I am a big Harry Potter, Hunger games, maze runner, divergent, and similar books fan. This one was recommended by my daughter. I loved it. I was hooked from the start and can't wait to read the next! I was devastated that the book ended... LOL! A MUST HAVE for sure.
This book was probably the best book I've ever heard! It was so detailed to the point where I could practically see what was taking place! I wold definitely recommend this book to people who take interest in science fiction and romance! I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series!
It's been a long time since I read (heard) such a beautiful story that was recently written. They're few and far between. This story was overflowing with poetic descriptions, subtle symbolism, and underlying context that was revealed so carefully and sweetly. The story wasn't laid out, step by step, like most newer books. Instead it unraveled, with discoveries and revelations along the way. It was almost a poem itself, and was far beyond what I expected. Looking forward to the second of the series!!
The basic idea behind the story is interesting, however I found this book SO SLOW. The whole book could have been condensed into 1/2 or 1/3 of what it was to get to some action or intrigue .
I also have a hard time caring about either love interest, and as for the main love interest I'm at a loss as to why the protagonist cares about him. In this book the characters are flat and one dimensional.
It's not horrible, just average and not your typical dystopian novel with a faster paced plot.
My biggest issue with this book was the music playing in strange places. Out of nowhere there was music that didn't seem to really fit. It would start in the middle of a chapter and finish right before the end. And it was very inconsistent. It might have only been in a handful of chapters. Very odd and distracting.
The good news is that this could easily be turned into a movie. The bad news is that it could be easily done because it moves slowly and not much happens in this book. There was no real conflict, climax or crucial decision. I had to double check to make sure it wasn't just a part 1 of the download. It really feels like the author took a story and broke it into 3 sections. However, I like the story so far and I'm curious enough to read the next book, but I have my fingers crossed for more excitement.
I really liked the story, I only rated it a four because I felt it was a little slow at some points. However, it did pick up toward the end and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.