For Clove, there is a mystery to solve in the past and a love to find in the future.
The Last Beginning is the follow up story to The Next Together and wraps up the duology nicely.
I have to admit that at the end of The Next Together I was a bit confused as to what had happened and why. I got that there was some kind of time travel thing, or reincarnation and I lu-u-urved Kate and Matthew’s story and the history stuff and I thought the ‘Togethers’ were being controlled by a computer somewhere along the line ... but yeah. I reached the end of the book not having a Scooby-doo WHY anything had happened.
Well, dear reader, I am delighted to report that The Last Beginning wrapped everything up very nicely and I now want to go back to The Next Together and re-read it knowing exactly why everything is happening like it is.
Seriously, if you are unsure about this book because The Next Together left you confused, then don’t worry. You’ll totally get it.
So ... the plot of the book revolves around Clove, Matt and Kate’s daughter who we met at the end of the first book. She’s now sixteen and in love with her best friend. Her adoptive parents (Matt’s brother and his wife) are research scientists working on creating time travel wormholes.
And that’s where I’m going to leave it. Seriously, the funnest thing about this book was discovering all the plot points at the same time as Clove did. And the plot is a constant car-chase of wildly thrilling escapades.
Damn. This was So. Much. Fun.
Clove is vastly less irritating than her mum and her romance with Ella was just dreamy.
While the series could probably have been expanded a bit more, the author was clever and quit while she was ahead, leaving us all wanting a bit more. Well played, love.