First of all, many thanks to Stacey at PageTurners Blog for allowing me to be part of the traveling ARC tour for this book.
After reading Angelfire last year, I was kind of ho-hum about the whole angel book thing. I wasn't blown away by it and hesitated to pick up the sequel. As I read Wings of the Wicked, however, I found that I was being sucked in to the story and enjoying it a lot more. After finishing Shadows in the Silence, I'm glad I continued the series.
It's a fun read that answers questions I had previously. It ties up loose ends nicely, and even gives closure on a couple of things I hadn't realized I wanted closure on. I like the way things progressed, and I like the growth that both Ellie and Will experienced.
When the time came where things, ahem, changed in their relationship, I felt like Moulton did a brilliant job of it. There was an elegance to the scene and I felt like it was handled completely beautifully and appropriately. I wasn't put off by it at all.
There is kind of a big deus ex machina
at the end in my opinion, which did end up detracting a bit, because I couldn't quite suspend my disbelief far enough to allow it. It's one that's up to interpretation though. I've heard from a few people who agreed with me on it and a few who didn't. So it really could go either way. In any case, it's not a huge deal and didn't leave me disliking the book.
Overall, I quite enjoyed the end to this trilogy (it's my favorite of the series), and look forward to more of what Moulton puts before us. It's a 3.5 Eiffel Tower book for me.