I absolutley loved this book! It was beyond amazing. At points, I, ME who never gets scared was terrified! I really was. It was OMG will this ever end kind of scared. It was an unknown kind of scared. Author Ilsa J Bick has an amazing talent of writing this genre. Her characters, her story line, her EVERYTHING is over the top! If you love end of world type of books, zombie-like books, survival of end books THIS SERIES IS FOR YOU! BUT BE WARNED...there is more to this series than just your typical-the world is ended we need to survive. There is so much emotion, so much to learn about human species in general. It is actualy an emotional rollercoaster! I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!! **I am putting this SAME review on all three books of this series. I will not give away an spoilers and just encourage you read this series. The narrator is FAN FREAKING TASTIC!!!!!!!
Audio never read the printed version
The twists and turns and Alex finding out whats going on with herself
No. Besides the other books in this series
Neither a few laughs but I'm not a cryer over books
A definite must read
If the Author would’ve stuck to the original story. I felt like we went from a zombie trilogy, to a romance novel. The book reads like a Twilight-type love triangle. I felt like I should be rooting for Team Chris, or Team Tom. Ugh, and who were all these new characters? The story went from fighting the zombies to fighting an Amish community. I WILL NOT listen to book 3!
No, just the author. Her writing styles leaves a lot to be desired.
Her voice annoying at times. Though I feel she potrayed the characters well.
Annoyance and frustration. Whenever Alex was having a “moment”, we heard:
NO, NO, NO!!
WHY, WHY, WHY!!
I CAN’T, I CAN’T, I CAN’T!!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!
NOT NOW, NOT NOW, NOT NOW!!
The whole story was like this. It got really old, really fast.
The “rational” part of me wanted to just say forget it, and stop listening. But the OCD part of me had to finish. Such a huge disappointment.
I think this story has too much in the head of each character moments. It needed to be more focus on who was important.
I'm reading Monster which is next in the series. I have to see how things end.
Katherine Kellgren is one of my favorite performers. I'll read a book just because she is the one reading it.
I think there are far too many characters who are not fleshed out enough.
Just a knitter/weaver/spinner that though his hands are busy would like to keep up with his reading.
I would not recommend this book to anyone. I would suggest reading Ashes and stopping there.
For the rest of this series, yes. I was unsure of the rest of the series after the first book but curious. Now, I'm only 3 hours into the second book and curious no more. there will be no purchase of the 3rd book for me.
I don't think she could have fixed it. It's like blaming an actor for a flop movie.
Disappointment and Apathy.
Earlier in the book the author herself writes of apathy due to prolonged fear. Her own constant changes in charter story lines that ramp up your already high adrenaline levels due to what's occurring, causes you yourself to lose any sense of connection with the characters and then to become apathetic towards the story, the worse thing an author can do. If I can't care to finish this book, how can I care to pick up any of her other books? Give us a break. Stick with one character for more than 2 pages, build them up so you grow to care about what happens to them before flipping over to another story line to kill some other stranger we don't have any emotional attachment to.
I really like book 1, Ashes, and was looking forward to book 2. It totally lost my interest. Too many new characters were introduced and it didn't make me care about them. Tom and Alex were not really in the story until the end. We learned nothing new about the Changed or about anything else. Where's the little girl? She was not part of the story and I forgot her name already. She is mentioned once or twice. Before I buy the 3rd book I'm going to read the reviews. I read the reviews for this book and thought it can't be that bad, the first book as good. Listen to the reviews on this one and skip it.
Lover of all books, especially Romance!
Book one sucked me into the series....beware! This is a great start to the story, really liked the characters but it has like a million chapters, every 2 minutes its another chapter. Basically the premise is new and unique and I liked it enough to immediately buy the next one. Give it a try but by book 3 was just wishing it was OVER.....book 3 killed 1 & 2.
Busy single mom, here. I am passionate about my books, but have so little time to sit down and read. I am loving my audiobooks!
I listened to the to the third in this series as well, but should not have. Don't waste your time and money!
The narrator tries too hard to be dramatic - the result is shrieking and hard to follow action scenes.
This book was a little better than the others in the series - only a little. There were a few interesting plot introductions and characters.... but in the end, the reader can't figure out why they were introduced in the first place. I was definitely disappointed.
Don't bother with this series. Waste of time and money. I doubt I will ever read anything from this author again, and I will certainly avoid any audiobooks read by this narrator.
Not sure yet.
The narrator was excellent! Highly recommend her reading books. But the story was just lacking and unbelievable. I love fiction, technology, etc... I love scifi, fantasy, you name it. But you have to mold a realistic story around those elements to lure me in. And I felt like the supporting characters were just too over the top. It seemed like 9/10th's of the elderly in this book suddenly became sadistic, diabolic & evil. Just didn't feel real to me.
Do you enjoy being screamed at for 13 hours? Then this is the book for you!
Don't dare turn down the volume when the narrators is screaming at you, because the next minute she'll be whispering.
Over all this series took an idiotic turn for the worse. I know to expect some silly love triangle in a teen genre book, and the first book hinted at it, but now our ignorant heroine is shown to be SO incredibly irresistible that even the zombie kid falls for her? Really? Barf.