While I definitely enjoy Maria V. Snyder's books, and I loved this series, this one for me fell just a bit flat in comparison. Not to say I didn't enjoy it, if you've listened to the others in the series, definitely listen to it.
Absolutely, I've thoroughly enjoyed every single one of her other books.
I don't think I could pick a favorite, I think she's a wonderful narrator
I picked this up because 1. It was 2 bucks, and 2. It had really great reviews. Now I'm just confused. I have pretty wide tastes when it comes to books, and am usually willing to give anything a chance, but I couldn't make it with this book.
I started listening to it right after I bought it, but wasn't able to get into it. So I put it aside, thinking that maybe I just wasn't in the mood for a Paranormal book. I went back to it about a week later, but still found myself having a hard time with it. I tried reading the Kindle version, but the formatting was horrible and mashed together. I think part of my problem was that it jumps from each character's pov constantly, and I was occasionally confused about who was thinking what.
I wanted to like it. I tried to like it, but in the end I gave up.
It was a more or less mindless listen. I went in not expecting greatness. The 'hero' was an as*hat, and in my opinion his acts were unforgivable. But, it is fiction, and one has to suspend the whole reality thing and just take it as it is.
Absolutely not. It is one of my favorites.
All the same, I think she's a good narrator, does well with the different voices.
I picked this up with the Kindle Unlimited, so it was utterly free, I'm not sure I'd have been so accepting of its mediocrity had I paid money for it.
Personally I wasn't expecting much. I enjoyed Divergent, but thought Insurgent was just flat filler and didn't do much to move the story along. So going into Allegiant, I only wanted to know the ultimate outcome. Which I got(was expecting such an ending after the brouhaha the fans were in the first few days after it came out), and I can't say I felt much for the major characters. I was more moved by the minor ones.
Overall, I feel indifferent. The series fell flat and ended without a bang.
Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford did a fantastic job narrating it though.
I can't say if it was the story, or my mood. I just couldn't get into this one, I'd been wanting to read it for a while, and after thoroughly enjoying another Kresley Cole novel I went for it. But just didn't grab me like The Arcana Chronicles.
It may have been the overbearing, possessive lead male character that put me off. I normally have no problem with that sort, but this time it was too much.
With three hours left I turned it off and haven't returned. I may go back for another try at a later time.
A somewhat less predictable plot, perhaps? Or maybe a slightly more likable love interest. Generally I think you're supposed to be rooting for the couple to be together, not hoping the girl would be ravaged by Coyotes.
It really started strong, Ezra's thoughts on how everyone has their own tragedy and the story of his best friends, and his own, and well into the first few chapters I really was enjoying it, but then it just became a predictable Coming of Age story.
Personally I'm not a big fan of male narrators, so I can't name any off the top of my head. He did fine with the male voices, but the female voices were pretty rough to listen to. But it could also be that I couldn't get into the story enough to ignore it.
Cassidy. I know that she is a main character, but I really did not care for her. Her personality was too uppity, judgmental and condescending.
I really wanted to like this book, it was suggested as an 'If you liked The Fault in Our Stars -- You'll like this' and I felt this was a poor imitation of John Green. Striving for a touching, intellectual story but it just fell short.
While I didn't absolutely hate the story, it was an evenings entertainment, I rather wish I hadn't opted to get this one.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the two previous books in this series, and am fond of Karen White's narration. But I found this one to be lacking a bit compared to the others. I suppose I liked the suspense of the other two and this one was more of just your standard romance novel feel.
Still very enjoyable though! I will continue with this series.
I really enjoyed the story, and adore the characters and the writing. It is quite a fascinating plot.
My one complaint is Casey Holloway, as a narrator in this one, she was far too robotic, the way she read was choppy and lacking inflection. I had a hard time paying attention to the parts she read because I was so bothered by her(though it wasn't like that in Pure).
This book is about Brie, who dies, literally, from a broken heart. Brie isn’t quite ready to move on, and meets Patrick in the space between moving on, and the real world.
I liked the very beginning of this, thought it was amusing, Brie is talking about love, and claims love is like being eaten alive by a grizzly bear. I’ll admit, that was the reason I got this book, THAT LINE.
Then I got a little ways into it, and was enjoying that chapters were named from song lyrics. But at the same time was thinking ‘What the hell did I get myself into, this is freaking depressing.’
Brie was 15, almost 16, so there were mentions of school, and dances and general teenage life stuff that totally had me going back to those horrifying moments of my teenage years best left forgotten.
Overall, predictable. As far as the basic plot line went. Why Jacob broke up with her, who Patrick really was. There were some amusing parts, cheese themed nicknames, I like! Parts that were really depressing, the people left behind dealing with the death, too close to home for me thank you very much. I can’t say I didn’t like it, but I’m not sure I really liked it either. I think I’m mildly indifferent to it.
Trella is a scrub, and she lives Inside. There are rumors of The Gateway, a way to get Outside, and Trella is looking for it.
I have become quite the fan of Maria V. Snyder of late, and this story didn’t disappoint. The people live Inside, and there are the Uppers, and the Scrubs. Scrubs are the work force, the people that do the cooking, the cleaning, the maintenance. They don’t grow up in families, don’t know who their parents are, and are told that the Uppers live in lavish apartments, and have all they could possibly want, or need.
This story had its moments of sadness, of laughter, of wondering just how the hell Trella was going to get out of the mess she had gotten herself into. I definitely enjoyed this story.
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