The Forgotten: Book IV in The Red Series
The final book in The Red Series! It certainly does not disappoint. I have been reading and reviewing every book in this series and I have to say I’m glad I stuck with it—though it wasn’t hard at all. Throughout the series we’ve been following Red through her struggles to find her family, find her identity, and find a way to stop the dystopian society of Optica from ruining more than just her life. It is a classic story of good versus evil with a psychological twist and action packed thrill.
This book is different from the rest in that we see the characters in their final form. Everyone has had three other books to mature, three other books to grow, three other books to become the people they are in this novel and it works very well. We see everything come together as puzzle pieces fit in place and plot twists take us from one point to the next.
What I liked most is that we know the cast, we know the story, we almost know what to expect but Witt manages to make the final book in this series seem as refreshing and new as the very first. It’s like she goes back to her roots, paying homage to all the action, adventure, and even a little dark drama, that first hooked us in the beginning.
The plot alone is satisfying but with all the twists, turns, ups and downs, plus greatly developed characters, you have a story that’s almost overwhelming in its good quality. There is expert-level world building, action, drama, romance—even hints of love triangles. Any fans of The Hunger Games will want to grab a copy of this right away.
The Red Series does more than go out with a bang, it comes like a tornado and leaves like a hurricane. This is a spectacular series that I will probably read again! If you love YA Fiction, dystopian societies, and good old psychological thrill then you will love this entire series. It is a turning point in YA fiction that I’m so happy I got to be part of.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*