Published by HarperTeen on July 22nd 2014
Genres: Young Adult, SciFi
In the conclusion to the trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a roaring—and addictive—gothic world,” Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus...all before it’s too late.
With supernatural forces, epic romance, and a mysterious Egyptian city, Eleanor and her team are set for an adventure they will never forget.
It has been a tumultuous time for Eleanor Fitt since life as she knew it in Philadelphia came abruptly to an end. Although the Spirit-Hunters Joseph, Jie, and Daniel have helped her survive, Eleanor has lost just about everything.
And now, Jie is missing taken by the evil necromancer Marcus. Eleanor is determined not only to get her back but to finally end this nightmare. To do so, she must navigate the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt amid the rising Dead, her unresolved feelings for Daniel, and her volatile relationships with Joseph and Oliver, her demon. And it won't be easy. Because Allison, her friend from Philadelphia, has tagged along, becoming strangely entangled in Eleanor's mission.
It will take all of Eleanor's powers of black magic, and all of Daniel's and Joseph's trust, to succeed. But there will be a price.
Did this book killed me? YES. Okay, not literally, but it broke my heart so badly that I thought I would die BOOHOO. Yeah, I’m a drama queen heheheh. ANYWAY, to be honest, I started off this whole series doubting it. I mean, I didn’t really like any stories that happened before the 20th century so obviously I was thinking twice about reading this series. BUT THEN it was by Susan Dennard and there were zombies and people dying, and I knew I had to read it.
I never thought I would get emotionally attached to the characters, but I did. Eleanor Fitt was someone I relate to because she never did fit in with the society. She was different, and I think that’s what I absolutely love about her. This last installment in the Something Strange and Deadly series showed us a different side to her, the dark side, and I was curious as to how the whole trilogy would end.
BUT DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMN IT. DAMN IT. DAMN THE ENDING. I wanted it to be different, but it’s not and I was so damn heartbroken and even though I know it was for the best, I kept wishing there was another book to reverse that ending HAHAHA.
Frankly though, I am really in love with this series.