I honestly got so absorbed in this book that it only took two sittings to complete, and I read the vast majority of it in that final sitting, because it was just so darn good. There was so much tension, so much antsyness, I had to finish it, because I wanted to know what was going to happen next, and poor Violet doesn’t half go through the ringer in this one. But I like that Violet is strong and doesn’t let any kinds of incidents get her down, or stop her from using her ability for the best reasons.
And Jay! I love Jay. I know Derting’s trying to make some kind of triangle between Violet, Jay and Rafe, but to me there’s no triangle. It’s always been Jay and Violet, and to shoe-horn Rafe in makes me sad. BOYS AND GIRLS CAN BE FRIENDS WITHOUT ROMANTIC FEELINGS. Especially when the girl has a very loving, supportive, amazing boyfriend like Jay. Seriously, it’s not like Jay is a jerk and Rafe’s a hero. Jay is amazing, awesome, sooooooo sweet. Honestly there’s no contest. I mean Rafe’s not a bad guy, he’s lovely, but Jay wins this one for me.
I’m stoked to read Dead Silence, and mildly terrified, because I have no idea what’s going to happen, but I’m mostly stoked. The Last Echo was a terrific read, so absorbing and I was racing through the pages to get finished because I could barely put it down. Derting is such a good writer. So good, and this has been one of my favourite Young Adult series that I’ve ever read, and it says it all that it’s been about three years since I read Desires of the Dead and I remembered most of it really, really well, and very easily got into The Last Echo.