I adore this series and its characters but I didn't like that this was a novella-length novel. Personally, I would have preferred one bigger book with no cliffhanger than a full novel ending in a cliffhanger and a novella to tie things off.
I loved the glimpse we got into Gem's head in this story! She's such a fun character in all the other books, so it was great to see her in the spotlight. I'm still holding out hope that the characters in Keystone will eventually pair off and maybe get their own stories.
Niko was always an enigma. It was nice to have a light shined into his past. I understand him and his mannerisms better now because of it. I still am holding a grudge for the unnecessary cliffhanger from the last novel though.
Overall, this was a short and inciteful adventure! As much as I liked it I just wanted more after waiting out the cliffhanger for a few months. I hope the next novel is a full-length adventure for the Keystone crew!
The Audio Book:
Nicole Poole did a fantastic job with this narration! Her voice was clear and crisp. The accents and female and male voices were awesome. She's become my favorite narrator in the past few years!