This book had so much potential. I loved the concept and I thought it would be fascinating. It wasn't. Well, to be perfectly honest, I never finished it but I gave it about 5 1/2 hrs just to see if anything happened. Aside from the fact that the book is rather crass and that the main characters seem to enjoy a relationship not so much of love, sacrifice and devotion but consistenting entirely of sex.... well, nothing really happens. Perhaps if i finished the entire book I would discover something vaguely resembling a plot but I think I've given it plenty of opportunities to suck me in and it just hasn't. I can count on one hand the number of books I've stopped listening to/reading in the middle of and this book has earned the honor to be one of them.
I'm completely kicking myself. I desperately needed a new series to read and have been enjoying juvenile fiction lately. The reviews looked pretty good at a cursory glance and so I bought all 4 books. At the same time. Without previewing them. I listened to the first one and was thoroughly confused. Where was the plot? It was more of a "really crappy introduction to the main characters" Seriously, it couldn't keep my attention at all and that's not like me. I never had any problem stopping or turning it off.
I finished the first book and thought the perhaps I was missing something. After all, there are all these glowing reviews, right? I even listened to all of the second one (I was desperate, OK?) and while the plot did seem to advance just a little bit, the writing was equally terrible and I was equally disinterested. I've given up. And I have to wonder about all those reviews......
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