The most fulfilling part of writing is not the end of writing, as one would think.
Of course, there’s an immeasurable amount of joy that comes with holding my completed book in hand. Knowing it was created from love; many a sleepless nights; more dialogues with my reflection than could be considered sane; and fits of laughter and tears under the dismayed stare of complete strangers; instills a sense of wonder and pride not unfamiliar to new parents.
The most fulfilling part of writing is knowing that I’ve also provoked those things — sleepless nights, bouts of insanity and emotional outbursts — in my audience. For that reason, I love reviews.
This is what Nichka Sol had to say about The Wages of Sin on Inkspand.
“I did a little happy dance when I saw I was invited to read the 3rd and final book of the series. And I’ll start by saying – if you thought the first two books were great, this one is simply epic. There is something going on all the time, the flow of the story is perfect while with the other 2 parts it could feel a bit jumping from one thing to another at times, nothing like this here!
The Wages of Sin starts off reminding us what everything is about, the death of Amy’s father. And what does it have for us? We finally get to see who killed Amy’s father and what kind of revenge she has planned, who is Sergei Alfasenko working for and is he going to be the helping hand in her findings? There’s only one way to find out because I’m not going to tell you. Of course you’ll see how she and Todd end up – I was in tears at the end of the book.
The style of the writer is so absorbing, while I was reading I could hear the voices in my head, I could feel what they do, all the pain, the love, the lack of trust, the thirst for revenge… I hated the humiliation Todd took Amy through with Erika at the holiday party, I almost cried for her. I wanted to go and rip her hair out! As usual we had that one part that had me laughing so hard I couldn’t stop for a while – reminding Todd what would happen if their baby is a girl!
One thing I noticed was the repeating of some parts of the previous book, who is who, and what they have done – it’s unneeded if you’ve read the previous books, but helpful if you haven’t. Although I feel you really must read the first 2 books to be able to immerse yourself in the story completely, and it’s all worth it. The characters are very complex and you need to know them well to get the best out of the ending.
Another thing I liked – I hate it when in books authors use foreign languages and never bother to mention what it means, bonus points to not being one of those!
In conclusion – the whole trilogy is mind-blowingly good, the characters are interesting, you’ll end up both loving them and hating them, you’ll be confused at times, you’ll wonder a lot, you’ll get to enjoy a lot of action, secrecy, love, sex, pain, laughter, these series have everything you want in them. The only real bad thing now is that I enjoyed them so much I have no idea what to do with myself! I want more!
(I’d love to read on what’s the author’s idea of how their lives continue, in my head it’s Alexei and Rose meeting at some point in the future…)”
I let Jennifer Lawrence respond for me.
Here’s your chance to join Nichka Sol among the nominees for Best Happy Dance!
I would love to know what you think, so feel free to leave a review!