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First off the narration was horrible for this book. So I had to imagine reading the lines myself to give the book feeling. The narrator sounds like a robot. I couldn't tell when we went from past to present. The words were all monotone, except in the male voices. But still, the jumping back and forth was lost on me because I couldn't hear the change that you probably can see in the actual book.
That being said, I still kind of liked the book but hated it at the same time. I think the author had a great story line, it was just hard to follow the fact that the main character lost her mother and that tragedy was not conveyed very well. Nikki is gone for 6 months and when she reappears, it's all blamed on her being a drug addict. I am sorry, but if my kid were gone for 6 months, I wouldn't care if they were on drugs. I would be so happy at their return that I would be more involved in their life. This was the opposite. The dad just didn't seem to have enough to do with her. Her family ties do not feel strong at all yet it was her mothers death and her boyfriends so called betrayal that sent her into the Underneath.
I do not know anything about the author but I felt like the story was written by my 14 year old daughter. Who spends to much time on details that do not matter and not enough on those that do. I felt myself giving up several times and thinking, "Get to the point". But then we all have to remember this is a book for YA and they may like the details of this book.
I am still undecided if I want to venture on to the second book. I started this series because this book was on sale as part of getting interest in new series. I am not hooked enough to care about what happens in the second book. Maybe I will wait till the third one has released before investing anymore time in this series.
Sorry, couldn't come up with a headliner.
This book is a continuation of the relationship for Lanie and Hudson. Now that she's moving in she has someone else set on breaking them up. Of course you don't have to throw stones very far as this series has several characters putting the odds against them, of course.
I thought it was a lot of the same. They get in a fight, they have sex and make up for 5 minutes. Then she's upset again and they fight and have sex again. It pretty much goes like that until the climax of this story.
I think if your looking for a lusty novel that keeps your ears and face burning, this will do it. Great series.
I know a lot of people will compare this to 50 shades. But isn't that what a lot of people are looking for? Well this series and couple will not disappoint. Seeing as the 4th book in the series is the delicious twist that will set this series apart from the rest.
Hudson. Doesn't his name really say it all? Well the only thing is the author doesn't spend any time making you wonder about him. He's always agreeable always the perfect man. Makes you go hmmmmm? But that leaves you with Lanie and all her insecurities that she has to overcome.
If your looking for sex, this book has plenty of it. Like once, twice.. maybe three times each chapter? I may be exaggerating but there is non-stop lust fest in this book.
The narrator is absolutely perfect for the book and she has my attention from the get go.
Maybe this book would be better if I just pick it up on paperback and read it without this narrators annoying and breathy voice.
I can't even finish the book it's so horrible. There are lot's of men who could have read this book and yet I feel like the worst man was found to do the job. He reminds me of my husband when he makes fun of romance novels and talks in a tone that makes me very uncomfortable.
The main lead is suppose to be jockey and a good looking guy. The voice here makes him sound like a complete perv who spends all his time at a computer screen looking at pictures of underage girls. He totally misses the concept of the character of this book.
Listener Beware! UGH!!
It's like being set up on a date by your parents and it going horribly wrong.
I decided to check out this book because a friend posted the trailer for the moving that is coming out next month. The preview you looked very interesting and I think this is one of those books where the movie will really bring the book to life.
The Maze Runner starts off with a very confused Thomas being lifted up into the glade of the maze. When he wakes up he has no idea of what's going on and he's lost all his memories. He's very curious but has nagging feelings that he's been here before or knows more than his mind will let him trigger. He's no longer there a day when Teresa is sent up into the maze as well only she's unconscious. She gives them a message that this is the end of things and 50 young boys slowly start to get picked off one by one by the keepers of the maze. So they want a way out fast, only thing is when they get stung by a "Griever", their memories start to come back and they remember that the outside world is worse than what they are dealing with now.
It's surely to be an interesting series and I am off to read book 2, where we find out more of what's happened to the outside world.
I want to say it was good but I can't say it was great. I liked it but I didn't like it too, because the book kind of dragged in parts and I listened because I purchased the credit.
It's weird being in a half way spot on a book. I am either all in or all out. But this book was like a maze and I like a good maze. Though parts of it were predictable and I would like to say it never hinted toward the end, but it did. If you pay attention to what her father has to say.
All in all I liked the different character voices but when they each had to imitate the other voice it was a little weird. The detective's voice reminds me of an old classy movie voice.
Something out the Twilight Zone.
I think what annoyed me the most is the mother is a submissive house wife who never stands up to her husband. When she finally does of course all the damage has been done years prior.
I love Moriarty's book. They are so close to things that could actually happen. This book just makes me think how adults never really grow up from being little kids. Our drama is just packaged differently.
This was a good book, hooks you right from the start and rolls out the story to you slowly, giving you clues you think you can guess but never seeing the ending.
This is my second book by Moriarty, the narrator was perfect for both, couldn't stop listening.
It's always cool to get a back story or more information on past and present characters. Being a fan of Tess and Will, I really enjoyed this one. It gives you glimpse into their son, James.
Yes, it takes this whole book for her to finally stop being sad, mopy and blaming herself but it's all worth it because the devil is in the house and he has her heart. Who doesn't like a girl who always falls for the bad guys. But this just means we see the other side of Warner.
I couldn't stop listening, I got it done in less than a day. On to book 3!
It's been a long time since I could brag so much about a narrator. They are so important!! Kate Simses makes this book amazing. I can't imagine how I would feel about this book if anyone read for me. She's perfect. Perfection.
Favorite quote: Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
Tahereh's writing is like poetry and art being painted into your brain. She is very descriptive and you can't be lost at all unless your mind is just to tired for this kind of active writing. Kate Simses voice immediately pulled me in, she was perfect for the main character and I really hope to find other books she has narrated. (Not sure if you are like me when it comes to figuring out who the narrators are but I recognized her voice and had to google her, turns out she was recently on a show called Mixology and I adored her character and her voice, more of her please!!).
The obsession of the bad guy is a little over the top but hey, what are YA books for? :)
I didn't know it when I first picked up this book that it would end up being like an X-men or comic book hero's. But hey, I can't wait to see where Mafi takes this.
I am on to book two since I heard it was just as good as book one. Even though I was hooked on this book from the start, it was a little teeny boppy at times and made the book a little slow at points, but I figured it's because we are getting to know the characters. Hopefully the action is way better and more believable in book two.
I have read so man who hated the narrations. I actually enjoyed them. I guess because I know who they are. Sophie Turner from Games of Thrones and Jason Dohring from Veronica Mars. I guess since I was already a fan of them, it made it easier for me to follow their voices. I tried to go back and listen to the book before this one and I couldn't. The narration was so different it made it difficult to listen to the book all over again. So the narrations are drastic differences.
Finally we have come to an end and it's not disappointing at all. On top of finally finishing this story, you get some closure to The Infernal Devices and then of course we are being led into the next series. So it's not really over. The story continues.
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