I was originally going to give this 4.5 stars because I did struggle a little at the beginning. I found it a little hard to get into The Free Bastards because there wasn't a lot of reminder about what happened in the previous books. I was a little lost with things. I really could have benefited from a “the story so far” recap.
But the second half of the book made up for that and more. That's when it really took off in an intense, emotional, heart-wrenching way. God I love this series. I was just about sobbing at the end with so many feelings. Really sad it's all over now!