I was really looking forward to the conclusion of this series, but I ended up being pretty disappointing. There was a lot of ground that needed to be covered in this book, and I feel like everything was hurried along at a break-neck pace.
What should have been Snow's exciting, climatic showdown with the Vampire Queen instead felt jumbled and messy. She was awkward and unsure of herself, which I found ridiculous since she knew she was the Seal. She knew she was more powerful than the Queen. She just spent the previous 11 books becoming more comfortable with her abilities, yet when it mattered, she nearly fell apart. But then, in a rush....BOOM! Vampire Queen is gone, Dorian's back and healed, and you're not really sure what just happened.
Dorian and Snow's part of the story seemed a whirlwind too. First he's thought to be dead...then he's back ,yet severely injured (we never find out where he disappeared to or why)...then he's healed...then he and Snow are living together...then there's the surprise at the end with the black stone...it all happenes so incredibly fast. The whole gang is happily reunited at the end, with cheesy hugs and kisses all around. Even Ariel is there! How did she get there? Well, we'll have to read 'Cindy Witch' to find out, even though it's technically part of Snow's story and should have been included here. Personally, I think I'll pass on that.
Overall, if you've read the previous 11 books, then of course you're going to read this last one...and you should. It ties everything together. While I didn't hate it, I just felt like the author got tired of writing this series and was anxious to move on to another story, so she hurriedly whipped this one out, wrapped everything up in a neat little bow, and said 'DONE!'. It's a shame that such an exciting and original little series ended in such a jumbled flurry of activity that left me feeling unsatisfied and slightly confused.