This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I am such a fan of Jay Crownover’s Welcome to the Point series and I am so glad that she came back to this world!
I liked Orley and Solo’s romance. It is quite obvious from the first time these two meet that they had chemistry! I love the slow build-up of this romance even though this book is quite short.
Another thing that I like about Downfall is the side characters! Since I’ve read the Welcome to the Point series and the spin-off The Breaking Point, some of the characters are very familiar to me and I love reading about them. And I’m not even mentioning the main characters in the Welcome to the Point series because they have cameos here as well.
What I liked about the cameos is that they aren’t mentioned by name. This is pretty ingenious because if I didn’t know who these characters were, I would WANT to know more about them and read all the books in the Welcome to the Point and The Breaking Point series.
I’m not a fan of kids in romance books (I have my reasons) but I liked Noble so much. Obviously, she is the main reason why her mother, Orley is in the mess she is now, and I was quite surprised that the conflict was centered around Noble.
What I didn’t really like about Downfall is that the villain and his defeat wasn’t as dramatic as I hoped it would be. At least, not as dramatic as all the other books in this world. I felt that he was defeated pretty quickly, and it left me wanting more.
Overall, I recommend reading the other series that I mentioned here: Welcome to the Point and The Breaking Point before reading Downfall because I think it would make reading this book even more enjoyable.
While this book can still be read as a standalone, I feel like you shouldn’t go into this book without knowing all the other players.
Do you like reading series spin-offs?
What is your favorite spin-off?