This is the final instalment in a fantasy trilogy by one of my favourite authors. It tied up all the loose ends nicely and I was impressed by the complexity of Moriarty's world building and the ideas she expressed in this trilogy. In A Tangle of Gold there was less entwining of science and magic, but history played a much bigger role. I was a little disappointed with this book when comparing it to the earlier two, as I found certain aspects predictable (e.g. the "twist" regarding Madeleine) or unbelievable (e.g. Ko's actions and speech at the end). But I would recommend it anyway, and I still finished reading with that dual satisfaction and sadness that there was no more.
This is a book with a disabled protagonist whose story is not about disability, but about love, loss, friendship and forgiveness. However, her disability (blindness) is also impossible to ignore as it affects everything from running on the school track team to how she knows a friend has texted. This balance gives Lindstrom room to raise social issues (such as racial discrimination, or disability in sport) without coming across as a PSA. I loved the realism and emotion in this book and the strength of the character voice. Highly recommended.
It was easy to know I'd enjoy this because I find the blog amusing. Much of the book content comes directly from there, with only a few new pieces. A quick, fun read. Brosh takes the everyday and makes it entertaining by wearing her quirks with pride. This is nothing a school or uni would study on literary merit, but great for something light and relatable.