Format: E-Galley, 352 pages
Release Date: February 7th 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Jonah is the Vampire who saved Lailah from the appetites of an even darker evil: the Vampire Purebloods.But to save Jonah, Lailah had to strike a deal with the universe―her existence for his. Now lost to the third dimension, Jonah must find her, before it’s too late. Back on Earth, forces from all the worlds prepare for the last battle…
Where Heaven meets Hell, Lailah must make a final stand, and an impossible choice―Gabriel, or Jonah?
An emotional roller coaster full of twists and turns, once again readers should expect the unexpected with the stunning conclusion to the Styclar Saga.
Jonah is the third and final installment in author Nikki Kelly's The Styclar Saga. Readers will find themselves right back to where Gabriel left off. Lailah made a deal with the universe to reverse time in exchange for saving Jonah's life. Now, it is time to find a way to destroy the third dimension and Styclar Pena. The Third Dimension is where Purebloods come from, better known in this world as Fallen Angels. It is a world that exists in a state of cold, dark matter where scavengers collect dark energy released in death by humans with dark souls.
But, nothing is as easy as one thinks. Not when Jonah isn't ready to allow Lailah to sacrifice herself for him. Not when Lailah and Jonah return to Earth to discover that (3) years have passed, and the world is facing the its end thanks in part to her own actions. Lailah has accepted both parts of her lineage, vampire & angel, which gives her a perfect balance of light and dark. It also makes her supremely powerful enough to defeat any challengers she faces. Now, Lailah must become someone she never wanted to be, the world's Savior.
She must work with the Sealgaire, including Phelan who is now their leader. Phelan and Lailah's relationship has never been what one would call cordial. He doesn't believe that vampires could be anything but evil. He doesn't believe that vampires were once human either. Lailah also rekindles her relationship, of a sort, with Darwin who is a theoretical scientist looking into dark matter. While there, Lailah has a vision of the future and the end. Let's leave that there because it definitely has substance to what happens at the end of this story.
One of the final worlds that we are offered, is that of Styclar Pena. It is a world where one might call it heaven if one were inclined. Readers were given a view of this place in the opening chapter. From the Garden of Eden, to the creation of the separate dimensions, how Zherneboh came to be, and how truly awful Orifiel really is. This is a world that Orifiel rules over. It is also the world that must be brought down by Lailah in order to bring about the desire outcome.
As I said in my previous review of Gabriel, the hints were already there about what choice Lailah would make and why. I was okay with her choice and not because of any hatred of Gabriel. I liked Gabriel well enough, except where he had issues with Lailah's dark side. I found myself re-reading the final chapter several times in order to decipher what the hell just happened, and why. After I calmed myself down a bit, I have to say that Kelly makes a heart breaking, but right choice in how she wraps up this series. I do believe that to do it any way else, would have taken away from the choices that were made over the course of this series.