Pros: great series conclusion, fast paced
Cons: one scene felt superfluous
Bea is dying and Snow has a plan to keep her around longer. When her spell goes wrong she unwittingly releases something that takes control of her and others, Prince Jakob being a strange exception. So she takes the boy when she leaves Lorindar's Palace and heads for home.
Making a beloved protagonist into the antagonist made this concluding volume of the Princess Series a heart wrenching one. By the end of the book 'Snow' has done so many horrible things it's hard to imagine a good ending. But Hines delivers one that fits the subject matter and neatly wraps up the series.
The pacing is fast - it's a quick, exciting read. The protagonists' trip to see the fairies seems superfluous, but it's tied into the overarching plot well, making it a minor complaint.
If you haven't read this series, what are you waiting for?