Author: Melissa Haag
Series: Judgement of the Six, Book 6
Release Date: November 4, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
My sisters hate their gifts, but they don’t know how lucky they are. They have a home and family. I have nothing. But, I am Courage, and I know my purpose. I exist for one reason only: to complete the Judgement.
Olivia is blind, yet sees. And what she sees, she keeps to herself. Her father conspires for control while Olivia does her own plotting with forces that only she understands. Now, time is running out, and choices that will impact the world must be made.
Okay, so obviously I enjoyed this entire series. (If you haven’t already done so, please read my reviews of the five previously released books in this series.) Melissa Haag delivered a thrilling conclusion to this six part story. (Sur)real is action packed from beginning to end. She changed up her usual format, amping up anticipation by writing from different points of view and alternating those points of view…often. Although primarily told from Olivia’s perspective, reading again from the perspectives of her sister Judgments, as well as some completely new viewpoints, connected me that much more to all of these complex characters.
Olivia’s actions were not predictable to me. Her gift of “sight” and what she was able to see was a foreign concept to me so I had to rely on the writer to really guide me through Olivia’s thought process. Although she is a fellow Judgment, Olivia is unknown to her ‘sisters’ and frankly…everyone, well, apart from The Lady. Olivia’s existence is by far the saddest and loneliest of all the Judgments! Truly heartbreaking, considering none of her ‘sisters’ have known a joyful, carefree life.
I am a sucker for those happy endings, and I won’t deny, this long awaited conclusion didn’t disappoint…however, not everything played out as intended. Changes are inevitable and unpredictable, ominous. “You finish this life as best you can, try to prepare those you love, and wait for the next Judgement. Every end is a new beginning.” -The Taupe Lady-