If I had known this book was written by the "Twilight" author, I would not have purchased (as I am a middle aged man, and not an adolescent girl, or YA boy).
The book starts off with the silly internal thoughts of a thousand(s) year-old alien, who sounds very much like the "young adult" girls/boys this was written for. The author has placed a whole universe of philosophical babbling about how the aliens feel about other worlds, likely in an effort to make the book/story believable, only to sound, well, silly.
After two or three hours, tried on a few different days, I decided to rent the movie to see if it might warrant a complete reading, and, ummm...no, it does not.
you have been warned.
not really. it's a chick book. written for teenagers. The story could have been better.
The narrator was good. She was just reading what was written. It was the story
I am a new listener to audio books and I am loving every moment of it!!
Yes, great premise.
I love how strong Melanie stayed in order to protect her family and friends.
Performance, she really made the book a "page turner".
It was a little hard to follow in the first chapter but caught my attention and left me wondering what happens next every time I had to quit listening. I haven't seen the movie yet but heard you understand it better if you've read the book. I like Stephanie Meyers and her writing/ story telling style.
Twilight series but just in the love triangle aspect. Meyers writes an intriguing love story.
Jeb was my favorite, then of course the main characters Wanda & Melanie
I actually cried toward the end but dont want to spoil it for anyone else. If a book makes me cry it's a great book.
I guess if you love the "love you, but can't do it" melodramatic theme as in twilight series, maybe you will appreciate this story.
I really liked the initial premise of this book. I enjoyed the early chapters learning about the new society and how the "soul" struggled with the "awareness". The story was more dynamic; shifting between Melanie's dreams and Wanderer's reality. I started getting bored later. The whole trust and distrust went for too long. The plots became so predictable. If it wasn't for the faster tone at the last 10% i would give it only 2 starship.
How did I end up in TX?
Yes, the concept was interesting. The main character would appeal best to my daughter. The story was clean but a little to teenage angst for most adult males.
Overall the story kept my interest and I wanted to find out what would happen next. I liked the idea and the development of the characters. There were aspects that were a little hard to believe which took away from the affect.
Yes, in fact I have listened to it many times. I like the story it is not your usual Sci-Fi story.
How it was so unlike any other sci-fi book I have read.
I cried a few times.
Its a great book with an awesome plot....but its not on my top 5 list of audio books Ive read in the last year
The ending was okay, no real surprises, very predictable honestly
Kate was awesome, her task was difficult considering she had to handle Two different characters in one body, you could tell when she spoke as a soul and when she spoke as a human, she didn't skip a beat.... that was key!! Great Job Kate!
No real reactions to this book... it was a romantic novel wrapped in SCI FI...packaging was nice but I didnt go crazy about the actual burger....Like I said before your nerdy GF would love this, I enjoyed it to some degree but half way through I kinda had an idea of how things would end. Suspense factor wasnt there for me, characters were totally predicatable
I have no Biff against the Twillight Craze or even the writer but there was too much effort to create some kind of Love triangle just like the Twilight series....it was way too obvious and maybe even unnecessary. I noticed a particular relationship between a set of brothers in this novel was outlandish and totally unbelievable
All in all good read but Im going to lay off this Author, Romance really isnt my thing....I thought she would try something different with this but Nah....it came down to another Mush fest! The ladies would love this though!
This is one of those stories you are sad you listened to the first time because it is so good you wish you could hear it for the first time again.
Look upward and see the wonders I've seen
Yes, I would. I read the Twilight series and they were good, but a meant for a younger audience. I will admit that I expected a lot less than what this book delivered. I thoroughly enjoyed the story.
I liked the characters. They were very complex in many ways.
I cannot say I'm a fan of her reading. I find her a little bland and monotone.
The last part of the book was incredibly moving.