Wrap-Up Series: Black Blade
Warning: This post contains spoilers.
The Black Blades trilogy had everything I love – a strong and sassy female protagonist, a forbidden romance, and an interesting urban fantasy setting. The plot was meticulously plotted from the first novel to the third. Each novel is driven by characterization with plenty of time spent developing relationships between characters. And yet, I didn’t love this series.
All of the elements for a great series are present, but it is missing passion. I never really felt the passion between Lila and Devon, either as friends or as a couple. I never felt the urgency when the families were fighting. Half of the Sinclair family dies in the last book, and I marked it as a plot point. I didn’t FEEL any of those deaths. I didn’t FEEL for the main characters in any passionate way. And it truly was disappointing.
The series is an entertaining read. However, I would say it will also be a forgettable read, one I may not remember reading several years down the road. If you haven’t read it yet, I would say skip it. Read Estep’s Mythos Academy instead.
Check out my individual reviews for each book: