Follows up perfectly to Book 2. I enjoy all the characters. I find I really like Khristine Hvam for the main character as well as all the characters. She gives each one their own voice. Grim, the catshe, is so smug and she translates this well. Could have ended w/ Book 3 but, there is Book 4 to read so don't stop. Enjoyable, action packed, romantic and ends strong.
This is a disturbing story but so worth the read. I found myself hating the aunt yet frustraited w/Emma at times. It's a very real, raw story of physical abuse.
I wasn't a fan of the following book, Barely Breathing. It's not a horrid story it's just...unrealistic. I felt after all Emma went through she'd have been smarter, wiser. The relationship between Emma & Evan was difficult for me as she ...
... SPOILER ....
... she still doesn't turn to the one person aside from her best friend, Sara, with the truth of her feelings and whats going on with her mother. It seems odd to me that they've been dating this long and have been through enough emotional turmoial that she wouldn't turn to and/or trust Evan. It's just me.
Loved the short story. It wets your lips for the upcoming book, Firefight.
Same narrater so same perfect delivery of the characters.
Looking forward to book 2 in January.
I read a review that said, "Read this first!" You do NOT have to do that. I read all 3 in the original series first then read this one. I can't say reading this book first will do you any good really, in reference to understanding anything prior to reading it in order of release date. I liked this book and I felt at peace w/how the plague/illness started. I would have liked to have learned more about what Thomas and the others did while in the care of WICKED. It wouldn't have made a difference to the story, it's just what I was curious about. No big.
This will show you how the world breaks down more so than Book 2 & 3. Very interesting and well worth the read. I gave the 4 stars on "story" only because I wanted to hear more about Thomas during his stay w/WICKED. That's all.
Molly Harper wrote it and Amanda Ronconi read it, need I say more? These two just go together.
Its fun loving, laughable characters and situations keep you wanting more.
Book 3 of the Maze Runner. Loved it. Many questions answered. Wrapped up respectfully. You will have closure on what happens to your beloved characters. I'm happy I finally ignored certain reviews (only a few bad ones) and took a leap of faith.
Very good ending to the series.
Great follow up to Book 1. Still confusing but in a good way. Exciting adventure. Awesome action. Well worth continuing this series.
I nearly missed out a fantastic series because for months I let a small few negative reviews sway me. One specific review sated that teenagers couldn't possibly be so stupid.
IGNORE any review that rates these under 3.5 *'s.
This series tells a compelling story where the "whats really going on here" stays hidden from you un til the very end. You have ideas & theories of your own as with any book you read. However, this one keeps you unsure till the end. I like a book w/action, mystery and suspence that you can't see through early to midway through.
The teenagers mentioned above aren't stupid. You have to read/listen to it to understand why they don't grasp whats happened to them. I'm not going to ruin it for you. If you saw the movie and thought, huh, wonder what they left out...TONS! So much is answered for you. Well, much is answered anyway. If you hated the entire premise of the movie than don't read/listen.
The narrater is fantastic, giving each character a true voice.
I read this book upon a recommendation from a friend. She peaked my interest w/this line, "I don't want to ruin anything thing about this book but seriously, God shows up as this warm, kind black woman like from Touched by an Angel." I was all in.
This book is to be read as a parable, not as a true story. It is a book that will completely remove your mind from it's faith box. It's not pro one faith or the other as far as Christianity goes. Baptist, Chatholic, Lutheron etc. It sincerely opened my mind, my heart and gave me an understanding of the Trinity I desperetly needed.
You read it and make your own decision. The author did a fantastic job bringing the characters alive and the narrator only made it easier to connect.
I'm looking forward to starting Book 1 (this was Book 0.5). I downloaded the rest of the series, even preordered Book 4 (September 2) as well as the kindle versions. This is an interesting story about a young girl rescued & turned into an assassin. It's reminiscent of the tv show Nikita only w/ Kings, Queens and Kingdoms. I liked the idea of it all and found the story interesting.
My only confusion or thing I graple with is this young girl is an assassin, how is it w/ her caution, care & training does she not catch on to the betrayal she is delt. I give her a pass based upon the fact that she is 16 when this story starts. I'm hoping to see her mature through out these next books.
Performance: Please forgive me, I'm picky. I'm an Emma Galvin, Therese Plummer fan. Some review I've read dislike my chosen narrators. It's just me. I feel Evans read Celina a bit too snotty but the voice for her is perfect. Make sense? I don't like how nasty she reads her at times when I feel Celina may have been being defencive not a brat. Her male voices are awful. But I'm sticking w/the audible & kindle version as I enjoy the story. Evans isn't horrid perhaps not my cup of tea is all.
I truly adore anything by Molly Harper. Seriously, what's not to love? This is another who-dun-it w/mystery, solid characters, a great story build. It'll keep you guessing. If you're into the serious mysteries than this may not be for you. This is a fun read, gal pals, wealthy friends & a past murder or was it? It's spooky but won't keep you up at night. I preordered this & will preorder anything by Molly.
Between the author & narrator you can't go wrong.
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