FINALLY! This is what I was looking for from this trilogy - heck, this is what I was looking for from the whole Mara Dyer trilogy and this one combined! ANSWERS! I repeat! We get some ANSWERS!

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin.

This book picks up right where the first one ended, and I don't want to spoil too much of that one so I'll just say that Noah meets someone who tells him he has to go to England. In typical Noah fashion, he's not one to get bossed around and does his own thing. Except, he ends up in England anyway - accompanied by his friend Goose. As the two navigate London, Noah comes to grips with his new reality and what has to happen to save those he loves.

I know that sounds super vague - and it is - but trust me, once you get going, it'll all make sense.

*TRIGGER WARNING* As with the previous book in this series, please be aware of trigger warnings for suicide and self-harm. I won't be discussing them in this review, but proceed with caution if you pick up the book.**

This story is told mostly from Noah's first-person point of view, with a couple other characters thrown in where needed. Most of the story takes place in the present, but there is a whole section from Horizons and with another character that is set in the past and this. Is. Where. We. Get. Our. Answers! I'm not saying everything 100% makes sense now because that's just not how this series generally goes but I definitely feel less like I've got no idea what is happening all of the time.

I ended up flying through this book in one sitting, Hodkin really knows how to craft an enthralling and exciting story. I'll be honest, after the pacing of Becoming, I was worried this one would be too slow. As it turns out, however, this one was perfectly paced and I'm excited about the finale.

I've noticed some people really disliking this series because of the way Hodkin is changing the characters. And I agree with that, they're definitely different from the MD trilogy - especially Noah - but I'm not so sure that's a bad thing. I think that the characters have gone through a lot and it makes sense for them to change and grow. Do I miss the overly sarcastic Noah Shaw? Of course! But he's not all gone - he's just stopped using that sarcasm as a deflective coping mechanism as much.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait for the finale!