The only other book from Brandon Sanderson I've read was Elantris, and it was amazing. Compared to that, and maybe some of his other works, this may be too "young" for some adults, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have found lately that a majority of YA books tend to be super predictable, with blatant foreshadowing, and I need to remember to avoid them. This book (so far) hasn't fallen into that category. It seems as though we're going through a super heroes phase (as opposed to vampires/werewolves) as of late, and if you're enjoying it, this is an excellent take that's refreshing and unique. It may be a bit less complex and "adult", but it certainly isn't juvenile.
I love that the story is completely unique. Normally this would be a dark and gloomy sort of topic, but this book had me wondering if I was rooting for the stereotypical "hero" or "villain". It was a fun and easy "read".
I loved Jessica's work!!!! It's such a turn off for me when a female narrator has a wimpy man voice for male characters, or a male narrator has a shrill woman voice for female characters. Jessica was fantastic. They were unique enough for different characters without any of them sounding false, or obviously from the same narrator. Because of her, I was able to just enjoy the book.
I read the reviews of all three books beforehand and was worried about what I would find with the last two. The reviews all seemed to say that Scorch & most particularly Rogue were big flops. I do feel like in the end some of the characters acted out of line with the type of people they were made out to be in the first 80% of the series. The end of the series was slightly disappointing and didn't seem very well "wrapped up". However, it was an entertaining ride.
I wasn't so sure about this series after the last book, and had a hard time getting into it. Once I did get into it... It was worth it. This book picked up steam and took off! I feel even more convinced that I just must not be a fan of the middle book in trilogies because I was about to write this one off. I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just day that the action picks back up in this one. I loved it!
The fact that the characters and lifestyles of this world are so completely foreign, but so similar to ours is hard to grasp. I constantly find myself cursing like they would, or saying their phrases... I forget that Marabor, Novron, Arista, Royce, and Hadrian aren't real.
I absolutely love the characters, love the world that has been created for them, and love that in general the characters stay true to what they are. However, there have been times where I want to skip ahead because I feel like things are being over explained, or just... Over emphasized. I do love the writing, but at times I am disappointed that he continues to rehash certain circumstances, or explanations of why people act a certain way. If you've made it this far, you shouldn't have to be reminded constantly of the general circumstances of this world. At least not the ones that have clearly been explained from different perspectives. I also feel like the story has climaxed too soon. I guess I'll see at the end of Heir of Novron.
I love the characters most of all. The entire premise is entertaining, and unique, but the characters won me over.
I've literally laughed out loud multiple times, and I find myself fully invested in the characters. They seem very real, genuine, and consistent in their actions to the type of people they are written to be.
I absolutely love this series. They are fun, refreshing, and all around entertaining. There were a few times that the characters frustrated me, but for the most part it's a fun read.
Yes. It's a great story, and the narrator was fantastic. It's always a good sign when I can tell which character is talking by the sound of their voice.
Even though the story was very gripping, there were a couple of times that it felt disjointed. Overall a great read.
Top 5 for sure. I love how it's unique, but not so out there that I can't connect with the characters at all.
I found this book to be a refreshing change from the main stream sci-fi/fantasy genre by existing in a completely different world. To me the story feels seamless, and well thought out from the beginning. I have recommended it to all my friends, and haven't had any negative response.
I would because it takes me to a world far different from my own. Being set in London and in a different era brings a charm that I can't resist.
He has done such a fantastic job that I could follow the characters before it said who was speaking. I honestly kept forgetting that it was one man doing all the voices. Fantastic!! I can't emphasize enough how much I enjoyed listening to him. His accents for the different characters from Wales, USA, or the different areas in England were all clear and concise. Such a fantastic job, I'd listen to him reading the phone book for hours on end if I could.
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