(The Chemical Garden, #3)
by Lauren DeStefano
Released |February 12th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
Edition |Hardcover, 371 pages|
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Time is running out for Rhine in this conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden Trilogy.
With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.
Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.
In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.
Let me start off saying that I am so sad to see this trilogy end. After reading the last page of this book, it finally hit me that there will not be another to come. Doesn't that feeling just suck?! This is a trilogy that I have loved from start to finish...*sigh* I felt that the book wrapped up pretty good, but there are somethings that I did not agree with, but cannot discuss because it would be a spoiler. But yeah, great final installment in the chemical garden trilogy! There were tons of twist and turns, developments, and final reveals to keep you turning the page.
Okay, I'll start with the characters. Rhine, I have always liked. In this installment, she is trying to find a way to her brother now that she knows he there. A lot happened during the journey to her brother. Secrets were reveal and many things happened. Linden. I can't even, like really. I can't even discuss him right now. If you've read the book you'll know why. But, seriously WHY? I understand 'the big picture' and that things had to happen for the 'final' thing to happen, but I just can't. And from the start of this series and to the end of this series I still do not like Cecily. I know a lot of people felt bad for her in this book, I did too a little bit, but the girl annoys me to much to feel sorry for her. And I also still could get over the relationship with Cecily and Linden. It makes my stomach turn sometimes. Seriously, she's a child and she acts like it. She did develop in this final book, finally, and I will give her that, but she still had those moments of inconsideration. She did what she wanted and she got her way because no one wanted to hurt her feelings cause she was pregnant. But enough about her...And I still feel as though I don't know enough about Gabriel. I wish he would have appeared more in book one and three. He's really never around much, except for book 2.
This final installment was a definite page turner. There was tons of action in this book. TONS! So many things happened and we learned so many secrets that Vaughn kept were unraveled. If you have started this series, I would definitely recommend to finish it. This has been one of my top dystopian series that I've loved :) I'm so sad to see it end. Okay, I feel like I'm about to ramble so I'll end this review here!