The main characters are too perfect, the plot points are too obvious, the romance isn't believable, and the moment-to-moment text is ham-handed. There is no real drama until the second half of the book. I won't be reading the sequel.
No. I was looking for another series and tried this. It was so predictable. I should have stopped at two but had time invested so went for three. Big mistake. Do not start this series. Try "The Martian". Great listen.
Absolutely, this book was very action filled and surprising. I am so truly happy with the way the author wrote this boo!
I loved the complexity with Day and June's story.
I think that they both did a phenomenal I think it was truly what brought the whole book together!! Mariel Stern's voice is perfect for Junes character and Steven Kaplan made the character Day through his voice.
Absolutely! Yes a hundred times!
I recommend this book! This author wrote such a wonderful complex and a story that just drew you in every time!
Nothing could have made it better the story is so boring
I may if it I get payed to do it
the proformance was good
15-year-old romance seemed cheesy and forced.
It was predictable.
Yes, but not worth a second listen, unfortunately.
I enjoyed the story, but it was marred by a "love" story angle that was frequently sappy and unbelievable, especially given the circumstances in which June and Day were often swooning over each other. The characters themselves were interesting, but they didn't act - and were not treated - like 15-year-olds. I would consider reading the sequels, but not listening to their audiobooks as Steven Kaplan's delivery was unfortunately monotonic.
Audio books are the best :)
This book has your typical post-disaster dystopian society with a totalitarian regime keeping people down and weeding out the weak. What I appreciated most about this book is that it was well written and thought out. There weren't any blaring holes in the story or ridiculous jumps to conclusions that I've experienced with other YA dystopian novels.
The characters maybe aren't as developed as I'd like them to be but the dual protagonists might be the cause of that. I liked how the narration split between the two, and the story kept me listening all day with its unexpected turns and surprises.
Overall really liked it!
This cleverly written and well thought out story that gives us a glimpse of a near future gone wrong pulled me right in and and kept me listening all the way through. I didn't want to turn it off! It was exciting, thrilling, thought-provoking, and heart-felt in all the right places.
There's a scene early on in the book in which the character's start to reveal their true feelings despite the difficult situations they are in. I really thought it was well written.
The performances were realistic and compelling.
This book both made me laugh and cry. It definitely tugged at my emotions at either extreme.
Though this book is technically in the Young Adult category, I thoroughly enjoyed it at age 30. An intense but enjoyable read for teens or adults.
I always prefer a combination of both. This book, however, I never listened to the audio book alone. I always read along with a physical copy I purchased. Though the two readers did a phenomenal job giving each character emotion.
The story had several 'Oh! Now I get it!' moments. I might be slow, but it was fantastic to finally piece the story together. Whenever I did, I became more and more anxious to continue reading.
(Spoilers) When the story started to describe rebellion and mass chaos, I was immersed. Marie did a brilliant job at creating a dramatic, vibrant sense of standing up for yourself.
Given the right mood, I'd love to sit down and enjoy a great book any day (who wouldn't?). But it was not something I tried, or even really considered for this book.
Lots of love. Literally. The two main characters have page after page of them each describing their undesirable love for each other. It got really annoying, really quick. If I do give up on the series, it will be because of this.
I love to read and audible has helped me double what I read in a year. An Irish bookworm.
Every now and again I delve into the young adult fiction genre to give myself a break but that does not mean I want to skimp on action or plot. This story has both in great amounts and I found it very entertaining. The concluding scene reminded me of The Matrix in some ways and I can't wait to continue the series. For Hunger Games fans out there, I would strongly recommend this book as you will not be disappointed.
The action scenes had me on the edge of my seat. Potential for a great film in there.
Well worth a look, don't expect your life to be changed by reading this but you will be entertained and come away feeling you got great value for money. I liked the way it wasn't too much in your face futuristic also, the plot should always be at the forefront of a good story, not the setting