I liked the story, it was interesting and the plot wasn't bad. The characters could have been developed a little more as I find myself trying to remember who was who and why they were even important to the plot. I didn't feel the book got to the climax I had initially anticipated but overall it gave me enough to keep reading.
This story was typical and boring. Not since Bella has there been such a bland heroine. Like saltines without salt. Daniel starts off as an unexplainable jerk and then morphs into a love struck angel overnight. Luce's obsession with him is so stalkerish it's creepy. I don't just dislike Luce, I loathe her. Stupid girl can't live without a hot guy to like her. That's ALL she cares about. No dimension, no other attributes to make her the least bit interesting. Why would she be worthy of an angel dude loving her? She's a bland, selfish cracker of a character. Without salt or flavor. And why should she love him other than he's hot and can fly sometimes. He's a jerk. He flips her the bird, and tells her to shut up. Man-candy right there. Would they be the least bit interested in each other if they were ugly?
This book is a definite SKIP.
I found this whole series slow to develop and slightly boring.
I think I bought into the series based on the review that compared it to twilight but it does not compare.
I did end up buying book 2 and 3 in hope that I would get some answers. I really couldn't believe how slow and drawn out the whole series was - I'm guessing there will be a book 4 but I will only listen if I can't find anything else.
Because I wanted to know what exactly was going on, I kept listening but the end, the payoff, was weak. The journey was entertaining but the "discovery" of what it was all about was disappointing. Good narrator and the first three fourths of the book was interesting enough to keep me listening but I won't read or listen to the next one.
I will have to admit that I was drawn by the cover art. The story was not a let down, I felt that the narrator was good. The story line was interesting although sometimes frustrating, and not in a "love angst" way. I am looking forward to the next one, and I believe that is the sign of a good book. I would recommend this one.
I really liked this book. I couldn't stop listening to it. The only problem with this book is that it starts explaining things at the end. Then it leaves a lot to be explained. So you have to read the next one. But it was a very enjoyable book.
and then you get to the second half and you will be tempted to stop listening/reading. It has so much potential, and then it becomes a complete copycat of Twilight, but it makes less sense, is written worse, and ends by explaining almost nothing. Without giving anything away, it's hard to explain why this book is so bad, but it was one of the worst books I have read in years. Narrator is decent though, and the first half of the book is tolerable.
By plot holes I do not mean what is yet to come. I mean, why didn't she even care about her parents BEFORE she left? She poured over leaving Daniel, but parents psh, who needs 'em right? She did say she wanted to call them...but no other concern. Also, how did Todd die? He's like "wt...?" and the next thing we know is he's dead. Seems like Daniel may have had a hand in that.
Luce doesn't care WHY she's damned? That would totally be my first question! WTF did I do?! Also, I didn't know that baptism was the key to reincarnation....typically it's just the key to heaven....and if she died, with the religious connotations of the book, w/o being baptized, wouldn't mean either limbo or hell?
The reader was great though. I enjoyed listening and was kept captivated and not bored.