Movies are never as good as the books right? Well not this time. The movie was way better. I feel like after spending 17 hours waiting for this book to get as good as it could have been all I did was listen to someone say over and over again "My birthday is coming I'm turning evil". That theme was what this whole book rode on. I got so tired of hearing it. So I thought well too bad, not my style ,life goes on, I'll get over it. But then in the last thirty minutes of the book out of nowhere there are new narrators. So I figured something must have happened that caused them to need a new narrator. I can't imagine they would do it on purpose. You listen to 16 hours of one guy with one style, you've got the feel of his narrating and then wham a whole new person. So all I can say is that I would not recommend this book and if you do listen, be prepared for new narrators to finish the book. I gave the performance 3 stars because Kevin, the narrator for 16 hours, really does a great job. I had to mark it down for the switch at the end, which ruined the whole performance. As much as this next sentence makes me cringe to say, my suggestion is, just watch the movie and find a different book to read. Good luck and happy listening.
If I did, it would be to Teens or Young Adults.
No, probably not, but only because I really jumped into a genre that I used to enjoy, but I must have crossed a line somewhere in the recent past because I found myself overly-critical of what should just be an indulgent-juicy-read.
No, this was my first listen.
It's not a bad book, but it is a type of storytelling that isn't necessarily "For Me" any more. It's got a lot of teenaged angst, confusion, drama, and the story is interesting enough to get through the book, but it was a little tiring by the end. So sayeth the 42 year old reader.
Within a few chapters, I was drawn into the story. The music is a breath of fresh air, and it adds to the storyline. It allows the listener to connect more. The Southern accents were just right. Most are over-the-top and annoying, but Kevin was just right. I appreciate that. Though the movie supposedly sucked and didn't particularly go by the book, I will continue to listen to the series. I recommend this book!
Addicted to Audible.
It was ok.
The most interesting aspect of the story was the concepts about the witches.
As a guy I like how this love story was from a guys point of view. The descriptions leave more for the mind to make up which is fine by me. I finished divergent before this and from my pt of view there was too much description of just how hand went together. I can relate to this story more.
This book was a wage of my credit and time. Flat characters and 17 hours to deliver a simple and predictable story. This book may have been interesting when I was 14. But not now. it is way more YA than advertised.