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Every bit as good as promised!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

This book is phenomenal! I never saw the movie, but had heard many amazing things about it and was curious. I love movies, but I always enjoy the books so much more and decided to listen to this book instead of watching the movie. I was not disappointed. The story and the main character are so compelling that I found myself on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a brilliantly creative and intelligent story with all the ups, downs, and cliffhangers that make you want to obsessively read/listen to it in one sitting.

I was so disappointed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I loved the first book and, despite the reviews on this one, I decided to give it a try. I figured there had been plenty of times where I disagreed with others on a story. However, this was definitely one of the instances where others were correct. This story did not live up to the first in the series. The characters and plot development felt rushed and incomplete. I found that I no longer liked any of the characters that had been so entertaining and I wasn't all that interested in how everything would play out. It simply wasn't compelling. I didn't think the romantic development was very interesting either, although I can recognize the realities of emotions being fluid when there are other insecurities and life-altering decisions at play. I simply found that the heroine came off as overly insecure and whined too much. Overall, I was so sad that this book wasn't better.

Great story, NOT The Martian, more YA

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

First, I'd like to start off by saying that I loved this book! I found the story interesting and loved the creativity of the trouble and solutions that the main character was able to invent. That being said, I found that the story seemed aimed at a younger audience than The Martian. I felt it was a bit more of a YA novel than its predecessor, which doesn't make it necessarily bad, but it changes the tone. The heroine seemed younger and her exploits felt a bit more like the attention seeking behavior of a teenager. The world created is very interesting and the story was creative, but not nearly as exceptionally unique and amazing as those of The Martian. I would honestly recommend this for a slightly younger reader or for someone who has not read The Martian yet.