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Most the time there is a dip in book 2 in series. There is a bit of story that is needed to fill the gap. But "Torn" was definitely an improvement to the series.
Wendy is forced away from her human home and taken to another kingdom where she finds that her dad is indeed not dead. Though stunned and happy to find out she has a father, she quickly learns that what he wants her to do with her life was no better than what she left when she ran from her mother.
Rescued and taken home, she is now even more entangled in what she must do to save the kingdom her mother has protected and the lives she has come to know. Now torn between two loves and a man she doesn't love but is obligated to marry, her life is just a bit messy for a princess.
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.
This book will wrench your heart out, make you mad and cry! What a beautiful set of characters and reflection of what it is to be a hero and a killer. Just an amazing book that makes it really hard to wait to get to the last book.
The lesson Karou has to learn during this book is hypocrisy, but what does anyone and everyone want to do, when the people they love have died? Avenge them. So off she goes to avenge her family and remember who she is but sacrifice herself during it all?
Just a true roller coaster rider. Amazingly written and perfectly narrated.
First, yes, go back and listen to the other two books before listening to this one. I read a review where the girl did not and thought to myself, I need to reacquaint myself with the characters and I am so glad I did. Because yes, this book does introduce new characters that add a spin on this book that makes me wish it was already made into a movie. I really hope it does get made into a movie!
I don't want to give any spoilers for the book but just want to say I love the narrator to death! She really made this book come alive for me, so thank you Khristine Hvam.
I am so happy that the last book has come out after being with this series from the start, it's been a long couple of years waiting and for those who get to start with the first and finish within a week, I am super jealous. But happy my love affair with this series lasted so long.
This was a great ending and maybe even a spin off to another series of books? Hmmmm?
Great job, Laini Taylor.
I found this book to be a total waste of my time. I bought into the high star ratings and totally regret the purchase. The book had more details than needed, more like a filler.
I found nothing interesting about the story or the plot. It took over 2 hours just to get past the first part of the book.
The narrator has a nice sound to her voice, but she sounds like a computer, so that may be why this book dragged on and on and on an on... and you know what's next? On and on and on and on... yep that's what the book felt like.
This book is predictable, boring, slow and just one of the worst things I have wasted a credit on in a long time.
I was really hoping for a good book.
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