Predictable. It was a predictable book. The character arc was especially predictable-- the conceited paranoid person learning to trust and care. I think I've heard that one before.
I used to really like the Wings of Fire series, but now....
Sutherland is making the same mistake as many authors. The books did well, so she didn't stop. And now the characters and plots are the same.
Books 1-5 were really good. 6-10 were great. But it's all gone downhill from 11 :(