Lake Dallas, TX, United States
I thought this book was fantastic, it really developed the other factions and gave you a taste for their lives. I wasn't always agreeable with Tris' choices, but I won't give any spoilers. Also the author made a few mistakes in the book that left me going "what?" until I realized they were mistakes (noted on the author's blog) and not my comprehension of the story. Most notably she says Zeke instead of what I assume would be Uriah once, which left me completely confused.
My husband wasn't as thrilled about this book, although he enjoyed and couldn't put it down. He said his issue with it was that it is just a really long and round about way to get to the original mission. I can understand his point of view, but I felt that because the action never stopped and I felt like it developed a lot of characters and gave a start of a new story line that it was a worthwhile read.
Both my husband and I finished this book in 2 days, independently, as neither could put it down.
I felt that the narrator for this book was a perfect choice, she sounds like I would expect the main character to speak.
The book was interesting and I enjoyed it, but I had a few issues. First the author would get on tangents. I don't need a 35 minute explanation of how she walked to the office and the people she met on the way (seriously). Then she would get going on a story line and then abruptly halt it and move onto something else, I take it multiple things were happening at once, but it was annoying that the main character would be on her way to do something and then all of a sudden something else needs to be dealt with. I would just be getting into the story line when they would completely change what was going on and start on a new path.
I LOVE this series. I can't get enough of Jacky Faber and her mischievous ways, and Katherine Kellgren does an amazing performance. I've not heard any other narrator actually sing the songs, and she really puts her all into these books.
That said this was probably my least favorite book in the series to date. The adventure seemed pointless, dry and long. By no means was it bad, just not L.A. Meyer's best work. Definitely don't skip it as there are some important plot points that occur in the book, but I have to say the book after this one was a whole lot better.
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