This reminds me of the Host BUT its good!! It's not 5,000 pages of boring emptiness. It keeps your attention and isn't pretentious like Ms. Meyers book. I enjoyed the characters and their struggles. A bit of a lovey story was annoying (only bc I don't like them) but was bearable bc it wasn't all frilly and obnoxious again like the Host was bleck! I generally like when books change points of view but for some reason I didn't enjoy that aspect in this book I liked Cassie's POV and found myself enjoying those chapters more than others. All in all s good book but not something I will obsess about!
:( I loved loved loved Divergent. The concept of the factions practically made my eyes sparkle in honest gratitude for such a fresh new concept. I still appreciate that concept in Insurgent but my eyes are now rolling. This whole book could be two chapters. Each huge event that should have been so powerful (ie if and how she will talk about Will) it just sort of happens then its like okay moving on. These are young adults everything is a big deal but they seem to just not get worked up. Give me some drama!!! That's why I read young adult!!
Another great recommendation from my sister I loved the concept of the factions!! It does remind me of Hunger Games but less intense and more concepts and facets to the story. I will definitely be reading the next in this series!!
Ok I have to get this out of my system....why does she talk like a hillbilly!!! You can make people sound uneducated without making it torture to read!! Anyways she doesn't talk much thank goodness. I like that she is a firecracker loner and a young girl lead. If you have a weak stomach and/or want believability this book is not for you. Did I mention it's torture how Temple speaks?!?! Ok good. I like that she kicks male butt and takes names. It is true there is not much Z action but I actually enjoy that just as much. I'm split down the middle with this one. If you love Temple, the female lead, you will love this book. Never mind she just started talking a ton she is annoying, stupid and rude. I don't know why anyone would risk their safety for her she is a crazy person! When she is not talking things are much better! I'm pretty sure she calls a mentally challenged man Dumby the whole book as well. She is a complete idiot who is loose and I'm not sure what is appealing about her to men.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book soooo excited about this series!!! Ok so I'm a Coben fan! I think he is a genius writer combining well written plots, characters and wit. But I have to admit I got a bit sick of the Myron Bolitar series and gave Coben up for good (or so I thought). I thought I would get back into him when I wondered onto these YA books. What?!??! Coben+YA= the best!! I know! I was very excited too! So we follow Mickey Bolitar who just so happens to be the nephew of....you got it!!....Myron Bolitar! This book is fantastic! Mickey is beyond like able he is downright impossible not to love. He befriends kids Ema (Emma's nickname from a bully) and Spoon (a nickname from Mickey) both of these friends are quirky, full of personality and hilarious. Mickey being the tall jock at a new school should be friends with the dull popular people (I used to be a pop highschooler we are boring!!) but instead Corben has him befriend these colorful and caring outcasts. So besides loving the well developed characters the plot is just as rich. It doesn't really seem young adult bc I was engulfed and challenged. The story is easy to follow and does not lose interest at any point. It is chalked full of several themes,plot stories and character development without being confusing!! (I don't know how Coben does this!) I'm already on to the next in this series and would suggest this book to any crime thriller fans!
Coben does not let me down in this next book of the Mickey Bolitar series! We get to know Ema and Spoon more in this book which is so enjoyable! The crime plot is much more simple in this book less twists and turns but I enjoyed that bc it seems more realistic after the craziness in the last book! Coben has be laugh out loud as usual for all his books. Mickey is so stinking likeable!! These are easy reads but only because they are extremely well written not bc they are YA. This series is fast paced each chapter keeps you enthralled and never bored!!
I would have given it 5 stars if the ending were not incomplete. I loved this story I even got scared at parts which takes me a lot to get spooked but it really wraps you in. There were so many interesting story lines that never got wrapped up at the end I was so disappointed but I still loved the story just be ready for a let down at the end and many questions left hanging! If she would have just written one more chapter would have been 5 stars and fab! Can't wait for the next book in the series!
(Review written while reading the book and after desperately needing an easy good read) In the after.....opposed to the before. So loving this book it's like Revolution (tv show) plus aliens!! I love female main characters and adding to my love Amy is obsessed with books AND books I like!! Anyways so this book is well written and almost journal style. Normally I would complain about the lack of emotion (duration of mourning) but she is so young it almost works bc she is pretty much traumatized at such a young age. I found it interesting the author is focusing on the not talking aspect of being a survivor (cool and new angle for post-apocalyptic books). Baby is an interesting character as well. Things are a bit vague but I'm digging it maybe I'm in just a weird mood but I am really enjoying this story of aliens (that just act like zombies) taking over kinda and maybe eating everyone. So far nothing is very clear but that is kinda spooky and cool in a way. Very interested to learn more about "them".
I don't want this book to end :( the beginning is very straight forward easy read. You have to suspend belief but really get over it! The second half of the book can be a bit confusing. It starts to go back in forth in time (or so I think) and move toward the end of the book which we will hopefully learn where the two perspectives of Amy collide!! :D review of end to come! Ok so the ending....I almost had that OMG the whole book is ruined this sucks but it was pulled together. You learn a lot about lingering questions and wow do you look forward to the next book. Like I'm for real depressed thinking how long I will have to wait!! It gets back to the Amy I love and kinda like the beginning if y'all like that! Although it does leave things hanging for a next book I was very happy (unlike many series) that they tied up loose ends alluded at the entire book. Easy read+YA+female lead+weird killer creatures+post apocalyptic+tiny romance=A Emily Goodread!!
Quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators!! Loved her in this book, Gone Girl and Tell Me! She is fantastic and I so appreciate her narration as it can make or break an audiobook!
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