Sequels rarely stand up to the quality of the original (exceptions include "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" series), but this one does. And it ends with a provocative situation requiring me to immediately purchase and download the next book in this series.
The book is good, don't get me wrong I liked it and it's well worth a credit and a listen. The only complaints I have is that Lana isn't stronger then she is, the whinying she does, and she is still really gullible. I don't think that this book made a lot of progress within the story, where most of it was spent in "the tunnels" but still she done a decent job, I think it just could of been "more"!!! The only thing I really hate is the ending, im happy that it turns out that way, but aggravated because it's so heartbreaking at the predicament she's got herself into. I can't say much more then that without giving away spoilers but I no myself and I would have never left and went anywhere without knowing for a fact, so honestly it serves her right. I just hate the writer done this because thats not what the forbidden 4 letter word is all about, that's not what we as people are supposed to be about. You don't leave without knowing......
I was very confused about the way the beginning jumps time back and for and without a chapter or a quote to signify the change it took me a bit to hear the quick pause and get into the cadence of when the new chapter started. My partner also agreed.
The book is good...I don't understand why the narrator changed the way she says "Hannah" now she pronounces it like "Hawnnah" kind of annoying
When she does the male voices they sound like high surfer airheads
Other than that it's a decent book
The narrator has strange inflection in her tone but this is something I have gotten used to especially in the second book. for some reason she changes the pronunciation of the friend "Hannah" but other than these things this book is great. I love the ongoing thread of the story with Lena's mother. And of course an ending that makes me want to immediately purchase the third novel.
I was intrigued after the first book, but this one just annoyed me. First of all, does anyone realize that Portland is about 3,000 MILES from Manhattan? Is Lauren Oliver insinuating that they walked 3,000 miles in the wilds?? I hope this gets touched on in the 3rd book because, yes I understand this is a fictional story, but that's a stretch.
I also hated that the narrator changed how she pronounced names. And now that I'm into the 3rd book, I feel like the narrator has taken yet another approach to reading the story.There's not a good flow between the 3 books. I got the 3rd book because I do want to see how it all comes together but so far, this is not my favorite trilogy.
I'd spend less time hearing about how the internal angst of the main character. The "then" portion was pretty solid.
that this is book 2 but it was basically more of the same. the same person dealing with the same process of falling in love, and yet being equally perplexed by it as she was the first time.
She did a solid job with what she had to work with.
nah. if the story were about the world and the way its setup, and about the struggle, and whatnot I would. but this would be 2 hours of a girl looking longingly at a boy and not understanding what's happening inside her.
this book could be half the length. the love story was too much of the book. we've already seen her fall in love in book one. I was hoping this one would be more about the resistance and their fight.