Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast.
The next installation in the Delirium series and I'm still really enjoying the story. The previous book ends with the possible death of the main character's love interest, which was brutal. I'm so lucky to not have to wait for the series to be written!
I was somewhat frustrated by the first part of the book. The part where they are held as hostages felt drawn out. This author shines when faced with ambiance descriptions so a chunk of the book being inside a room wasn't that interesting. I understand that she was trying to show how the relationship between the two grows but I didn't feel it was that successful.
The rest of the book pacing was excellent. I enjoyed the fast-paced escape scenes and the rescue scenes. I appreciate how she also puts in lulls in action to build characters. And once again she throws a real cliffhanger at the end. I would say the last half of the book was an absolutely five star, but the first half was a little boring.
I can't rave enough about the audio book narrator, Sarah Drew, who has quite a notable list of audio book performances out there. She did an amazing job of doing the voices and anger and fear
This book is probably not going to win any awards, but it's entertaining, if a little predictable, and tugs on the heart strings maybe even more, and engages the reader better than the first. Sarah Drew's narration is high quality, although if you don't like her voice (and I know it has a vapid quality that some would find grating) be wary!
The sequel to Delerium was so good. I enjoy a good love triangle and this one was great. I also loved the characters that Lena makes a life with in the wilds. I loved trying to imagine what it would be like to be in their situation, and have to survive in a world like that.
No it was very exciting and romantic.It was veryinteresting the way she developed her characters
I liked how the relationships changed during course of story
yes narration very good
I love all kinds of books but don't really read them anymore I would rather listen to them but I will still buy the book if I love it enough to collect it.
It was a wonderful book and I would suggest it to any one who likes a bit of fun and drama
YA writer and book lover!
I like the idea of love being a disease that is outlawed. However this book is truly a setup for the series. I say this because the plot was slow moving and drawn out and there was a lot of explaining and discussing the disease of love. It was like beat me over the head with the concept why don't you. Needless to say, I didn't like that approach to introducing the series since the concept is easily understood. Worth reading though to get on with what I think overall is a good series (based on 2nd book).
The narrator reads like she's in a beat poetry contest. Anything that any character says is read like it ends in a question mark. The book itself is utterly predictable, not particularly believable, and boring to boot. I couldn't care less what happens to any of them, and most of what happens in 'the wilds' makes no sense at all. It's hard to tell how much of it is the story vs. the awful narration, but this was difficult to get through.
After enjoying Delerium so much I was somewhat less enamored with the follow-up. Honestly I can't say why and would still buy the next in the series and recommend both to anyone who enjoys a distopian society tale for young adults.
The ending going to blow your mind
no..probably in three sittings lol
the book is very interesting but the first book a lot better. Also it was too much romance for me.
I loved the story but either there were file problems on the audio or there was a serious glitch in the writing. I kept getting switched between time lines as though some files were misnumbered andthe timeline was out of order. One minute she's being held captive by the scavengers and the next she's with Raven, then back with the scavengers. This happened repeatedly and it didn't in the first novel of the series. If it's a flashback, there's nothing to indicate that there is a change in time. As much as I enjoyed the audio version, it was very confusing and disjointed.
I rather expected it, frankly.
Sarah did a great job with the performance.
No. The closest I came to an extreme reaction was the frustration with the timeline.