eeek- I forgot to post this! I just realized it. I actually finished last Friday i think.
So all in all, I ended up loving it. Like I said before I am glad I kept pushing through my frustration with the beginning of the audiobook. The book became a completely different story once Akiva arrived.
Loved how the end jumped from the past and back into the present. I really enjoyed the whole "ball" (or whatever it was called) scenes. Loved all the scenes with Akiva and Karou/ Madrigal. Loved to hate "The White Wolf"- he was such a creeper.
The only thing is I saw the end coming. I saw her half sister (sorry can't remember her name) doing something to tell about what was going on. And whenever Akiva kept saying "remember I love you" all I could think was "bummer, he killed Brimstone didn't he?" But, even given that it was a tad predictable, it didn't take away from the enjoyment at all!!
(I will say I did not see Brimstone using said half sister to save Madrigal's soul- that scene was awesome)
So, now I am bitter that I have been sucked into ANOTHER series and can't wait to read the next one. It comes out soon right?