Book Review: A Cold Legacy
veronica |Face palm. Really? Ugh, I knew this was where Megan Shepherd was going to take A Cold Legacy at the end of Her Dark Curiosity. I just can’t help but cringe. I am a fan of monsters, monster stories and retelling of beloved tales but this? No.
As much as I didn’t want to read this third installment, I was compelled to just to finish off the trilogy. I am slightly OCD when it comes to finishing what I start.
Juliet and friends are now on the run from London, all the way to the moors of Scottish Highlands and Elizabeth Von Stein’s estate. And who is Von Stein? Why, she’s the last of the Frankenstein line, of course.
I felt this last novel was a stretch from the original idea, while it still stuck to the monster theme, it was so far off the island that I could no longer care about Juliet or Montgomery or the forced love triangle. Honestly, I was so glad when I read that last page that I shut my device and went immediately to sleep.
I can understand Juliet’s struggle because she never really knew her parents or who she was, but rather than embracing what she had in front of her, she keep going to her past and wanting to be like her father. It might have made for an interesting character development had Juliet not flip flopped so many times through the trilogy.
January 27, 2015