The best thing I can say about this audio book is that the narrator was phenomenal! I loved the concept of the story and the characters, however, I felt that the profanity and crassness took away from the potential beauty of the novel. Yes, that made it more realistic when portraying the characters, but I think that there are ways to do that without cheapening the literary quality with cussing and crudeness. I also found much of the character development to be long and drawn out with insignificant details to the point that I would get bored waiting until it got to the meat of the story.
While it was very predictable and went exactly where you expected it to, there were still plenty of twists and fun adventure along the way. An enjoyable final book to the series. My only wish was that it would have given less detail on getting to the still blue, and more detail about what it was like living there.
While book 1 followed Ismae's story, this one followed Sybella's, and I assume the last book will follow Annith. Sybella's story was plagued by her father's dark and twisted hold on the lives of many. She was strong and courageous and took the reader on an adventure that was heartbreaking and triumphant over and over again. This book makes you feel many emotions and become strongly attached to the characters. I found this book way easier to follow than book 1, as it is much less focused on all the political players (whom I had a hard time keeping track of) and focuses in on Sybella as a delicate and strong person.
This was yet another fun read, full of adventure and twists and turns. I only gave it 4 stars, instead of 5 like I gave the first two books, because for some reason I didn't like it quite as much as the first two. I think maybe because there was so much mystery in the first two and in this one, you kind of know where it's headed. That's not to say that there aren't plenty of smaller twists and surprises, but ultimately, you now know what major things have to happen and you kind of expect them.
Narration was great, as it was in the first two books. Overall, I really love this whole series and I'm looking forward to the next book.
I agree that this book is a mix between the Hunger Games and Game of Thrones, but I have to say that it isn't nearly as good as either of those books. It is a pretty entertaining book overall, though. My only complaint was the juvenile way that Celaena dealt with anything good or bad that happened in her life. But I guess that's what you get with a YA book, and Celaena was only 18, after all. It was a fun story that kept me interested and guessing most of the time. I would recommend it. The narrator was pretty good, too.
I really loved this book. The story was very well written, creative and had plenty of suspense, action and even a bit of love. The only reason I gave the story 4 stars is because I did get a tiny bit bored a couple times with all the politics and it was also hard to remember who each character was and what role they played in the court. Narration was great and I would definitely recommend this book!
While I wasn't exactly bored during this book, I wasn't really entertained either. It doesn't go very deep or develop the characters much. Kind of shallow in my opinion. Narration was dull. Everything was just OK, but not great.
I really enjoyed this whole series, however, this book was a little slower and some parts dragged on a bit too long. I really thought the romance that began in the last book took so long to get established that the heat of it kind of fizzled by the time they could finally be together. All in all, though, it was still really good and kept me entertained the whole time. I did not like the 2 narrators for the last book, though. I felt like the parts from Hector's perspective were a little boring and his voice didn't really fit the part. It seemed unnecessary to add Hector's point of view for this book. I liked it better just from Elisa's point of view.
I really liked the story and concept for this book, but something about it just kept me from getting really into it. I wasn't really on the edge of my seat or dying to read the next book. Maybe it was the narration, especially Pressia's narrator, but it seemed kind of blah and tired a lot of the time, even when big events were happening. Maybe one day I will try the second book but for now, it's not really piquing my interest.
This was by far the best book of the series. I couldn't stop listening! The whole time I was dying to know what was going to happen next. It held me in suspense, gripped my heart and kept me wanting to hear more. Great story and narration.
Right when I started listening I could tell that this was going to be a good book. From the very beginning it held my attention and as the journey progressed, I was hooked. Very entertaining story that had a lot of fun and unexpected twists and turns along the way. Great narration too.
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