This really pains me to write, but I was completely and utterly disappointed in this book :( I loved "Meridian," and liked "Wildcat Fireflies," so I was hoping for so much more with the third book in this series. I figured Wildcat Fireflies just suffered from 2nd-book-syndrome, so I was really excited for this book. However, I felt that this book was useless to the series for a number of reasons.
1)Juliet's POV...I understand that she's another Fenestra and therefore plays a major role, but do I want to read from her POV, no. I thought it might be interesting, but all Juliet did was whine, complain, and say how she ruined everyone's lives. She acted like a 5-year-old, not a 16-year-old! Let's just say I was extremely irritated every time I had to read a chapter with her narration.
2)This story was extremely slow. Not much actually happened until a good three-quarters of the book *SPOILER*when they finally defeated Ms. Asura *SPOILER* I thought, "Finally, this book is going to pick up!" But I was wrong. I read through the rest of the book desperately wanting something to happen, and then in the the final stages of the book, everything happened at once. And then, just like that it was all over.
3)The plot of Ms. Asura just didn't really need to be brought into the story. I think it was tired and kind of boring.
4)The ending...the ending comprised of short chapters (about 3 pages each), and alternated between Juliet and Meridan. It ended up being a little confusing because there was so much happening and it was going back and forth between the characters.
My other complaint was that there was a title for Juliet's name when it was her POV, but none for Meridian. Granted, you can figure it out pretty quickly that the chapter is from Meridian's POV, but still. If you can put Juliet's name at the beginning of the chapter, you can put Meridian's name too. Additionally, there were many errors (punctuation, spelling, and grammar) that I found as I was reading. I hate when this happens because I find myself editing the book as I'm reading, and I end up paying attention to every little mistake. This ties in with errors, but I found a lot of incomplete or random sentences that made no sense in the story.
Overall, this book was a major letdown for me, and I'm extremely sad to say that. I LOVED "Meridian," but it seems like as this series continues, the magic is just disappearing more and more. I don't even know if I'm going to read the fourth book. I guess I'll wait and see what it is about though.
Read Meridian because it is a great book, but you could probably stop after that :(