I have thoroughly enjoyed the two previous books in this series, and am fond of Karen White's narration. But I found this one to be lacking a bit compared to the others. I suppose I liked the suspense of the other two and this one was more of just your standard romance novel feel.
Still very enjoyable though! I will continue with this series.
I can't say if it was the story, or my mood. I just couldn't get into this one, I'd been wanting to read it for a while, and after thoroughly enjoying another Kresley Cole novel I went for it. But just didn't grab me like The Arcana Chronicles.
It may have been the overbearing, possessive lead male character that put me off. I normally have no problem with that sort, but this time it was too much.
With three hours left I turned it off and haven't returned. I may go back for another try at a later time.
A somewhat less predictable plot, perhaps? Or maybe a slightly more likable love interest. Generally I think you're supposed to be rooting for the couple to be together, not hoping the girl would be ravaged by Coyotes.
It really started strong, Ezra's thoughts on how everyone has their own tragedy and the story of his best friends, and his own, and well into the first few chapters I really was enjoying it, but then it just became a predictable Coming of Age story.
Personally I'm not a big fan of male narrators, so I can't name any off the top of my head. He did fine with the male voices, but the female voices were pretty rough to listen to. But it could also be that I couldn't get into the story enough to ignore it.
Cassidy. I know that she is a main character, but I really did not care for her. Her personality was too uppity, judgmental and condescending.
I really wanted to like this book, it was suggested as an 'If you liked The Fault in Our Stars -- You'll like this' and I felt this was a poor imitation of John Green. Striving for a touching, intellectual story but it just fell short.
While I didn't absolutely hate the story, it was an evenings entertainment, I rather wish I hadn't opted to get this one.
I really enjoyed the story, and adore the characters and the writing. It is quite a fascinating plot.
My one complaint is Casey Holloway, as a narrator in this one, she was far too robotic, the way she read was choppy and lacking inflection. I had a hard time paying attention to the parts she read because I was so bothered by her(though it wasn't like that in Pure).
This book is about Brie, who dies, literally, from a broken heart. Brie isn’t quite ready to move on, and meets Patrick in the space between moving on, and the real world.
I liked the very beginning of this, thought it was amusing, Brie is talking about love, and claims love is like being eaten alive by a grizzly bear. I’ll admit, that was the reason I got this book, THAT LINE.
Then I got a little ways into it, and was enjoying that chapters were named from song lyrics. But at the same time was thinking ‘What the hell did I get myself into, this is freaking depressing.’
Brie was 15, almost 16, so there were mentions of school, and dances and general teenage life stuff that totally had me going back to those horrifying moments of my teenage years best left forgotten.
Overall, predictable. As far as the basic plot line went. Why Jacob broke up with her, who Patrick really was. There were some amusing parts, cheese themed nicknames, I like! Parts that were really depressing, the people left behind dealing with the death, too close to home for me thank you very much. I can’t say I didn’t like it, but I’m not sure I really liked it either. I think I’m mildly indifferent to it.
Trella is a scrub, and she lives Inside. There are rumors of The Gateway, a way to get Outside, and Trella is looking for it.
I have become quite the fan of Maria V. Snyder of late, and this story didn’t disappoint. The people live Inside, and there are the Uppers, and the Scrubs. Scrubs are the work force, the people that do the cooking, the cleaning, the maintenance. They don’t grow up in families, don’t know who their parents are, and are told that the Uppers live in lavish apartments, and have all they could possibly want, or need.
This story had its moments of sadness, of laughter, of wondering just how the hell Trella was going to get out of the mess she had gotten herself into. I definitely enjoyed this story.
Amelia is dead, and every night ‘relives’ her tragic drowning. Only this time, it’s different. She isn’t drowning, a boy is, and there is nothing she can do about it.
I thought this one was a sweet love story. Because of course, she saves the boy. The other players in the story, a well-meaning grandmother, and another ghost, kept things interesting as they struggle to figure out who Amelia was(because she has little to no memory of who she was before she died), and how to make an impossible relationship work.
I am looking forward to the sequel, and seeing where it takes Amelia and Joshua, and the unlikely love between a ghost and a human.
This picks up right where Inside Out leaves off. They have figured out that Outside is Outer Space, and they are aboard a space ship. Not everyone is happy with the way things are being run in the wake of the rebellion, and there are forces rising against the people making the rules. There is also something on the Outside, that wants In.
Trella is overwhelmed by her new responsibilities, and has a tendency to get herself into a lot of trouble.
I found myself wondering constantly through this one just what exactly would happen, and how they could possibly manage to work things out.
Somewhat Creepy Story
Mildly disappointing, but at the same time expected. I can't say that I hated it.
I really enjoyed the way he read the story, for me it was what made the story creepy. Had I just read the book, I imagine I would have been more bored than anything.
Yes, and I would have because I listen to them at work, and it was a short one, but ended up only getting halfway through the first night.
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