The last book in the Lilith's Brood trilogy was not as exciting as I'd hoped. The first two books were very gripping, and I could not put them down. This one, however, was so much the same as the previous book in the series that I was almost bored. It was like I'd seen it all before, so it didn't have the intensity or novelty to keep me interested. Butler is a fantastic writer, and her prose is a joy, but without a compelling story, pretty writing just isn't enough. What I wanted was something new instead of the same world she'd been writing about for the past two books. If she'd finished the series with a book on the humans' colony on Mars instead of yet another book about the alien colonies on Earth, I would have been far more interested. Again, this wasn't a bad book; it was just redundant.