i obviously didn't mind the book since i read the whole trilogy. however, i felt the pacing wasn't right. i felt the action didn't deliver enough punch, it could have been more exciting. some of the narrative, as well as gwyenth's thoughts, was redundant. the heroine didn't grow enough excepting that she has accepted her destiny.
gwyenth and gideon's deep love for each other seemed to suddenly happen without the usual lead-up and then surging realization of heat/passion felt for each other that i have come to expect (and enjoy) in ya novels with romance. after all, there's nothing like the portrayal of an intense romance that portrays the truth of how young adults feel when involved in a romance during this age.
overall, an ok 'interim' read (while i was waiting for another book to come to me from the library).