Bombs have rocked Sage Hannigan’s world.
All manner of preternaturals have exposed themselves to the human population and taken over, causing innumerable deaths and mass destruction worldwide. Now Sage is furious. She’s angry that lives were lost, that the Time Warper she was trying to save died, that people all over the world are going hungry, and most of all, she is enraged that the lives of everyone she loves are in danger because of her.
When her eyes are finally opened to the truth of who is behind all the chaos, she finds herself in a race against time to stop her most powerful adversary yet… before it’s too late.
Too late for her, her friends, and too late for the world
The long awaited third installment of the Time Warper series is finally here! Eventuality picks up two weeks after the events of Relativity. Sage has ventured out on her own in order to keep the ones she loves safe. With the world swept into total chaos, the supernaturals of the world are running wild and the worst has yet to come. Even as a Time Warper, Sage must fight the clock to keep those most precious to her out of harm's way. But will her sacrifice be enough?
Let me start by saying that I adore this series. The plot took a different direction than I anticipated. This book leaned more toward a heavier fantasy element than its predecessors. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. The books have always been paranormal in nature but new creepy elements/creatures were introduced here. If you're into this series for more of the romance aspect, this development might be too much for your sensibilities. If you don't mind adding some new nasties to the paranormal repertoire then you're going to love it. Personally, I can't wait to see where it will take us in book four.
Sage has become a strong heroine over the course of the past three novels. She's growing into her powers and as readers we get to experience her journey. In Contingency, she was a little bit helpless. In Relativity, she began to shoulder her responsibilities. In Eventuality, she takes control. She really kicks some butt in this installment and her personal story arc is fantastic.
I had once mentioned that I'm not a fan of the love triangle. These novels have always been an exception. The author has a great knack for making the reader root for both men. It's hard to want to see either of them get hurt since they are equally wonderful characters. Having said all that, I found Sage's indecision a little wearing this time around. She came across too scattered and I found myself increasingly frustrated with her behavior. I think at this point in the series I'd like to see her make a final choice. That's not to say I want her and the man she chooses to live happily ever after. I'd simply like to see some new obstacles thrown in their way as opposed their main problem being where her heart truly lies.
Eventuality was a great read. I would have liked it to have been a little longer and a couple of the new characters to be fleshed out a bit more. I'm not giving up hope that they won't be at some point. I won't count that as a negative though. This is a time travel story, after all, and anything can happen. Over all this novel had a wonderful plot that tugged on the reader's heart strings (as this series tends to do), a good balance between the action and romance, and interesting character developments. I enjoyed it a lot and can't wait for the next Time Warper adventure!
**I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review**
Contingency (Book one):
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Relativity (Book two):
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I stepped closer to the mirror, my eyes wide as I studied my reflection. My pants were made of the softest and thinnest navy blue silk I’d ever seen. They were wide legged and hung on me perfectly, accenting my back-side, but falling loose and comfortable just in case I need to throat-kick someone. I smiled. My top was truly something to behold. Made of the same shimmery blue fabric, the corset-like top wasn’t constricting in any way. It fit me like a glove and yet I felt like I was wearing nothing at all. The straps were two inches wide and soft as velvet. Tiny clock cogs and parts were meticulously sewn into the neckline and the hem of the corset, giving it a unique look that screamed one-of-a-kind. I felt the extra fabric between my shoulder blades and gasped when I knew exactly what had been sewn there. Perfect slots for the twin blades I’d brought with me from the human realm. I hadn’t even brought them to her shop and yet the little, old faerie woman had known.
If my outfit was a marvelous invention, it had nothing on what the faeries had done with my makeup and hair. My eyes had been darkened as had been my lashes, but the real artwork began after the basics. There was such intricate drawings around my eyes in indigo blue, that at first glance and from a distance you’d think I was wearing a mask across my eyes. The pattern was tiny and mimicked my warper tattoos. Bad ass for sure. Some light dust had been swiped across my shoulders, making my newly-glowing tattoos stand out even more starkly against my skin and the deep blue of my outfit. My hair was left loose, but by miracles of miracle the curls were soft and perfect, not the frizzy mess they usually were. Somehow the faeries had managed to weave tiny clock parts into my hair, bringing my entire look together like magic. I smiled widely at my reflection and then turned to the bed and picked up my twin blades. I slid them effortlessly into my corset and turned to the remaining fae.
The State of Decay series was picked up by Permuted Press and will re-release along with two more books planned in the series. Another trilogy, an alternate history, post apocalyptic series, will also be debuting via Permuted.