Rating: 5 Stars out of 5
Chase Payne is the strongest psychic that the Community has ever known, so strong that he has never really left the Farm, the very place he was bred. But now that the Farm also houses Elijah, Chase has to find a way out before the Comm figures out the brilliant idea of using Elijah against him. Can Chase make it out of the Farm with Elijah and even more importantly, can he return once more to end it for once and for all?
This book more than made up for the crappiness that was Oversight. I had pretty low expectations considering how much I didn’t like Oversight but God, I had no idea what I was in for when I started reading this one.
This one is amazing and it makes for an amazing ending to a series that has for the most lived up to the potential that the first book teased about. If I have to compare the books in the series, I would have to say that Sightlines was the best because this book held my interest from beginning to end and at no point while reading this book did I want a break from reading this book while there were always places in the previous two books that had me losing interest. So, I guess Sightlines is pretty much a case of saving the best for the last. It truly is a very fulfilling read and I loved it so much.
One of the best thing about Sightlines is that we get to see a couple that already has history together so the romance element of this story didn’t need to be engaged in a constant war with the action in the book which was pretty much the case in the previous two books were developing the romance put a damper on the action and vice versa. This was the one book in which the action and romance were pretty much married to each other, so it was a constant dose of excitement instead of in starts and stops. We see Chase and Elijah trying to figure out their relationship while simultaneously working out the details to bring down the Community.
I guess the absolute best thing about this book would have to be Chase. I have no idea why I loved Chase so much because if you were only hearing his words you would think he was good for nothing but instead, Chase is the kind of guy who is all bluster on the outside and gooey in the middle and I don’t know how but he makes it work. Like I was reading all of his dialogues and somehow I was just able to see beyond and really see Chase. It was mind-blowing. Chase is an amazing character and moreover, he was an amazing narrator like I don’t know how but being in Chase’s head made the entire story purposeful.
The plot of this book is really intense and it just doesn’t let up which is probably the reason I couldn’t put this book down. In a weird way, I have been waiting to see how the Community goes down and I was scared it would be anticlimactic like an eventuality instead of a hard-won battle but seeing the way the plot plays out I would have to say that not only was it a hard fought battle but seeing the Community change actually gave me satisfaction, like that, was how invested I had become in this series that seeing things work out right gave me a feeling of happiness and hope.
Also, remember how the previous books built up Chase’s ability but never really delivered on it. Well, all I have left to say is that when you finish reading this book you will never doubt Chase’s ability again.
All in all, an amazing end to an amazing series.
Cover Art by Kanaxa. I really liked the covers for this series, they all look really cool.
ebook, 257 pages
Published October 9th 2017 by Riptide Publishing
SeriesThe Community #3