This is so typical of Card's work. Superbly hyped, by extremely disappointing. The story drags on and on. The only good thing I can say is that it is not out right plagiarrism like some of his other writings
Jumps and skips all over for the first half which makes it hard to follow. I had to go back several times to try to figure out how they got to where they were but it didn't help. It is almost like they skipped every other page in the reading. Beside that it was just plain boring. All sex, no relationship building.
My sister recommeded this author. So I tried one when it went on a 4.95 sale. She writes like a child and throws in some "adult" scenes for some unknown reason. What is she 14 or 15 years old? I read a wide variety of genres, but this book fails no matter what genre you try to fit it into. There is MUCH better out there if you are looking for Young Adult, Romance, Mystery, Adventure, or whatever.
It took me the better part of a year to finish this book. The first 35 hours or so were mostly boring. I purchased this and a couple other books by this author sight unseen on a 4.95 sale. I'll listen to them all eventually simply because I've bought them.
The premise of the book is good but there is way too much uneccesary detail bogging down the story and the build up takes much too long. An abridged version that trims most of the "gristle" would likely rate 4 - 5 stars
Report Inappropriate Content