Is it as good as the first or even the second one? No. Is it pretty much more of the same, only more like crack-addled fanfiction than something the author wrote herself? Yup. Is it sloppy and sappy with an epilogue that would make J.K. Rowling cringe? You betcha. Is Nikki the lamest, most pathetic "tough girl" in the history of the written word? More than likely.Was it exactly what my poor brain needed after the sheer stupidity of the last two books I read? Oh yes. I likely won't feel that way if I reread it, but what the hey. It's nice not to read something that spends its time butchering history and/or science.P.S. I don't know why people keep saying the shower scene doesn't happen in the book, because it very clearly does. It's a safety shower in chemistry class. That's why Luis is yanking down on a chain.