Curse this world for what it does to the mothers, for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure.
I jumped onto the Ember train a bit late in the game – I just read An Ember in the Ashes back in early April. Because of that, I didn’t have to wait for the third book, A Reaper at the Gates, for very long. I applaud the people who had to wait for their patience because just the couple of weeks I had to wait were torturous.
Reaper starts right where Torch left off, and it doesn’t hold back. At the end of every chapter, I had to keep going. Reaper just keeps going and going with the action, and you just can’t stop reading. If Sabaa Tahir is good at one thing, that thing is writing. Her descriptions are so vivid, they make you feel like you’re right there in the midst of it all.
I don’t want to give anything away because it’s so much better to go into this one without spoilers, but just prepare yourself. The characters we all know and love face tribulations and more heartache, and I should’ve felt more prepared. The wait for the next one will be a brutal one, but in the meantime, I’ll just think of the few happy times that Elias had and smile.
Do you plan on reading Reaper? Let me know in the comments below! No spoilers, please!