Skinny is such a wonderful read and although I started reading the book, I had a lengthy car ride that caused me to switch over to the audio. I found several of Ms. Morton's vocal characterizations to be most annoying. Ultimately, I was happy to get it to my destination and return to the text.
I found the story interesting, but, I also found that the author's writing style was, at times, frustrating. In the middle of all the action as I wanted to race through the adventure and ran right into a wall of extra information, I repeated multiple times, "Get to the point" or "Just tell me what happens next." I don't necessarily need an author to be so descriptive. Part of the fun of reading is that we all bring our own ideas to the table and all come up with a slightly different picture. Holmberg left no detail to the imagination and I found it a bit cumbersome.
Still, an enjoyable read and a fun series to explore.
The first thing that surprised me was having a female main character being read by a male.
If you choose this audio book you will hear an un-edited copy, where all versions of a particular passage are heard. (Generally, the performer gives two versions.)
I finished because the story was quirky enough to warrant my time, but really Audible - Fix This!!!!!
This is the first time I have ever put off finishing a book just because I knew the story would be over when I finished. I did not want this one to end.
Such a wonderfully enjoyable series.
I was probably half way through Shatter Me and had decided I would finish, but go no further. Upon completion, I am ready to listen to the rest of the series just as quickly as I can. I love Juliette and Adam and I can't wait to hear the rest of their story.
Beware - I had to listen to from beginning to end.
If you have read L H A, you know the power of this writer and her attention to honest detail. Wintergirls will not disappoint.
Just a bit too repetitive for me. I wish the author had assumed that if I was reading Horde I knew the back stories and did not have to hear it again with every battle. Everyone's stories were tied up neatly.
If it looks like a duck and acts like a duck, then it must be a . . . well Outpost is the second book of a series and it acts just like one!
Outpost is repetitive - for the reader who did not bother with Enclave it must be great, for me - not so much.
Outpost also ended like the second book of a series - push me out to the edge and leave me there hanging, for me - too painful.
And for me, a sap, I'm not happy when you mess with relationships that need not be messed with.
So, I give Outpost a 3.5...
After having multiple students suggest I read Enclave I relented. I am so very glad I did. Enclave was a pleasure to listen to. Often times when listening to a book I will walk out of the room without pausing the book. I did not do that with Enclave, I did not want to miss any of the action. I will be reading the rest of the series.
If you start with the title, you might think you have a good idea of where this tale is going. However, you would be wrong; Cinder is so much more. Fairytale, sci-fi, romance, bildungsroman, there is just so much to this story. I have not been so completely captivated by a book is some time. A great read!!!
It is not easy to find books for male teenagers, however, I believe Keeper is going to engage my students. I have no interest in soccer and was totally captivated.
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