3.5 stars for most of the book, 2.5 for the rest. I started reading this and couldn't remember why I was so apathetic about the preceding books. I got about halfway through and I remembered. Kelley as a heroine in parts of the book is just so whiny and, to me, unlikable. However, she and the story get better towards the end, but I felt there were a couple of holes here and there.