Marr is great. She's a wonderful storyteller and a good author. Her characters- despite the fantasy world- are real and compelling. Neither of the male leads is my type, but even so I found myself rooting for one of them. The narrative is also quite good, and I always love a strong female lead. This one is especially good, because she explores the contradictory ideas of fate and volition and tries to reconcile them.
The best feature of this book is that it's far less predictable than you'd think. The story is good, but I found it to be slightly too teenage angsty/ fairy tale-like for an old fart like me.
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Actually, yes. The narrator is good and the weird fae words get an official [more or less] pronunciation.
I like the faery mythos and the feel of the writing makes the story seem so much more of a big deal than it really is.
Oh I have no idea. There were inflections, but there wasn't really anything different about the character voices. But if I had to chose, Donia, I guess.
I don't know if anything moved me, exactly. It's not a heartbreaking or heartwarming story like some other things I've read recently. It was just cool faery stuff.
The narrator, despite having cool faery words to say, some of the more mundane English words were said strangely. I can't remember what ones they were, but she's say them and then I'd have to think about it whatever it was she said. I don't like it when easy, normal words are said strangely.
This book series rates in my top 15.
Honestly I loved the narrator. I also liked the authors imagination and her ability to paint the images in the readers mind.
I liked the parts with the winter girl and her wolf. She is kinda dark/emo and says some funny stuff.
Yes it very much was.
The author did a great job and so did the narrator.
The reading level is Maybe: High School Senior
This book is about a cursed fairy king looking for his one true summer queen to lift the curse. By lifting the curse his summer court can than become strong and take back what winter has stolen.
The main character was born seeing fairy's and therefor she tries to dodge the summer kings every attempt.
Eventually the girl is talked into becoming the summer fairy queen for the betterment of the world.
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Not at all. I was bored with this book. It was my first audiobook experience aside from The Hunger Games, and I think this is probably a book better read instead of listened to.
I think i will end up liking it once I move on to other books in the series and reading them instead of listening to them. Sometimes I read a book, then listen to it and I enjoy it's telling much more.
mostly ya fiction... mostly...
good story; this one was an interesting take on fairies; the narrator's voice for the heroine sort of annoyed me to begin with, and it changes as the book goes on. The narrator cannot pronounce words like "labret;" you would think that someone would really look up words he/she never heard before up before reading them aloud for an audiobook.
While I did enjoy listening to the book, I feel that there were so many details that weren't developed or explained as well as they should have been. The storyline was great and the characters all were interesting. But I felt that they weren't developed as fully as they could have been and should have been. I finished listening to the book but it's not one of those that I feel compelled to listen to again nor have the desire to pick up its sequels. It's sad really. I had hoped for more potential.
I guess i don't know enough about fairies to understand this book. I do think that a reader that has the understanding of a fairy, will enjoy this book though.
Explained things durring the story. Example: Some girl says " Hay are you going to the party" ...... What party? this is the first i have heard of any party and now its a main event?
Too confused to have one. I think you have to understand fairies a bit to enjoy this book.
I guess i don't know enough about fairies to understand this book. No suspense build up. One min a fairy can not touch iron; the next paragraph, there is one strong enough to touch iron. I guess it is a big deal, but it didnt seem like it with no build up. A few things like this struck me.
well hearing it made me understand more about it then when i read in print.
i cannot compair another because this is my favorite bk series.
nope nope but this one is very good. actually one of the first audios ive listened to (kinda new too it)
the rules. they are very intimidating .
If you're thirteen and Twilight is your favorite series EVAR, then this is probably the book for you. I picked this up hoping for an intriguing tale of faerie folk akin to others I have read but many parts of this book are unbearably juvenile. The lead character is reminiscent of Bella Swan, although not quite to that extreme. Still, she's introverted and moody and although she deflects everyone's attentions, she stubbornly remains the subject of everyone's fantasies and desires. Seth's character is completely unrealistic and plays into the 'what teenage girls dream boys were like' category. Also, all the emphasis on !Zomg!punkfashion! and piercings was a little ridic, not to mention nearly useless to the story itself. Sometimes the story read more like sex-ed (minus the sex, all the advice).
The story is somewhat hallow. I'm trying to keep in mind that this is a YA read, but even comparing to other YA's, it was disappointing. It's an urban fantasy, which I find much more difficult to pull off. I thought the way the author was trying to portray it was actually a good, believable start, but the plot was weak and full of circumstantial or predictable acts. I never really felt like anything went particularly wrong for the characters you wanted to support, or that they had to work particularly hard to achieve their goals.