Yes, I think its a fun and cute book. I really loved the characters and I CANT WAIT for the next one to come out!
There were a lot of funny parts in the book,
My download did something weird and seemed to skip a few parts, I'm not exactly sure what happened...
I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
I don't think so .. the narration was so stiff and cold , if I had the time I would've switched to the print version in no time
Prince Maxon and America's maids :)
she is so stiff and I couldn't recognize each character , they all have the same voice it's confusing
when Maxon told America that he has feelings for her
I wanted to enjoy this book more than I did but it was an enjoyable read
Audible said this new book was a cross between: Hunger Games, Cinderella, and The Bachelor... and they were right! The book was very cute and a refreshing change to my normal YA reads.
TWO things that bothered:
The narrator.. she was very dry and flat.
Waiting for the next book in the trilogy.
Mother of twins. No time to read, started listening to books 'n changing diapers at the same time. Been in love with audible ever since
I would recommend to my daughters in about 10 years or so. I chose this book because it was described as similar to "Hunger Games". However, while HG was written for a younger audience it had appeal to for adults as well. I would not recommend this book for adults, it's definitely a teen, or young adult book. It lacked maturity.
It was a decent story and was well read, but it was not my cup of tea.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. It was easy to follow.
The brains mixed with pretty dresses!
Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.
I started this book because of my students' recommendations. I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did. As an YA fan I believed I would like it, and I just realized how much now, because I keep thinking about it and keep wanting to purchase the next one as soon as possible. You just know how much you like a book when you start dying to read the sequel.
This is the story of America Singer. Her country is divided into casts. She is a 5 - not a good place to be - but she actually has the chance of a lifetime. She can change her life by entering a selection process in order to be chosen by prince Maxon to become princess of Ilea. The thing is, she is in love with Aspen, and the stupid guy pushes her into the selection so that she could have a better life. Little did he know that Lady America had some good chances, and that the odds could be ever in her favor.
This book reminds me a little about hunger games because of how these girls lost their privacy so quickly, because of the TV crews which keep trying to find out more about prince Maxon and the so far selected ladies, and also because of the hunger, poverty and suffering going on in the lower casts, the underprivileged.
The highlight is the friendship / sth else between lady America and the Prince, and it gets even better when Aspen, the stupid ex boyfriend, gets back in the picture.
Can't spoil it. You have to read it!
I haven't read/heard a young adult book since the Divergent series came out and I was searching for one. This series kept being suggested to me, so I finally gave in and I loved it! I love the characters, I love the writing, I love the elegant simplicity! I hope you all enjoy it too :)
I am a writer who loves reading.
I can see why this story was on the New York Times Bestseller List. The main character (a girl named America) lives in a distopian society which is explained in pretty good detail without a ton of intricacies. As an adult, I'd like to know more about the society, but since this is a novel for young adults and is primarily about a love triangle, I understand why there is no in-depth exploration done. The characters are fun. They make stupid, teen-type decisions. The romance is sweet and the main character is not nearly as shallow as many other books for teens. The only thing I don't love is that the young men in this book do not seem complicated emotionally by any stretch of the imagination. Additionally, the triangle is a little contrived. But, the story is fun and if you believe in coincidences, it works well.
As a note, one of the greatest strengths of this book - and indeed why I will read the next one - is an interesting little subplot with a side character. I don't want to add a spoiler, so that's all I will say.
It is one of my faves...it's not a really deep or intricate story line. Sometimes I really like books that are intense, but it's also nice to listen to books that are just fun and enjoyable. The story is light and and entertaining. It drew me in right away!
Probably America...she's feisty and isn't like the other girls in the story that are vying for Prince Maxon's attention.
No, this was my first. I really like her as a narrator!
Yes...I had a hard time putting it down.
An unexpected delight. If a fraction of authors could have the imagination of this one, they'd have to make a 10 star rating chart.
The main characters healing process from a relationship that has ended and being torn between moving on or trying to rekindle an old flame - It's such a relatable position to be in.
This is my first, and I was so pleasantly surprised!
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a read they can't bare to hit pause with.