I have very mixed feelings
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I much very enjoyed the second half where the teenage drama started to fade into the background in favor of the struggle between Lucifer and his daughter. I really do like the dark supernatural aspects sprinkled though out the story. The more morally grey friend group who've done their fair share of and continue to do some fairly morally dubious things is very interesting and they have their own backstories and struggles and cultures instead of just being the main character's props.
Kasdeya 's romance with Gabriel feels very rushed but it does make sense that they'd click since their both want the same thing and their romance fits perfectly into the stories arch . a lot of authors don't weave romance into the stories main conflict and themes but that's not the case here its very interwoven therefore i think it works.
the best bad of this story may not have any redeeming qualities but both of them work and give us some of the best oh no moments in the whole series. their threatning, terrible and will do whatever it takes to achieve their goals and our main character does have to struggle aginst them.
Kesdeya as a protagonist really didn't start to shine until the last half. She felt pretty generic thought out most of the story. In fact she kinda doesn't make sense with the big reveal. She wasn't the worst YA protagonist but there's nothing that really stands out about her.
Also some of the character relationships felt a little rushed at times.
And there were times when character information felt info dumped onto my head.
But overall even with the misses this book has a lot of hits and when it went for spooky, atmospere, and horrifying scenes, implications it was at its best but maybe work on showing more character behavior or figure out how to hint without akward anaysis bits by other characters.