the storyline was something not yet written about it was a great take on alternate reality, in a way that was understood as we have learned in history class period information and yet in the future which is not to far off.
my only issue is i had imagined the voice in my mind for the main female character to be more tough and not so broken and fairy like.
I am a library media specialist at a middle/high school. I love classics, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, YA books (especially dystopias!) and picture books.
I found this fantasy/sci-fi book to be a little confusing. I wanted to like it and the characters, and I kind of did. The premise (I won't give it away) is fascinating and so I think I will have to read the sequel.
Audio version is obviously what I have! But I would find it a hard book for most to read.
I loved the imagination the author put into the prison world.
To be honest I liked her voice the best when she wasn't performing character voices. Because she used an English accent when acting like the characters and an American accent for the narration.
The grass isn't always greener on the other side!
This is an adventure story. All of the characters are like-able in a sense. I would suggest this book to people that like the dystopian genre. But this book is like dystopian meets medieval.
The only thing this book helped with was putting me to sleep. It took a long time (more than half the book) for me to get into it. Although it's an interesting concept, the story was simply not very likeable.
After reading some excellent reviews of it, I was expecting a lot from this novel, yet it ended up being incredibly awful. Narration was bad, Ms. K. M. Guest attempted, in vain, to do a few too many accents. The characters were bland, boring, and utterly predictable. Even the plot couldn't save it, letting it spiral downward.
it was a good story but it was easy to get lost and it was pretty easy to get bored.
overall it was one of my all time favorites.