1986: Rebecca Essig leaves a slumber party early but comes home to a massacre—committed by her own parents. Only one of her siblings has survived. But as the tragic event unfolds, she begins to realize that other than a small army of six-year-olds, she is among very few survivors of a nationwide slaughter.
The Reaping has begun.
Present day: Pregnant and on the run with a small band of compatriots, Delilah Marlow is determined to bring her baby into the world safely and secretly. But she isn't used to sitting back while others suffer, and she's desperate to reunite Zyanya, the cheetah shifter, with her brother and children. To find a way for Lenore the siren to see her husband. To find Rommily's missing Oracle sisters. To unify this adopted family of fellow cryptids she came to love and rely on in captivity.
But Delilah is about to discover that her role in the human versus cryptid war is destined to be much larger—and more dangerous—than she ever could have imagined.
Yeah, I really enjoyed reading this book! It gives us answers to questions about what the Reaping was, and those babies that didn't go home and how the two were connected. We also got the story of Rebecca, who was one of only 6 survivors of the reaping. And I loved how her story connected with Delilah, because it answered so, so, so many questions!
This is the book where things come all together. Mysteries are solved, and with Rebecca's story, we also got to see how the world got to be the way it was, from the Reaping to the aftermath with the cryptids and all. Everything came together so well!
Oh, that ending! It was so fantastic, and it hurt! There was a really big cost, and I have in my head a partial comparison, but that would be really spoiler. But sufficit to say that not everybody makes it out, that there is a high price to be paid!
I do still have questions, like what was the purpose of the children, why were they left there, what species of fae where they? I would have loved to have more detail about the prologue of Spectacle, and why we got that specific one instead of something else. I wish we also could see more of the world after the end, how much it changed, because that epilogue didn't give many details!
This book was so fantastic, and I absolutely loved it!
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Menagerie #3
Read: June 22nd, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a End of Series 2018 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Expected Publication: October 30th 2018