Sever by Lauren DeStefano
(The Chemical Garden #3)
It all ends here. Rhine is set on finding her brother, Vaughn pops up everywhere, and Linden and Cecily are along for rhe ride. I’m not a huge fan of this series, but I wanted to know how it finished everything up. And the answer is.. kind of vaguely. We find out what the Chemical Garden is – do we? Do we really? – why Rhine is special – again, do we really? – and everything wraps itself up in a nice blah end that was way too easy.
Not much happened in the first half of the book, and then the second half was retracing locations they’d been to before. The world felt very small because they kept going back to these same places, and all the characters knew/were related to each other.
Rhine was pretty boring, and I wished she’d lighten up a bit. I wish all the characters would. It felt very much a literary book where all the characters did and said the right things at the right time. I did like that Vaughn was shown in a new light though, not just the plain evil villain. As for Gabriel, he was in it for all of two seconds.
However, even with these flaws and the fact I didn’t care about the story or the characters, it never dragged and I did enjoy reading. I’m glad the series is over though.