Evolution-Book 3 by Teri Terry Book Review

Summary: Into the fire …

The final part of the trilogy from multi award-winning author Teri Terry.

Shay has followed Xander and joined his mysterious scientific cult at their remote Scottish compound. She’s desperately searching for Callie, who went missing before the start of the epidemic that kills 95% of cases, and leaves a tiny number of survivors with astonishing new powers.

Can Shay uncover the truth about the origins of the epidemic, find Callie and perhaps even rekindle her relationship with Kai? Or will Xander’s grand plans destroy them all for ever?

Stop Here if you have not read book 1 and 2 as spoilers are ahead

Thank you to Netgalley and Charlesbridge Teen for the advanced copy of the book in exchange for my review. I really appreciate being given the chance to read all three of these books prior to them being sent out to the world.

Thoughts and Themes: I read these books as they came out and it is the first time I’ve read a series this way. I usually wait for a series to come out before reading them so that I don’t wind up forgetting what happens in between the books. I couldn’t wait for these though so as soon as the next book was available on Netgalley I would request it and luckily I was granted permission to read it.

I really enjoy the scientific aspects of this book. The physics explained in the book are interesting but I will have to do a re read to follow more. I was following along quite well when things were revealed in the second book but as time passed between that one and the third book it was hard for me to remember what had been said.

I like how the beginning scenes that people don’t know that this man starts this epidemic. I think its interesting to read in this time as a pandemic is happening and people are beginning to wonder if this is all a conspiracy. I thought as you read this book more it was interesting to see how things play out between the people who started the epidemic and the government.

Characters: I love each and every character that are introduced throughout this series. I really enjoy the side characters that Shay and Callie come across as well as all the people that Kai and Freja meet on their journey.

I really enjoyed watching Callie develop as a character throughout the first book and into this one. She has changed a lot through the course of this series and has become a completely different person.

I also really enjoyed watching the changing relationships between the four main characters and watching as those relationships change these people. I thought it was interesting to see how things developed for them and how things drastically changed from the first book.

Writing style: I like that this book includes multiple perspectives just as the other two before it did. It gives you Shay, Lara (Callie) , Kai, and Freja’s perspectives which allows you to be in more than one place at a time. It goes back and forth in parts at the start of the book to separate Shay and Lara who are in one location from Kai and Freja who are in a separate location.

You can preorder this book at Eso Won Books or look for it at your local library coming August 11.