In the final electrifying novel in the HoN series, Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. A Dark Goddess is loose on Tulsa and the world. No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her - unless that creature has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey Redbird is heir to such power…but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help. Find out who will win and who will lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.
*Minor spoilers for the beginning to follow, although I’m pretty sure these things are made clear by the book’s title and official description*
I’ll just start by saying that I ADORE the entire Princess Diaries series. I basically spent my teenage years growing up alongside Princess Mia, she was my book BFF. When the series ended, I was heartbroken but perfectly happy with the ending of Mia’s story. I never expected more to the series because Meg Cabot acted like she wouldn’t be writing more, at least not for a very, very long time!
From the very first page of this novel I knew it was going to be unlike any I had read before. Death is often glorified in Young Adult literature, or is a subject that is avoided at all cost, but Jennifer Niven does not shy away from it. Death and suicide is an ongoing theme in this book. She treats the subject with respect and realism as it is something that she has personal experience with. This, I believe, makes the story somewhat more poignant.
‘All The Bright Places’ out did all of the expectations I previously had from just hearing what others had to say, which makes me believe nothing I say will do this book justice.