This picks up right up from "Betrayed", I was happy to learn that Zoe is starting to believe how powerful her powers are.
Edwina Wren is a terrible narrator, she cannot pronounce some common words, and she gives Shaunee a character from Connecticut a Southern accent, which makes absolutely no sense and is very distracting.
i read these as a young teen and now am rereading and finishing the serise for some childhood closure. What i have realized is that as cool and creative as the stories are, they are written in a very judgemental and harsh mind set. Zoe (the main character) is constantly judging and classifying even her own friends and hurting herself by looking at the world through sterotypes and needing to put everyone in one. There is a lot of slut shaming which i hate along with other things that wont help young girls feel better about themselves.
Hope the books get better in this regard.
I love this series. I absolutely hate the performance. There is something really annoying about the person reading this book. Mostly, I think it's the fact that you can hear her swallowing her own spit or water or whatever it is.
I would rate this an 8 out of 1-10 10 being my favorite
The plot ideas were great, this series has so many well thought out details that make this a unique story
she brings it all! Edwina is my favorite narrator, she just has a higher quality acting performance than anyone else I have heard. When she reads parts for various characters you can tell who she is reading even without being told. She knows how to express Zoey's personality and soul off the pages and into your speakers or earphones. I was very closely connected to the story and even felt like I was right next to Zoey watching her life all because of the unique and powerfully eloquent and graceful gifts Edwina brings out. I hope to find other books I read narrated by her!
It made me laugh, cry, gush with neediness at the things I have in common with the characters and for the time I listened to this book I actually felt like I was given a gift to feel like I was healthy and able to be active like these characters, I am a 31 yr old who is very ill and this book made me forget all of that and feel more like I was ready to go cart wheel and play int he sun like I wish I could!
Maybe if I were bored I'd listen to it as I was falling asleep. But I don't think I'll feel the need to listen again.
Most: the changing relationship with Zoey and Aphrodite. Least: the whole story line between Zoey and her perv teacher. It icks me out.
Obviously NOT American. She was always pronouncing things totally wrong -- the way she would of she were talking in her own Australian accent. Like saying shed-yoo-ul instead of sked-ule.
No more Edwina after this one -- yay! :)