Yes to the author, no to the reader. I went Graceling read by different people and it was amazing. It was only because I loved Graceling I forced myself to keep listening.
Although I was disappointed by Bitterblue, I would definitely read another of her books. She has a true way of drawing in a reader, no matter the age.
to be honest, I'm not sure if it was the reader or the book but I did fall asleep alot unlike with Graceling. By the end, I was annoyed at the time I wasted waiting for the end just to be disappointed.
The storyline in Bitterblue getting mid way into the book was a let down. Strong start and weak ending. Though Bitterblue herself was a well written character, her supporting characters fell behind. I think having Po return in this book saved it.
I decided to read other reviews before writing mine. Sadly and all combined they have taken the words off my page. Too rushed, under developed, failed to hold the same excitement as the first two and the changing POVs didn’t work. 4s character didn’t live up to the previous two books. Triss’s character was probably the redeeming quality until….. What annoyed me most is the cool characters being killed or injured off. Those sub characters are part of what makes the books so good and when they’re gone, kinda takes away the swagger. Especially when you’re left with dumb boring predicable government types. I’mm with others. This book was far too rushed. Re-write!! Not holding much hope for the movies now. A real shame! I first read divergent back in January and had insurgent read just like that. I counted down to October and now I just feel ripped off and let down as others do. Not cool.
Watched movie trailer thinking it looked good so decided to read book first. It was lucky I did otherwise I might have missed out on a great book. Movie makers really know how to kill a book. In book, enjoyed the flow and good natured characters apart from the husband of course. What a phsyco kookoo! Loved the unexpected twist at the end. I would have liked to have seen more action from Alex; given his history but oh well. Still good. The movie killed everything about it and turned it into some rushed jumbled mangled mess. I didn’t even like how they changed character names. How pointless. This is definitely one book which has movie potential but sadly flopped. So, recommend book and whatever you do, stay away from movie!
Ok, what a rip off! First part mean. You’re hanging off every word while you learn. Second part intriguing, which is where the addiction sets in more. Not a good night time book for those who need an early start. Suggest leaving it for the weekend when you’ve got ten hours to spare. The action is cool with plenty of attitude and dialogue usage. You listen on waiting for the next thing to strike. Third part the irritation sets in. Drew out for ages and apart from relationship building, nothing much happens. Things do finally get going again near the end only – it finishes! Leaving you going ‘what da’!!!!!!
The end is my only major complaint! It’s like the author wrote the chapter and when it was being published, it got slice at the wrong spot. I suppose for this book, no end is a good end. You just want to keep reading. Highly recommended and hope we don’t have to wait for a year to find out what the empress decides. I have my own guesses and think the dormant card is predictable but we’ll see.
As soon as I finished Divergent, I was straight onto Insurgent. It is predictable as others have said and you do get over the romance scenes. However, it is still awesome and I’m counting down to the third. The only thing I didn’t see coming. Even though it was in the back of my mind was the betrayal of one of the characters and the shocking cliff-hanger. If you’re not already a divergent fan, now is the time to start! It’s a book for all ages. It’ll keep you on your toes every moment and keep you awake all night. It’s just go the entire time and just wicked! I’m counting down to the next release to see what happens next! I hope they don’t kill off any more of the good characters and that the pace and story is just as good as these two!
The best way to describe this book.
You’re determined to drive this car so you twist the key a couple times and nothing happens. When it finally gets going it plods along for abit then kicks in and you’re gliding. You suddenly run out of gas and have to go through it all over. When you eventually reach your end destination, you’re glad you got there but disappointed you wasted your time on this car just to get to a place you’re not quite satisfied with.
Yeah I know, it sounds like I didn’t enjoy this book but the truth is, I did. I’d recommend this book as a good night time reading before sleep. While reading enchanted, I had a couple weeks of awesome sleeps as I wasn’t in any hurry to finish it. I was contended to leave the next chapter for a another day and happy to pick up where I left off. However it took a long time to get into it and to know the characters because of the continuous switching point of views.
I was also disappointed by the end. There were still questions which went unanswered. One of the reasons I kept reading. To see what happens but it just fizzled and it was like what? Is that it? What bout…? What happened to? Or what about?
TO sum up, it’s an interesting enough epic adventure read and worth hanging in there.
I’m not sure exactly why but this book rminded me of the fifty shades series except a seriously watered down version. Nevertheless I did enjoy it in all it’s teenagy glory…, although probably more for the more mature teen or older.
Good story, great writing and nicely unravelled as the story progressed. It’s one of those can’t put down until the end books so naturally it took a couple days to finish it. You’ll be humming and harrring throughout and guessing of course until October 28 where the story does a full circle. Although it got pretty grim, I really liked it and was nearly not disappointed. The one thing I’d say about this book is the dialogue. Some of it was like listening to one of those pathetic teen dramas but hey because its good, I overlooked it. Highly recommended.
An ok read but too much focus on these characters appearances and camera time and not enough action and attention on the actual battle going on outside district 13. Got a bit tedious. Also felt let down by the characters. Although their grief is understandable, it felt to overdone and kept them away from the actual drama going on outside. By the end I was annoyed.
Yeah. she is an excellent writer but I'd say she needs some practice on romance.
assess my closet. not as inspiring as the first 2 books.
For those of you who have read catching fire, no doubt you will read this anyway because you can't just stop at such a major cliff hanger but yeah I just think this book could have done better considering it is a finale. The last fight scenes for example. Just wasn't believable and heart stopping enough for me. At one point I was fast forwarding to find good bits.
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