Series: The Arrangement #15
Published by H.M. Ward Press on 2014-06-16
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
It's hard to trust anyone anymore. Everyone is suspect. And I have no reprieve, no rest. I can't sleep after all I've been through.
Sean is slipping away, receding back into the monster he was. Alone, I'm being smothered by death's cold shroud. Too many people have died -- this ends tonight. If it kills me, so be it.
This review may contain spoilers for previous installments.
After the ending of The Arrangement 14, I was really excited to keep reading and find out more about the mystery shooter from the previous installments. However, with these last two installments, I was left slightly disappointed.
When Avery, Sean, and Gabe leave Avery’s dorm room after finding Amber and Naked Guy dead, Sean is pretty desperate for answers, so he leaves Trystan to watch over Avery. While I’ve always enjoyed reading Avery and Trystan’s interactions, it was really jarring and a little bit awkward to see them spend so much time together.
My biggest complaint is that from the end of 15 through the end of 16, everything just seemed a little too far-fetched, not only for the real world, but even for this created world. I just have hard time believing that things could pan out this way.
We get some of the answers we’ve been waiting for, and I can’t say that I’m happy with them. We are also left with a few new questions.
This is minor, but there is some overlap with the events in The Proposition 5 in The Arrangement 16, and I’m having a hard time making sense of the timeline. It’s just confusing to me.
Overall, I still really enjoyed the 15th and 16th installments of The Arrangement and am anxiously awaiting the 17th, but they just didn’t live up to the standards that I’ve come to expect from H.M. Ward and this serial.