I have tried writing the review several different times with no spoilers. But it is proving to be difficult because it is hindering me from writing how the book truly made me feel. So, I am just going to write what I feel and let you know now, my review WILL contain spoilers for those that have not read this book.
First, I am going to start off by saying, I didn't pick my wings until book two. I fell for both Ash and Mason equally in book one, but there was something about Mason in book two that just pulled me to him more. For those who have read Ambrosia, you know things didn't work out so well for Mason getting a HEA. And even though it hurt, I sucked it up and made myself be okay with how things were turning out. This was Scar's story after all and if it was Ash that made her the happiest and who her future was with, then I wished them well.
So, I went into Euphoria knowing it would be Ash and Scar's story with a side of Mason. I held out hope Mason would get his happily ever after though, no matter who it was with. At the end, I just wanted to see everyone happy with their lives. And I would say I got all of that, just not in the way I was expecting.
But I understand it.
Real life is messy and sometime shit happens. Yes, we all want to read books to escape the realities around us but how dull would the book world be if every ending was rainbows and unicorns?? Things did not play out for any of the characters the way I imagined them to, but I am okay with that. Life rarely happens the way we hope it will but we make the best of the hand we are dealt and try to find the happiness in it.
I know people are upset with Erin for writing the story the way she did. But it was her story to tell and she let it lead her where it needed to go. We as readers become so attached to our characters that we sometimes begin to almost see them as real people. So naturally the death of someone who was such a huge part of this series is going to be traumatic. But at the end of the day, they are just fictional characters given to us by a very real person, who has feelings. So, no matter if you are happy with the outcome or not, be kind in your reviews!