Author: Tara Hudson
Genre: YA/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2013
Elegy made me bawl, strain to not peek at the next page, grip the edge of my seat, all of the wonderful emotions a book should evoke from you. But I want to be honest with you guys, even though I had all of these tumultuous emotions while reading, I was incessantly waiting for the book to end. Not because I wasn't enjoying the story, but because there was not much going on. All of the action and romance mainly occur in the beginning and the last sixty pages, so I was basically droning through the middle of the book.
There was some lagging, but not enough to make me lose interest. The pace was very steady and well-planned.
Relationships. The most crucial part of many YA books. Amelia and Josh's relationship felt...well... let's just say I didn't feel the emotion, the raw tenderness you're supposed to feel when witnessing a relationship. It didn't feel necessarily fake, but it also didn't feel real. I just wish Hudson had taken the time to delve a little deeper into that part instead of brushing over it.
Was this a good ending to the series?
Yes, it was a very good ending, besides the tiny flaws. I thoroughly enjoyed the roller-coaster of a journey Josh and Amelia embarked on together.
Just a warning, this book does not have a happily ever after. It's not sad and it's not happy. It's a very vague ending that's open to discussion.
Overall, I'm giving Elegy a 4.5/5 because I loved Amelia's journey as a ghost in the real world and I fell head over heels for Josh, but I wish the author had made the narration deeper and more emotional.