Saturday, March 8, 2014

Horizon by Alyson Noel Review

"Fate has bound them together—and torn them apart. Now Daire and Dace face one final fight that will seal their destiny forever.

Daire Santos is the last of the Soul Seekers, and the only thing standing between the Richters and the destruction of everyone she loves. With her grandmother gone and Cade back in Enchantment, Daire must finally step into her destiny and lead the fight against the Richters. But what if that means sacrificing the person she loves most?

Bound to the Richters by blood, Dace struggles against the darkness growing inside him that threatens to claim Daire too. Though Daire refuses to give up on him, the choice may not be hers. An epic battle is on the horizon and the end of the world looms near. With such insurmountable odds stacked against them, is their love really enough to conquer all?"

Karma is a bitch. Yeah, I just used mild profanity in my review, which is rare, but I decided that that phrase is perhaps the best thing I can use to describe what happens in the book. Of all the characters, it is perhaps Dace who suffers the most. We can argue all night on who suffered the most.

Horizon is the final book of The Soul Seekers. For me, I thought that Horizon ended on a very flourished note. It's better than whatever song the last book of The Immortals series was playing. Six books get really boring unless you are JK Rowling. Then everything is fascinating. (Hope JK Rowling writes more books!) 

For most of Horizon, Daire goes around trying to crack a hole in the Richter's armor. Obviously, she cracks it and we learned a lot about the inside relationships of the Richters. For the first time, I actually felt sad for Cade. Gabe? Screw him. Cade's and Dace's father? Screw him, too. Of all the Richters, I would say Cade changed the most. He is tied, of course, with his twin, Dace. Dace and Cade. You can't have one without the other. Or at least until Horizon's plot is done with the characters. What? Come on. Cade was expected to die from the very beginning of the series. It was expected. Or maybe the other possible way. Cade and Dace become one. But that possibility was slim to nothing.

I love the first chapter of the book. It's a great way of foreshadowing of what's to come. And my second favorite scene is the last chapter of where Daire sees the future. After that? Well, the major/final battle between the Richters and Santos was good. Although that small fight with Daire against Cade is a little bit....bittersweet.

Dace goes bad. Cade goes good. It is all very complicated, but you will see. Dace acts bad under the guise that he's protecting Daire (very sweet, but utterly stupid). Cade's no good way of saying it. Let's just say that he is trying hard to stay bad.

Overall, I think the entire book is good. The series is even better than The Immortals. Everything about this series is so pretty and beautiful. I can't wait for a series sequel (if Noel ever plans to write one). 

Also, the cover is so pretty. All that fire...

Rating: Five out of Five

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