Next to the Moonlight Bay books this is my favourite so far. It has well developed and likable characters as well as an interesting and lighthearted story.
Probably, because of the narrator.
Jonas the cat and Merricat. I really liked the relationship between Merricat and Jonas. Even though Merricat obviously is mentally unstable she is a likable character.
She gave all the caracters their own voice and did a good job at conveying emotions. Her narration of the the village villains was especially chilling.
After having listened to this book for a while I realized that the character's inner thoughts, feelings and motivations were more interesting than the plot they were wrapped in. Once I shifted my focus to the inner turmoil of the characters I started loving the book.I like the way Shirley Jackson lets the reader piece together what happened, and why.
Perhaps, if they were anything like the second episode
The dystopic theme of the episode is sort of interesting but the author takes it too far.
The characters behave differently in this episode than in the two previous ones. Some characters, especially Carla, make very strange choices that are out of character based on the first two episodes. The part about the infected, especially the part about Dylan, is over the top. My advice would be to skip this one.
The way Ruby's empathic personality is in conflict with what she is capable of as an Orange Psy makes the story more interesting.
The part about Ruby's arrival in camp is powerfully described and engaging.
She gives life to all characters throughout the book.
The way the author dropped a few clues here and there along the way but still kept us in the dark about what happened right up to the end.
She did a good job throughout the book.
Megan Miranda has written a suspenseful story, focusing on the main character's inner journey. The secondary characters are three dimentional and interesting.
There is a lot of tedious training going on that isn't furthering the plot. I would have liked to see less of that.
It's not as good as the previous books in the series. The first half of the book is interesting but the second half is tiresome and quite dull.
This book is not ment for mystery buffs since it doesn't have a lot of depth but it's nevertheless an enjoyable read. This book makes up the lack of depth with charm. The main character is interesting and I'd like to see what happens to her next.
I found the story of this book kinda dull and the main character pretty passive. I liked the theme of the value of love, family and human connections, though.
It already has a sequal
If you enjoy road trips you should listen to Amy and Roger's Epic Detour instead.
I was happy in general but thought that some things, like the interpretations of the songs, were a bit disappointing.
As a teen I loved the parts with Gollum in the caves.
I remember that I loved this book in my teens and thought I'd give it another go. I didn't enjoy it as much as I did when I was younger, probably because it lacks the depth of character that could be found in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (which I read as an adult). The Hobbit is much easier to read than The Lord of the Rings trilogy so if you liked the movies but thought the books were hard to get through you should start with The Hobbit instead.
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