I have Lupus so with all my down time I love a good game and good book.
this book is so unique and awesome I have listened to it multiple times and never get tired of it!
The main character is just so dramatic. The author goes way overboard with the fluff... the visual and emotional descriptions. The narrator does a good job just more of a writing issue for me. I found myself constantly rolling my eyes.
I felt that there was no character development and that relationships between characters were very rushed. There was no gradual understanding of a character or the process of learning and understanding them. The characters immediately understood the personalities of others and made instant connections, while referring to them as though they had been together for years. Overall, everything was very rushed with very little development.
I love books in this genre and had a lot of hope for this one. I will continue to read/listen to this genre, but doubt I will be reading more from this author.
Kenji was probably my favorite as he actually had some personality and depth to him. Although his character has flaws as well, all of the other characters were very two dimensional.
I don't think that I would have removed scenes, so much as insisting on more scenes. Much more gradual development should have been employed.
One thing that makes this book especially unique is the writing style and word choice. Everything is written almost as though this entire book is a poem. It gives for some interesting (if sometimes over-used) visuals, but for the most part I found it very distracting and somewhat annoying. It felt as though the author was trying to make up for the story-line by writing very lyrically. More emphasis on plot, character relationships, and all of the small details that really bring a book to life would have done much better for this book than the style.
I loved Kate Simses voice! She really brought it to life. The only thing that got to me at all, was the book is packed full of metaphors and analogies. Like, a lot of them. Still enjoyed the book though!!
I'm not sure what the narrator is translating from the book? "Sucks air in" or "gasps for breath". But I can't get past the second chapter!
Just another twenty-something who listens to books instead of interacting with the outside world.
As a fan of YA literature, I bought this on a whim. But it is terrible, weird and not satisfying at all. It really doesn't take much to make a decent YA book, it doesn't have to be complex, thought provoking or even plausible, but this book was none of them and it was also BORING. Half of the book takes place it a dull dark room with no action. My mom also listened to this and said it is really bad. I literally finished this book only to see if it got better. It did not. Don't bother with this one.
This is a dystopian YA book a bit of an x-men feel with romance. The first book seemed a bit immature and Juliette's constant whining and self loathing got on my nerves. The scratch outs I thought would annoy me but I stopped noticing them after awhile and is an interesting audio addition. Mafi has a very interesting writing and word choice, very unique but I liked it. The characters seemed too simple but as the book went on and became more interesting I was ready to go on to the second. Well worth downloading. The second book won't disappoint and was really fantastic. If you're feeling like I did about the first continue on, you will be glad you spent the credit.
Just trying to find my next great read
Original, non-stop, romance
If I tell you...it will be a spoiler. LOL
Kate Simses...if you listen to the sample, you will think the narrator has a very young, whiney voice, but the narrator does an amazing job. Also, at first I was going to contact Audibles since there were scratching sounds on my audio. I thought there was something wrong, but that is part of the story. It is the heroine scratching things out (in her notebook).