I gave this series another chance, but yet again it ended abruptly, and yet again there was no explanation or resolution of the big-bad at all.
I appreciate following up with our former MC's, but just as much (if not more) time was spent focusing on Simon and Grey in this book. Not all that much happened with Cade and Rocky. When they finally fucked it was great, and their fight was good and necessary drama, but then... happily ever after. It felt very clumsy. We didn't get to know Cade or Rocky much. Rocky alludes to abuse from his previous pack but I didn't feel it. He should have opened up to Cade about a few specific events so we could feel his pain and understand him more. As it is I don't dislike him, but I don't like him either. They're both kinda... whatever. And the whole "I'm the only black guy in my pack" and "I'm the only Omega in my pack" felt really awkwardly forced and out of place.
And as cute as Riley was, they added a whole secondary plot and character that were not explained in any way, shape, or form. It's a shame.
I wanted to know what happened but I didn't want pages and pages of Simon talking about the garden, or describing a spell. I didn't want to read endlessly about what games the boys were playing. So I flew through this and skimmed a large majority. I like Cormac, but given the lack of resolution so far in the first two books, I doubt his book will have any either. I think I'm done.