I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad). The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.
20/9 - I got overly involved in playing The Sims 3 for about a week there, so this took me about three days longer than necessary to read and I didn't get around to writing any updates or notes so this review is just what's coming to mind as I write it.
I was surprised by how little Jill was featured in this book. The whole point of Sydney being there is to keep Jill safe from assassins, yet Jill (and Eddie and Angeline) were only in a few brief scenes. The possibility of assassins seemed to have been almost forgotten and Sydney's attention was pretty much completely focused on Adrian, the truth of the Alchemists, and magic. I'm finally starting to like Adrian and enjoy his interactions with Sydney's, in fact I was surprisingly moved by their reunition scene at the end.
I wasn't surprised when Sydney decided not to go with Marcus (not just because that was obviously not the direction the story was going in), I don't think it would've been a logical part of her character to run off to Mexico or to irrevocably leave the Alchemists (and therefore Jill, Eddie, and Adrian). She may no longer trust or follow the Alchemists, but she's not going to abandon her responsibilities to the others, it's not their fault the Alchemists have turned out to be liars and hypocrites, and they still need her (not that it was obvious during this book).