I swear, if I had a nickel for every YA book I’ve ever read that had whinny, scared female protagonists, I would be living on a deserted island with my own personal library.
I mean, yes, I get that Skye IS a teenage girl who has been thrown into this magical world of angels, but she doesn’t have to buy into this stereotype of being, well, ANNOYING. There’s just not a better way to describe her, sorry.
This whole series was, to me, one big stereotype. Skye, the love interests, the ending . . . all of it was exactly what I expected the minute I started the series. There were no surprises.