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The Ripple Effect (Rhiannon's Law, #3) - J.A. Saare Rhiannon saves the day, and the world, in the last book. Only to be betrayed by the very person that she laid down her life for. In all honestly things were not off to a good start for me and I have very mixed feelings about this book.

The first half just dragged on for me. Saare does a good job showing how much Disco regrets his actions, but I feel like Rhiannon would have taken books to get over it. The fact that she loves Disco enough to forget her own comfort is great progress, but I didn't feel it. Sorry, it hasn't been that long that they've been in a relationship and I don't think the books have conveyed enough emotions.

No one mentioned to Rhiannon when she had to choose a vampire group to become a member—servant—that demons ruled the houses. Scary demons. Kitty-eating-human-feasting-hell-spawn-of-the-lowest-depths-of-hell demons. This book is dark, creepy dark. Rhiannon gets shoved down the road of serious fear, pain, and loss. From the title it was clear the "ripple effect" from fate being altered would be happening, it was also clear who would have to die in Disco's place. Maybe there should have been some breather time, space to adjust and let characters grow. This book just kept shoveling the tragedy out. The problem was the books are so fast paced that only the first book has true character growth.

What I really dislike is when some kind of supernatural force alters the characters personality, and I can't tell. They're acting just as stubborn and stupid as I thought they would normally. Yeah, never a good thing. Rhiannon grows in this book? Yes. She realizes that life is too short without love. However, she doesn't learn to be smart. But I also stand by her decisions to not give up all her weapons to a demon.

In the end despite Saare's mad skills I feel like this series is tittering on the edge of a cliff. It's either going to fall off it's game or find a decent pace. Which might be hard because all hell is going to be after Rhiannon, there's going to be an uprising in the supernatural world of vampires, and Rhiannon needs to free an angel from hell to get it's protection or loose her life to it. Smack down to the ruling houses of demons is coming, and boy am I eager to see it!

Sexual Content: Very dark and scary things . . . nothing is explicit, but it’s dark.


3/5- Adored it, just a few minor details held it back.

Originally reviewed on Book Whispers.