***This post does contain spoilers. If you don’t want spoilers, please do not read this review. You have been warned.
The Branch is in shambles, but Anna, Sam, Cas, and Nick can’t rest easy. Remnants of the organization lurk unseen and the flashbacks to their old lives are only getting stronger–especially Nick’s.
Following scattered memories and clues from his Branch file, Nick sets off alone in search of answers and in search of the girl who haunts his dreams. But the sleepy town where she lives in full of secrets and Nick soon learns that uncovering their shared past may have deadly consequences. [Goodreads]
Okay, so I love Nick. After we were shown his horrible and moody side, there was a part of me that knew things would turn around. And then in Erased, we saw his nicer side. We found out how the boys were connected to Anna and their relationships with one another – although in some cases they were a little vague. There was part of me that really wanted Anna and Nick to be together, however by the end of Erased, I knew that Anna and Sam were set as stone. As annoyed as I was, it was nice to read about a character who was pretty much sure of who she wanted to be with. Love triangles can be infuriating and I’m glad that Anna didn’t waste the readers time with her indecisiveness.
In Reborn, we have a dual narration from Nick and Elizabeth. Nick’s still getting haunted by this mysterious girl in his dreams and with Anna, Sam and Cas seemingly all happy with their lives now, Nick makes it his mission to uncover the story behind his past.
I had a bit of a love hate relationship with Elizabeth. She too has memories of Nick but she uses a sense of smell to recollect the memories of the past. I loved this aspect of her character. Totally relatable but it also made her really intriguing. Now onto my hate… She was a bit too easy.. Let me explain, she was a ‘typical’ girl. Her situation she was in at the end was too easy. Her memories that just happened to reappear. It felt rushed and it didn’t seem like there was a lot of thought in it, especially after the team have to think of a way to get her out.
The action in this novel felt too easy. It was very anti-climatic. And a poor end to the trilogy.
I was okay