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.
I love teen dystopian fiction and supernatural books! THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS IS MY LIFE!
It's a great book! I love the angel part of this the whole series is just very nail-biting and I could never stop reading!!!! LOVE THIS BOOK!
I loved the whole book but the moment when Luce saw Daniel and thought that he was interesting and never have up on him was very nice! The whole thing was amazing!
The whole thing was amazing! One of my favourite parts is when Luce finds out that he's an angel and they went swimming at the lake. It's just an overall great book!
Absolutely! It was AMAZING I literally wanted to listen to the whole series all at once!
A whole other type of story! I felt totally fooled by getting this book
No, because thankfully there are many much better books of the genre and I know it
clear, soft, nagging
Huge disappointment! the plot was so intriguing, a mix between twilight and vampire diaries, only with angels. The writer didn't at all play the story well, it had such big potential... and it's not about teen romance, forget about it, I would have never found this appealing, not even when I was 15.
The biggest achievement was that I was able to listen to the whole story, always hoping that it would get more interesting... nope, not the case!
This is a trilogy? Nope, I've had enough with the first book. No more.
I haven't read the book I have only listened to it.
Fantasy and romance.
Yes when Luc was rescued from the fire.
I followed through with the entire series, because the idea was interesting to me. The writing, however, is pretty shallow, and Justine Eyre is made for a someone else's listening pleasure, not mine.
It's loosely parallel to the Twighlight books.
Yes, both rather slow.
No. I had figured out the plot far ahead of the story line.
Rapture is also read by Justine Eyre bringing continuity to the series
Yes, Rapture. She does a beautiful job
I enjoyed reading and listening
I'm a DJ who travels a lot and listen to books while I drive 4 hours in each direction weekly. I've been an avid reader since the age of 5!
That the story would grab you earlier
Yes.. I'm reading the second in the series
The end where it all came together and also fell apart.
Yes, after the story got going...