I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wish Bound by J. C. Nelson
Series: Grimm Agency #3
Published by ACE CHARTER on August 25th 2015
Number of Pages: 304
Genres: Adventure, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban
Purchase: At Amazon
As a partner at Grimm’s magical Agency, Marissa Locks is used to working odd jobs. But when an evil queen reappears in Kingdom, life becomes too strange to handle…
Even when she’s not starting it, trouble follows Marissa everywhere. First there was the incident with the homicidal Fairy Godmother. Then there was the time she accidentally started Armageddon. But the problems that always seem to arise on Marissa’s birthday take the cake.
This year, her annual bad-luck presents include an army of invading goblins, the resurrection of two vengeful enemies from hell, and the return of the Black Queen, the evil sorceress whose reign of terror still haunts Kingdom and who happens to have claimed Marissa as her servant.
As Marissa’s friends try to save her from the Black Queen’s clutches, Marissa fights to end a bitter war that started before her birth. But her quest for peace is about to bring up some inconvenient truths about her own past—ones that might cost her the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of…
I loved how a lot of the things you wondered about through the other books in the series finally was explained in this one. Like the evil cheese in the Agency’s fridge. Why Rosa hates Marissa. Why magic goes so horribly, weirdly wrong around Marissa. (And I totally didn’t see the answer to that coming!)
I really liked Mikey, his character really grew in this book. Grimm is still my favorite, as he has been in all the books. But I also loved reading about the Adversary (the devil), and we get to meet god as well (though I’ve already forgotten her title… The Arbitrator maybe? Something that started with A..)
Death has a lot of book time in this one, and I liked learning more about Ari. Still don’t much like Wyatt though. The major down bits for me was that there was a lot of slow spots in the middle of the book for me. Extra details and events that I’m not sure if they actually mattered or not. The beginning and the end of the book were good, I loved the ending especially! But there was some slogging to get there. Book 2 was by far my favorite in this series.
By the time Marissa was ready to deal with the Black Queen, I’d already lost interest. Mostly in the Black Queen. I wanted to know how she would finally die or be defeated, but I didn’t really care about her anymore as a character. I liked how Marissa handled it, but it was more of a feeling of “oh goody, that’s done with” than happiness that she’d finally done what she had been needing to do for the whole book.
If you’ve read book 2, you need to read this one if for no other reason than to see the big reveal near the end.