I was really looking forward to this book, because though I saw the flaws of Divergent, I enjoyed the fast pace, and the futuristic qualities of the first book. This book had none of those qualities. I was bored with the abundance of description, and feelings, and the lack of much adventure. I would have stopped listening had I not had a 16 hour drive to fill. My son kept telling me to turn it off, and he too enjoyed Divergent. I tired of hearing of the color of eyes, and the aches in their bodies. I wish I had not spent the credits on this book, and hope that I may keep others from wasting theirs also.
If you like books that are filled with sex, wife beating, well any kind of beating, rape, with a heroine that is fickle and weak. And in between all those beatings, and abuse, there are ramblings in the countryside with more sex, and then a little rape, then some more sex, but before all that goes on there is about 8 hours just getting to know the heroine. Who is a bit shallow, and yet adjusts to 18th century life with almost no problems. (not too plausible) I know that others absolutely loved the book, which is why I decided to get it, but I just wanted others to know, that it was 10 romance novels long, yet there is no direction, and ends leaving you wanting.
teenagerish, engrossing, predictable
I guess that was my biggest problem; I didn't like any of the characters all that much, and so I wasn't as invested in having things turn out well for any of them.l
I found her reading to detract from the book, and wished they had gotten another reader
I enjoyed the book, but I wouldn't jump to listening to it, but would rather read it instead.
I love to read YA fiction, as I have three boys at my house, with whom, I enjoy talking to about books. This one was a great listen. I listened with the boys, and we all enjoyed it and wanted to listen to more. The writing was enjoyable. The characters believable.
This book was riveting. I kept trying to find excuses to do things that i could do while listening to the book. The narrator was great. He brought all the characters to life. There is so much action going on in the book that one has to pay attention at all times. There is some mild language, and a lot of blood and gore. I recommended my son to listen and he too enjoyed it.
I like a good twist on an original, but this book was so dark and depraved, that I had to fast forward all the time to avoid the evil images filling my mind. I wish I had never spent the credit on it.
I got this book because others reviewed and said it was good, and entertaining. I have to desagree. I thought the book was weak. The plot was weak, the characters, had little appeal, and the ending was very unsatisfying. I wish I had not rented it. Of course the language made me not be able to listen to it with the kids in the car, which is always a problem also, for a busy mom.
This book was an easy listen. I could not pay attention and still come back and know what was going on. I would listen to Molly Harper books again, but only if they were on sale, and I wouldn't waste a credit on this one.
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