The story is intriguing, it takes a long time to get to the heart of the story, but it is an exciting ride. I am waiting for the sequel. If you are a fan of YA popular fiction you will enjoy this story.
Wow! This was one of the best romances I have read this year. The mystery of what was really happening to Luce and Daniel made this book so, so difficult to put down. The author's writing style and the narrator's reading of this audiobook, almost lyrical at times, kept me so engrossed. Luce, clueless at times, did make me want to shake her. But that is only because I became so invested in her story. And Daniel, hot and cold by turns, at first baffled me. But by the end of the book, I definitely understood why he behaved this way. This is a very romantic story about star crossed lovers and the battle between good and evil. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
When you finally figure Luce & Daniel's connection, it's a awesome concept, but I just didn't think the author ever filled in the rest of the story. Luce is a bit too naive, in my opinion. Disappointing overall.
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.
I couldn't stop lessening to this book. I really can't wait for the next book which I really hope is coming. This is as good as the Twilight Saga. I love the story line and the characters are well thought out and feel real. I really hope this is just the beginning.
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.
I'm a 47 year old mom of two young girls. Just recently discovered young adult fiction, as well as dystopian novels.
I was SO disappointed with this book. I rarely write reviews, and never bad ones, but I am just cringing at the lost opportunity here. thought the premise was really interesting, and the characters had such promise! They were quirky and complex -- this story should have been a home run. However, the plot just went nowhere. It was the same day and the same angst over and over again. And the heroine Luce ultimately came across as whiny and weak, when she had started off so strong. When the big climax finally did come, there were way too many missing pieces to fill in all the blanks and I, at least, was left wondering, "what was the point?" If you like quirky angel stories and can handle a little gruesome, try "Angelfall." Now that was creative with quirky, complex yet endearing characters and plenty of twists and turns.
Yes. At first, I didn't want to read or listening this book. But I got without optons, and a friend tell me that I'd like. I was not sure about it, but start reading the book. After a time, I was without time to read, but I was so interesting, that i bought the book, and start listening for the begining.... The book is wonderful.... the story is great and funny... I love it!
With Twilight series probably.. but keep in mind that they are very different storys... just similar.
Yes, and as the other book I listening, I enjoyed the listening.
No at all. There's good moments, but not so extreme.
2nd to fav so far, But I just got into audio books, so far I've listened to under 10
It was a bit slow like most reviewers stated but only in a way where the writer made the mysterious aspects of the book take too long to develop and by the time they did I already figured it out. For being 452 pages long I would've liked to see maybe more story into the characters and where they come from more on their pasts and how they got the where they are.
Edwina Wren-LOVE her. She has a great method for making the voices all sound different so when someone talks you can tell who is saying what. She has an uncanny ability to express so many emotions in the story that it feels like the story is gliding smoothly.
No offense to Justine Eyre, I've heard she has had many awards and is known for being talented in accents but I dont feel she can portray emotions well, when she read parts of this book it did not fit what was going on because she read it incorrectly. Im sure she is great with other genres just not this one. She maybe belongs more with classical books.
The only extreme reactions I had were annoyance and frustration with the narrator and with the book I had some edge of the seat moments and teary moments-love how quirky Arianne is!
This was a very good start to a series of books. It is a little slow to get going as you are introduced to all of the characters and backstory starts to fill in. I felt it was worth the listen by the end.