I had high hopes since there is so much buzz about this series. Could hardly get through these long, drawn out passages. I'm not bothering to finish the series.
yes, they all follow the same formula and try too hard to be the hunger games
I am neutral about the narrator, not outstanding in either direction. The poor quality of the writing stood out more.
skip this fad
The film did not do this book justice. It took away all the complexity, and motivation of the characters and plot. This book, and this series, makes me forget it was written for young adults. My jaw dropped at the ending, and now I'm writing this. The ending of this book is better than Divergent, hopefully Allegiance brings as much suspense to the table.
I saw the movie first and was pleasantly surprised when I read the novels. The story is loaded with moral ambiguity which is refreshing in young fiction. While the dystopian coming of age tale is nothing new seeing the world through the eyes of a surly angry young girl sets this story apart. The young protagonist is valued for her selflessness and intellect rather than her appearance.
As far as performance the voice actor does an amazing job.
there were so many scenes that could have been left out all together. it's pretty boring for the most part and if it's not boring its annoying because tris and four spend half of the book arguing over literally nothing.
probably not. divergent was great, the story moved and it kept you interested. insurgent was so far from that. i have no desire to read another novel from her again because theres no consistency
no. she's flat most of the time, inflecting the wrong parts of the sentence and getting the mood of some scenes totally wrong.
the end where the message is finally revealed is clearer in the book than in the movie but thats about it.
i saw the movies and loved them, so i read divergent and it was great. I figured that insurgent would follow in suit. boy was i wrong. my rule of thumb is that if i like the movie i'll love the book. the book gets more of the details of the characters that movies can glaze over. unfortunataly there are exceptions to the rule. insurgent is one of those exceptions. the movie changed the story for the better. this book fell so flat for me. i have no desire to read the next story in the series.
I do not want to read book 3. There is so many problems in this book that is only created because the maincharacter is stubborn, untrustworthy and secretive, I really don't like her character and then she wimpers because people keep her at a distance - go figure.
There was so many unanswered questions in this book and it became so frustrating. I can not imagine this series ending well, so I won't even bother listening to it. I can recommend the Four - series instead. It is so much more thought through and believeable.
Emma Galvin does a really great job voicing each character definitely going to look into more books she does voice over for. The story plot is definitely good enough for you to keep hearing chapters over chapters. if you like the hunger games series, Mortal Instruments, or Twilight sage definitely check this book out it doesn't have a strong trio romance like hunger games nor as much drama as twilight and not as surreal as mortal instrument but Divergent series journeys you into a plausible dark and griddy territory that walks you on the boarder lines of fantasy and actuality if you thought Tris went through the ringer in the first book wait till you finish this book!
I stopped reading the series because of the lazy writing in this book. Insurgent leans hard of interpersonal conflict between two character who have now spent more time fighting and hating each other than developing a bond worth the audience's emotional investment. Writing distrust between characters is fine, but when it becomes a common occurrence, especially in a book targeted to young adults, it implies that this is an interesting, if not desirable, aspect of adult relationships. It is not. And its not interesting to read over and over, either.
Emma Galvin has a very young gritty voice, which is great for Triss, but not so great for the voice of the adult male characters.
Insurgent definitely lived up to the height that I was expecting! Insurgent had a great story line which was confusing yet great. I will soon be reading Allegiant and I'm excited to see where Allegiant begins off of this book! 5 stars!