haunting, unfamiliar, incomplete
I can't think of another book to compare this to. I would compare it to the bones of a cathedral. It is, by itself, fascinating... BUT it does not feel fleshed out and/or complete.
She did a good job at distinguishing characters from one another.
No, but it was one I wanted to listen to again as soon as I was finished.
It is the first book in a series, so that explains a lot, but so many parts of the world/characters are left in fog. I'm not sure it this was on purpose, after all, in real life no bad guy actually gives an explanatory monologue. For me, it added to the immersion, but i'm not sure it would work for everyone.
Biggest complaint: This is a TRILOGY, and I want book 2 NOW
But really, in all honesty, this a pretty good book. I think that this book does really well to establish a world, and it raises a LOT of questions about its structure that I hope will be solved later on. And I'm excited about that.
I will say the abilities are interesting, though, again, still not well understood. I hope more books will bring clarification. I was also slightly disappointed by the love arc. It's a dashing, mysterious, brooding, super handsome not-human that displays his weakness to our main character alone! For being so interesting in other areas, this section of the story is startlingly cliche. But don't let this stop you, I still think this is a good story.
As for the narrator, I will say she began to get on my nerves. She was a little monotonous, which I think may be partially due to the whole book being written with tiny sentences.
what an imagination!! great entertainment value. Can not wait for the next of the series. Sorry it is a series and yet glad it is a series. what thought and creativity. a good mind.
the author takes you to her imagined world, creates ethical situations, throws in love, conflicts, and in general makes it hard to let go when it is over. the narrator has just the right intonation to make the story just flow; enjoyed her lilt. I enjoyed her enough that I checked for other books she may have narrated.
Mother. Artistic. Dreamer. Loves fiercely.
I've yet to read the print version but I can tell you that simply listening to the audio book made me want to purchase the print version! Can't wait 'til the paperback release May 6th!
Aside from the heroine, I actually really like Jackson's character even though he's a selfish a-hole. In the brief segments that he was in the book I found him to be enjoyably witty and bad ass.
She was AMAZING! I would have to say that she is by far the most enjoyable reader that I've listened to so far. Extraordinary voice actress! Can play multiple accents beautifully.
Oh gosh, I can't really say without giving away key plots to the story!
This is gonna be HUGE and is a MUST READ for those who enjoy magical adventure and a strong female lead. Love the setting and futuristic era. Definitely has NOT been done before. Revolutionary. Enjoyable read!!
The narrator made the story come alive. I enjoyed it very well. I couldn't stop reading/listening o the story. Since this is the 1st in the series, I hope the author keeps the same narrator for a more consistent experience
The last 3 chapters were great, a nice plot twist is always good
Ni, I never have but now I will.
Perhaps the part where the main character had to battle her old team, that was intersting interaction
Can't wait for the 2nd book in the series
It was like listening to someone tell you about their dreams. It was fantasy, not science fiction. I found it predictable, indulgent and not remotely plausible. I want to be convinced that an alternate world could work, but this one was not even close. Seems it was written for teenaged girls.
Maybe in print
I would have appreciated a faster pace, perhaps bringing the climax/action sequences closer to the middle of the book until leaving all the good stuff for the end.
I found the tone of Alana Kerr's voice very hard to discern and quite frankly, it made me want to fall asleep. Not an ideal quality in a narrator!
Interesting premise but too complicated to follow
I wonder if it's ok to say I "read" a book when I really listened to it??....
I really enjoyed the narrator After giving up on finding something to rival how much I enjoyed Hungar Games, this book restored my hope.
It is a Hungar Games-ish dystopian with a little X-men all with a little supernatural spin.
Haven't listened to anything of her other performances.
It was a tad slow at the beginning so I took breaks for the first part. But for the 2nd half I could have easily stayed up listening into the night!
Overall I enjoyed the story, but it was slow to get into. Perhaps it is me, but it took a bit for the parts of the alternative England/Europe to create enough context to support the story. In the end the character development worked and the story came together. Ending leaves the sense that there will be a sequel without it being cliff hanger. If so, I would try the next, which is one way of saying this was a worthwhile read/listen.