I started the book a little unsure. I didn't like the main character at first- or rather her role as an alien taking over a human, but I think this is intended. She becomes very likable.
I became very engrossed in the story. There are interesting moral dilemmas that come up and it's not always clear who the "bad guys" are. I'm longing for a 2nd book!
Can't stop listening
The whole story
Kate reading brings the characters to life
Don't pass this up, a great story that will keep you up to the end.
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If this book had been cut by about two-thirds I still wouldn't have loved it, but at least it would have been a little more interesting. The majority of the story just dragged, and while the last bit had some action, the whole thing was plagued by the saccharine (and often silly) over-drama that is teen romance. Also, this may have been exacerbated by the fact that I was listening to an audiobook, but the main character (and the other souls) came off as really robotic and therefore hard to sympathize with. They felt more like AIs than aliens. The best I can say is that I liked it more than Twilight.
The movie is out right now and I read reviews that said the book was far better, so I grabbed the title for myself. The book is excruciatingly slow and dragged out.
I gave the story 3 stars because the book has potential. I did manage to finish the book and thought the concept was intriguing but I believe that a better narrator could have made this a fun and exciting story by bringing some personality to the characters.
This story has so many messages in it that I just don't feel a movie could convey them all.To be fair, I have not seen the movie yet, but we all know the feeling that half the book gets left off the screen unless we are watching Lord of the Rings.
This is a story of character, tolerance, forgiveness, redemption, and paradigm shifts. Not a great deal of action, just some. (not as the movie trailers would suggest, unless they rewrote the book)
Overall, a really good listen. the narrator did a remarkable job. The author went for a serious plot with a lot of great ideas and concepts. Very entertaining. Worth a credit? Yes.
If u liked twillight u will like this one! took some time to get into the book, i had to force myself to keep listening, but half an hour into the book it really starts! and its very well written and i couldnt put it down after i got over the heavy start!
Left me wanting more.
Interesting thought, kind of a weird question thinking about real aliens taking over the world.. Too sci-fi of thought for me.
Being very detailed. Very interesting the interaction between Melanie and Wanda. I laughed out loud when Melanie hit Jared.
Nothing, she did an excellent job.
The first two parts of this book creep along at a rather unexciting mundane pace. Then in the 3rd part it actually gets interesting. I probably wouldn't recommend it as it's a chore to get through the first 2/3
I read all of the twilight books
A better story line
Star force series by BV Larson
The story was not convincing for me
Either a better story or a better narrator. I'm not sure which. Is the writing really as bad as I'm hearing or is it bad narration? The story telling is horrific. I'd forgotten how much I dislike female writers. There's just so much needless detraction from the story (what ever that might be) and I'm only an hour and a half into the audio and there's no indication that it's going to get any better. The writer isn't an author yet. It's painfully obvious that they rely too heavily on their thesaurus. The dialog is amateurishly cobbled together and every sentence paints the image of someone struggling to write a book, instead of someone telling a story.
Nope. Never heard of this writer before. I was dared by my daughter (the bookworm) to make it past chapter 7 as nobody in her book club had been able to. I can hear why; the writing is absolute crap. I can't imagine reading this. I think it would make my eyes bleed. WooHoo! I'm up to chapter 6. I don't care about any of the characters so far. I do hate the heroin though (can't remember her name. I care that much about her). Too much useless back story has been heaped upon me about her that I'm not ready to hear and don't give a damn about, and the story isn't moving forward. This writer reminds me of George Martin. 50,000 words to say what would be better said in 100. The upside is they only used 2 uninteresting characters to do it, whereas Martin would have used 30.
Jeremy Irons, Jim Dale, Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman, or Harlan Ellison.
All of it. The premiss supports a potentially great story, but this writer is NOT a story teller.
I can't believe I paid for this.