The concept of the book is unique and what drove me to select it. However, I found the main character to be overly dramatic to the point of detraction of the story line. A younger audience may appreciate it more.
I enjoyed this book. It's kind of like Divergent except instead of being different everyone strives to be the same. Love isn't something anyone wants and it's actually against the law. You have to have an operation to get rid of the "disease" tone cured of feelings really. When people decide to fall in love or go against getting the procedure they're locked away or even worse killed. The ending made me sad but you kind of saw it coming. I'm hoping book 2 gives me more insight. This was a good read though!
The voices Sarah Drew used for Alex was distracting. I wasn't a fan of any of her voices for any of the characters. They didn't fit and seemed forced. I liked the story and want to know what happens.
There are so many dystopian series out there it seems but this one really shines. I would put it up there with The Hunger Games and the Divergent series. In some respects way better than the divergent series because the third book in that series was greatly disappointing to me. The final installment in this series was as good and solid as the other two books.
On another note, Sarah Drew was a FANTASTIC narrator and really made the story come alive.
this book was recommended by a friend. I told her it was not a very good book. she said keep listening. I found it hard to get into. even thru the end. It was ok. not great. I have read better.
Yes... Not surprisingly, I found the story engrossing; But if there is one thing I have to say about the experience is that listening to the fantastic Narration by Sarah Drew has truly made this a listen I would (have already) recommend(ed) to others.
As far as the story is concerned; I love the way the author ended it. [SPOILERish] I'm not necessarily a fan of cliffhangers; but I understand the hooks use, and in the case of this story, I like how the protagonist is at a loss yet left with that glimmering bit of hope that in sacrifice, there may yet be opportunity.
Ms. Drew has made this book for me. Her character profiles and vocal assessment is so befitting the characters, that I feel almost as if she and the author spent hours going through background notes and read-throughs before a single word was put to sound. It's been a great experience and one I look forward to throughout this series.
The illusion of love... both a chemical response to our preternatural drive to advance the species & yet inexplicably linked to every death and atrocity committed by our species since the dawn of man; until now.
Lauren Oliver & Sarah Drew have made a potent mix in this paring of author and narrator. I truly look forward to continuing on with this series.
If you like dystopian stories this would be a good book for you.
At first her voice bugged me a little bit. After hearing the story for a few minutes her voice matched the age of the person she was portraying. The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life.
Yes. I was hooked!
I wanted this book to be for adults rather than Young adults. It lacked a certain level of maturity. Throughout the book I had to remind myself that this was from the view point of a 17/18 yr old girl.
I liked the premise of this teen love story.
I got a bit mushy but considering it's a teen love story that is as expected.
I didn't mind listening to it but I don't plan to read anymore books in the series.