I loved the ending, and the way it managed to tie everything off, especially the last line between Burns and Wanda, "It's a strange world, isn't it?" "The strangest." that is repeated from earlier in the book, I'm not sure where. I can't say I liked the new body the Jared, Melanie and Jamie chose for Wanda, but I liked that Ian didn't care. I also really liked the last chapter, before those blank pages. It's a technique that works well for Stephenie Meyer (see New Moon
, end of Chapter 3) and also for evoking emotion in the reader. I cried after those last few words, before realizing that it wasn't over yet. In a way, I believe I was almost disappointed. It seemed like it had lost the sincerity and tension that separated it from Twilight
in a way and made it something of its own.
roseaurora wrote: I was looking forward to Wanda dying and a epilogue of Mel being with Jared but remembering Wanda, like a part of her was still alive. Seemed to be the natural end of the story to me. But, it seems SM can't write a tragedy or a story without a perfect ending for all her characters. Wanda did not want to be a parasite any longer and yet there she is, back in a human body and okay with it... seemed off to me... Despite that, I actually did enjoy it, a lot! I was just taken aback a bit by the ending and I think the story lost a lot of depth with the ending as it is.
I agree... I can't exactly say I'm happy with everything about the end, but it was a good way to tie off the book and all of its complexity.