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In this hilarious, action-packed conclusion to The Ever-Expanding Universe trilogy, teen mom Elvie Nara is on a quest across the universe to save her daughter (and maybe stop an alien race war in the process).
After dealing with killer whales, evil scientists, the return of her long-lost mother and, certainly not least of all, the challenges of breastfeeding, Elvie Nara has just about had it. And then the Jin'Kai (along with the aforementioned estranged mom) kidnap her baby.
And before she knows it, another Jin'Kai attack puts her on the run again, but not before discovering that Olivia was implanted with a genetic tracking device. So along with Cole, Ducky, and her dad, Elvie goes back out into space to follow the signal. There she finds evil Dr. Marsden up to some evil tricks and realizes that Mars may hold the secret to defeating her enemies once and for all. So, off to Mars she goes. Because alien race war aside, Elvie really wants to be back with her daughter. For a kid she wasn’t even sure she wanted, Olivia has come to mean the world to Elvie—and she’ll search the universe to be with her again.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
It seems that none of the books in this series ever really blew my mind but I will say that this one was a worthy conclusion to the series.
I felt a little sad after finishing the book because it was kind of like saying goodbye to that nice co-worker who you were never really close to but thought were cool. I didn’t love the series as a while, but I did grow fond of it and the characters and loved seeing them grow.
I have to admit thought, even with the growth Elvie underwent, it just became clear to me in this instalment that while she is smart, she is also kind of an asshole at times. She is judgemental and if you aren’t up to her standards, she will constantly put you down. Kind of like she did with Cole.
She did break up with him though (early on in this book so no spoilers) so I will give her credit for that but at the same time, I just wish she appreciated him more instead of always talking about how dumb he was (even if she said it in a ‘cute’ way).
I continue to not buy into Ducky and Marnie’s romance so that was a problem (DUCKY IS UNDERAGE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD) but the plot was still a lot of fun and I enjoyed the fast paced nature of these books in general.
The world that the author has created is so fun to read about and this series in general is so much like comfort food. It’s problematic but at the same time, it’s fun and I did enjoy reading the series.
I’d definitely recommend this series to anyone who loves fun fluffy stuff and doesn’t mind putting up with a few grievances for some fluff. After all, not all fluff is perfect.
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