Even when she's not starting it, trouble follows Marissa everywhere. First there was the incident with the homicidal Fairy Godmother. Then there was the time she accidentally started Armageddon. But the problems that always seem to arise on Marissa's birthday take the cake.
This year, her annual bad-luck presents include an army of invading goblins, the resurrection of two vengeful enemies from hell, and the return of the Black Queen, the evil sorceress whose reign of terror still haunts Kingdom and who happens to have claimed Marissa as her servant.
As Marissa's friends try to save her from the Black Queen's clutches, Marissa fights to end a bitter war that started before her birth. But her quest for peace is about to bring up some inconvenient truths about her own past—ones that might cost her the happily ever after she's always dreamed of . . .
Once again I am getting back into a series I enjoy and I went in hoping it would be as good as the others and I have to say I enjoyed it. We get back into this one by seeing it is time for Marissa’s birthday and she is waiting for the other shoe to drop as her birthdays never turn out well. I have to say I found myself throughout this book saying poor Marissa as she had a rough time in this one. She got so many things thrown at her and she had some major revelations that come about too. I loved this one as it answered tons of questions that I have always wondered about and then things started to make more sense to me. We see this one with the awful Black Queen back in the picture and Marissa being forced to become her Hand Maiden.
As the story continues we get to meet a host of really fun characters and I enjoyed them. I mean who didn’t like the fun that was the Four Horsemen. I loved how different their characters were and what all they were tasked with doing. There were a few moments that I laughed throughout their appearances and they brought something unique to the table. Marissa has to wade through a whole lot this time around if she expects to come out on top and I have to say there were a few times I wasn’t sure how she would pull it all off.
Overall I really enjoyed this one and it was a great wrap up to this series for me. I enjoyed the fact that the author pretty much wrapped it all up and answered all of my questions. I have to say the one major thing that Marissa finds out about herself shocked me and was not what I expected at all. I was a little shocked by it but otherwise I loved the way most things played out. As I have said previously this narrator makes this series work for me and I think she did a terrific job with it as a whole and I loved listening to it all.