Reviewed by Melanie on June 9, 2017
I had to wait a couple of weeks for Ruins to be available for download, and during this time I spent a lot of time speculating on how the series could end, and what would seem like a great ending for a series that I’ve really enjoyed. Ruins did not disappoint.
Knowing that the story was coming to a close, the important part to me was that no matter what happened, the ending felt like an actual ending, and the loose ends were tied up. Again, I don’t want to spoil anything for those looking to make a decision to read the series, so I’ll try and keep things abstract.
Even though it seems like all the small pieces of the story could not possibly tie up into a nice package, Ruins gives us that. While it was not a very happy ending for all in the story, the alternatives being that the planet is completely destroyed due to Partials expiring, and humans slowly dying out, I feel that the series was finished nicely.
The story begins shortly after Fragments ended. Samm stayed at the Preserved, and Kira is back with Dr. Morgan, being experimented on, this time by choice. As the answer to both races survival becomes more apparent, Samm begins the journey back to Long Island through Colorado. In Long Island, a new threat has come, and it is predicting a winter like never before. Humans and Partials must finally learn to work together to save each other.
As a stand alone, other than missing the other elements of the story, I think I would have been disappointed, but after two other books, I was glad that I finished it, and even happier that it had the ending that it deserved.