I read the reviews that raved about this book and based on the description of the book, it sounded like a sweet, romantic storyline. It had so much potential but the execution and poor writing was a disaster.
First of all, it seemed like a high-schooler wrote this book because of how immature everything was. I mean seriously, the scene with Kyle and Cole in the church, meeting for the first time... That was so unrealistic and fantastical that it just felt silly, as did most of the book.
The dialogue between the characters was completely lame, and again, total high-school mentality. So many times as I was listening to it I just felt annoyed at the terrible writing and it kept making me cringe.
The narration was also unpleasant to listen to. Her voice was pinched and nasally and she made people sound like valley girls. Her execution and interpretation was off, in my opinion. I could not even finish this book because it was just that lame. A teenager would probably enjoy this book but it is too explicit and crass for teens so really I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
After waiting with such anticipation, I was utterly let down by this book. Like everyone says, it was nothing like the other two books. It was a lazy storyline that was so fragmented and anticlimactic. I hated where Veronica Roth took the storyline. It felt cheap and like she just came up with some crappy stuff to hurry up and get it finished and didn't even bother to make it blend well.
She lost focus and completely lost her creative imagination. I, along with everyone else, hated the big "twist"! The way she caused it to happen and the reason was all for nothing and done by a character who was barely in the story at all. What a waste! At least let something like that happen for a good reason, like being the savior, or as a major act of heroism but it was just... all for absolutely nothing! Then she spent the last very boring hour or so trying to wrap it up to no end whatsoever. Nothing was accomplished!
Switching back and forth between Trice and Four narrating made it hard to connect or get into their characters. The narrators both read the story like it was boring and uneventful, with little to no inflection in their voices, even when something major was happening. I guess they were as unimpressed as I was and it showed in their performances.
The story was pretty good and kept me entertained for the most part. Still lacking some depth though. Again, Wren blaming herself for everything over and over really got old. Narrator was great again until she started doing the American accents. All the Americans sounded like peppy robots. It was pretty funny.
I thought the story was creative but lacked some depth. I was entertained most of the way through, except for the many times that Wren re-lives the same thoughts inside her head and keeps blaming herself for everything. That got really old by the end. Narrator was excellent!
This book, like the other two, was great! The story kept you gripped until the very end. It is heartbreaking, fulfilling, emotional, and full of love. I really enjoyed it and didn't want it to end. Narration was good and the accents were done well, but I wished they had just stuck with the narrators from book 2.
This was a great book! It kept me entertained and on the edge of my seat. I felt the love and pain and fear that the characters felt. Can't wait to find out what happens in the last book! Narration was way better than the first book. Ed Westwick has the most sexy voice!
I actually started out listening to the Clockwork Angel series before listening to this one and sadly, I didn't like this book as much. It was still an entertaining story but it didn't make me want to continue the series to find out what happens next like the Clockwork Angel series did. I will probably listen to the rest of this series if I get bored. Narration was pretty decent, but she made everyone sound like such valley girls. That is my complaint with a lot of narrators. It's like they think that because of the age of the characters, they must talk with loads of attitude in their voices all the time. It gets old.
I loved this book! The characters are wonderful as is the story. It is one of those books that you can't put down. I can't wait for the next book to come out! I am also so glad they changed to another narrator for this book, as the one for the first book sounded too old. This narrator did a pretty good job.
This book was pretty good and definitely left me wanting to find out more by the end. I thought the storyline was interesting and I liked the characters for the most part. The narrator did a good job with the different accents, however, I felt she sounded too old to be believable as some of the younger characters. I was glad they used other narrators for book 2. Overall, I liked this book and look forward to the rest of this series.
This story was unique and interesting and full of adventure. Parts were predictable but I still really enjoyed it. I had a hard time putting it down because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Narrator was annoying though. She sounded too old and the voices she gave some of the kids was whiny and just plain silly.
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