If you haven't read the book don't read this review. All I'm going to say before I go into detail is that it was extremely convoluted at times and that the characters end up going off of the deep end and completely changing and that the ending is a sad cry for help from an author confused by her own storyline.
Let's start off with the good stuff: One of the interesting parts of the series is the subplots involving the soul's and their past lives. That being said it was nice to see Julian's backstory explained. However weird, it was still nice. Second, after all this time we get to see Aden's dad and go more into his backstory involving his parents, which was also cool, but also a letdown really because you don't get indepth at all, and end up with more questions. Thus we move on to the bad stuff because that is about all that was good in this book aside from silly jokes here and there.
The Bad: All of the characters end up doing a complete 180 that are, well, out of character. I mean Riley turning into a pansy ass druggie? No. Freaking. Way. We've established in the past 2 books that he defines the very term "Badass". Yes, he lost his wolf side, but the Riley we all know and love, wouldn't just take it. He'd get back up and keep fighting the good fight. On to Mary Ann. The girl was making some serious progress in Unraveled. She was learning to defend herself, being more courageous,and we got to see her grow in some really cool ways. But by the time we get into this plot she's weak, she's whiny, and ultimately more useless than she originally was. What's up with that?! Characters aren't supposed to DEvolve. Similarly, Victoria just gives up and decides to be useless when she starts to become human. Albeit she does come through as the strong character we know a couple of times, but still. Aden is really the only one who does okay, and as usual reigns everyone together when nothing makes sense. Plot wise, the book just dragged and dragged and dragged. I was under the impression that this was the final book, so I was expecting at the very least the level of kickass the last two books had. Instead the characters spend half the time moping, whining, and worrying about relationships, instead of focusing on the big picture and taking care of business. Several things are not explained at all, which begs the question "Why were they put in in the first place?" Like the bits with Victoria's mom randomly appearing. And then the ending. Dear god the ending. She kills off practically everyone for no good reason,basically destroys the personalities of all our main characters, and then when all is lost at the end, decides to hit the reset button so she can undo all of her wacked out storyline choices. The title of the book should be "Matted" because by the end everything is so convoluted and nonsensical that the author herself has to cut the big mat that is this plot out of the series altogether. Good riddance. I sincerely hope that book 4 makes up for the waste of paper and time that this books was. So mad. And so disappointed.