"I was disappointed. There were way too many unanswered questions for this to be the conclusion of a trilogy, and too much was left unfinished. I understand more books will be written, but packaging these as a trilogy seems like pure set up. If I read a trilogy, I want an ending, or at least enough of one to feel like I finished a complete story. The Reckoning ended and all I could think of was how nothing was really explained yet and no one was really out of the woods. But apparently we know enough to move on to someone completely new.
The way the Darkest Powers trilogy ties into the Women of the Otherword is extremely distant, and while you are given tantalizing peeks, the "good guys" from the other series never make an apperance. The four main characters are still left without mentors, Chloe's necklace is not explained, and the last few paragraphs made me almost want to barf - excuse me, but on the run, hunted by all sorts of different groups, and the author leaves you with a romance novel ending? Someone has been reading too much Twilight. Don't get me wrong - I loved Twilight, but for other reasons. I have always really liked Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld because, while they all (well, most) have romance, the endings are more than just the main character swooning. Armstrong certainly did make a stronger, more interesting character than, say, Bella or a romance novel heroine, but to end the way the Trilogy did seemed like a cop out, and not even good set up for the next series.
Give me magic, give me plots, and give me some teenage romance. But make the plots and betrayals and the magic be more important.
Anyway. I will keep reading whatever she writes about the Otherworld. I love her writing, I love her magic, and I love her characters. I just hope the future "trilogies" actually wrap up stories more than this one did."