I have to admit I allowed myself to get caught up by the hype, unfortunately that is all it was, HYPE. Overall the actual writing flowed but that’s as positive as I can get. The plot was and characters were cliché and agonizingly predictable.
As far as the narration is concerned I thought the Roxanne Hernandez and Blas Kisic did not fit the characters they were voicing causing the narration to fall flat. The only silver lining is that they both spoke Spanish very well; I have a sneaking suspicion that’s the only requirement they need to fill in order to qualify for this gig. Roxanne Hernandez has a very adult voice for the teenager she was portraying, to mask this she seemed to put on an annoying voice, as for Blas Kisic he has a middle age man’s voice and was completely unapologetic about it which throw me off since the character he voiced was eighteen.
I really wanted to like this book but I cannot say I will ever re-read this or much less recommend it to anyone.
The story was well written, has great character development, the actual story flows well and the narrators fit the characters. All and all a good read for someone who enjoys this genre. With all that said I cannot say that I enjoyed this book. Just one of those rare books that although it covered all the bases but was not my cup of tea.
I should also warn that the ending was disappointing but some people don’t mind a story that does not end neatly.
What a disappointment. I really enjoyed Graceling and decided to buy Fire right after I finished it. What a mistake!
I hated everything about this book. The plot and the characters did not hold my interest.
What's the point?
The plot quickly gets lost in the endless characters and drawn out dialogs.
By the way what is the deal with all of the love interests?
Although this book is way better than Hunted (Book #5) I don't think that I will continue reading this series.
Cassandra Morris did a good job narrating The Darkest Powers series not so much on this book.
Not what I expected and that is probably what I liked most. The plot was well thought out and fabulously put together. It was full of twists and turns and totally had me going.
The narrator was subpar but I got over it.
This was obviously supposed to be a transitional
book but the problem is that it is so hastily
put together that it just ends up being boring
and drawn out. The book goes nowhere fast. Save
your credit this is a waste.
I picked this book up because of Guillermo Del Toro.
I was expecting something fresh and new but ended up with a mix of Dracula meets CSI meets Blade, which was not bad.
The story is well written but at times becomes a bit much with all of the detailed explanations.
On the whole the story flows and does not alienate the reader.
Ron Perlman did a fantastic job reading.
I will definitely be picking up the next installment of the trilogy.
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