Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: The Final Hour

The Final Hour (The Homelanders #4) by Andrew Klavan
Publication Date: July 19,2011
Genre: YA Adventure
Pages: 345


"You're not alone. You're never alone."

Charlie West has held on to that belief, but now he's starting to wonder. He went to bed one night an ordinary high-school kid. When he woke up, he was wanted for murder and hunted by a ruthless band of terrorists. He's been on the run ever since. Now he's stuck in prison, abandoned by his allies, trying desperately to stay a step ahead of vicious prison gangs and brutal guards. And a flash of returning memory tells him another terrorist strike is coming--soon. A million people will die unless he does something. But what? He's stuck in a concrete cage with no way out and no one who can help. Charlie has never felt so alone--and yet he knows he can't give in or give up . . . not with the final hour ticking away."
I loved the rest of the series. And this wasn't a bad way to end it.
 It kind of had two paces. At first it seemed slow. Then, the ending, felt way to fast. And the action kept getting interrupted by thoughts from the main character, Charlie. He would be fighting and then start talking about morals and right and wrong. It did kind of take away from the book. Most questions, if not all, were answered. But the ending was kind of predictable.
Charlie wasn't bad. He took to much time, and pages, making decisions that should be easy to make. He talks a lot about morals, right and wrong, and freedom. And he tended to repeat things, which got annoying. At this point, he had no more development to be had. Other characters are what they were before. The character I want to talk about the most is Prince.
And, yes, there will be spoilers in the next paragraph.
  He is made out to be this evil genius. This bad guy that is next to invincible. But, when he came down to it, he wasn't. He trusted his lackeys to take care of Charlie. And he didn't even make sure he was dead. And then he died so easily. He didn't put up much of a fight. His lackeys put up a better fight. I just thought he would be tougher.
In total, the book did suck me in. It was a good ending for a series. It wasn't the best book in the series, but it was good. I wish somethings were done differently, but I liked it.

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