Overall, I thought this was a nice addition to the series, although I found this one a little less... creepy as the others. Honestly, the WOW factor iOverall, I thought this was a nice addition to the series, although I found this one a little less... creepy as the others. Honestly, the WOW factor in the Touch Series for me was the whole stalking bit. I was kept up late reading just for the suspense, not ever knowing what was going to happen next. Unfortunately, with Deadly Little Voices, I did not get the creep factor. I didn't find myself ENTHRALLED with the story line as I usually am, and the whole Jack and Jill thing I found pretty anti-climatic. That being said, I still enjoyed this book simply because of the character and relationship growth we see. I was thinking about Camelia and I can honestly say that she is one of the few heroines I have no bone to pick with. I think she has appropriate reactions to things, and isn't the overly confident/strong or dramatically weak heroine we see often portrayed. She is, well, normal, and I love to see that kind of girl portrayed in YA novel. One part of the book I enthusiastically enjoyed was her growing relationship with her mentally unstable Aunt Alexia. I can definitely see how Alexia could become even more of a key factor in the conclusion to the series. And the boys... ah Adam and Ben. Stolarz has really got me torn between two AWESOME boys for Camelia. Adam has really grown on me, and I find his supportiveness just so sweet. If Camelia doesn't end up with him, I can definitely see him being an awesome BFF for her, because you can tell he really cares for her. As for Ben, well of course I was royally pissed with him for about half the book, what with his standoffish tendencies, but towards the end of the book I was practically begging for him to confess his feelings to Camelia. WHY BEN WHY! Anywho, I really look foward to seeing how things end up for our dear Camelia in the final book, and am hoping for just a tad increase to the creepy factor! I am certainly ready to see an end to the series and have some closure on Camelia's life....more
**spoiler alert** I am breathless. This was one heck of a thrill ride and boy, oh boy, does Lauren Oliver have a way with words! She utilizes such bea**spoiler alert** I am breathless. This was one heck of a thrill ride and boy, oh boy, does Lauren Oliver have a way with words! She utilizes such beautiful language to keep me hanging on every moment to the world (and characters) she's created. She sure knows how to create emotion, beautiful, ugly, raw as it may be.
Here is a sign that I know this book is amazing: I am heartbroken, not annoyed, at the love triangle element. I am not a typical fan of love triangles. Like many I find them played out, melodramatic, unneccesary. BUT,most love triangles are not so well written as Lauren Oliver's.
NOW keep in mind I read Delirium almost a year ago, but in Pandemonium I did not find myself missing Alex as much as most readers. While I distinctly remember being absolutely infatuated with him after finishing the first book, I found myself easily falling for the new love interest, Julian, (beautifully innocent and sweet)without much inner turmoil. I have to say I was already near tears as I reached the last page of the book, just because I was so swept up in Lena and Julian's blossoming love. Of course, I knew that happiness could not last. When it was revealed that Alex was alive, I was both stunned and devastated. Why? Because now I know that one of their hearts must be broken. And that kills me because I have grown to love both male leads in their own special way.
Okay, so there's my bit. Of course I could say so much more about this book, but let's be honest, this book is about love. And so I'm gonna just say that I cannot wait until Requim. Meanwhile you may find me clutching my copy of both Delirium and Pandemonium, slowly dying inside while trying to figure out which man I love more......more
I didn't feel particularly connected to this book. The characters were poorly developed and I didn't really feel like I ever got to know Charlie. SheI didn't feel particularly connected to this book. The characters were poorly developed and I didn't really feel like I ever got to know Charlie. She wasn't particularly funny, strong or even normal. She was just kind of... one dimensional. The premise was pretty interesting what with the different languages for the different classes, but I felt like so many plot details went unattended for. Like why did Angela never speak or why did she just start to at the end? What was up with what Max's guards said to Brooklyn at the club? And why the heck was Max so "intrigued" with Charlie. Honestly, their relationship never struck a chord with me, and I found myself extremely confused as to why Max suddenly felt so strongly about Charlie. Now, I am a huge fan of Kimberly Derting's Body Finder series, but I just can't see myself reading the rest of this series. I was just not drawn in enough......more
I had heard some pretty fantastic reviews for this book, and, for the most part, Legend lived up to its hype. The story was very compelling, I reallyI had heard some pretty fantastic reviews for this book, and, for the most part, Legend lived up to its hype. The story was very compelling, I really enjoyed the split narrative and the whole development of the Legend world. June was a fantastic heroine, quick whitted and strong. I felt like every action she took was appropriate to the situation, and she wasn't an overly unemotional or masculine heroine like I tend to find in dystopian or action novels. The thing that was realy difficult about this book was how difficult it was to pick a side-- June or Day. (Although of course you didn't need to towards the end of the book.) Day was probably my favorite character-- street smart, handsome, rebellious and compassionate in just the right doses. His chapters were so high-paced and action-driven, I found myself really drawn to his story and his character. When June and Day met, well I think what June says at the end of the book is an accurate assumption. They were basically the gender counterparts of each other, born into different circumstances. Their attraction and friendship was very convincing and I enjoyed their interactions very much.
One of my favorite elements of the book was the brother characters. Metias and John were such perfect archetypes of the older, protective brother, and I was nearly driven to tears by their interactions with June and Day. Just that one story from June about Metias taking care of her when she was sick, and I was completely infatuated with him. I'm very sad not to be able to see any more from him in the rest of the series (for obvious reasons). As for John... well I loved him (impossible not to, yeah?) and as for the way the plot developed around his character.... :(
The only thing I could ask for? More. I just needed the envelope to be pushed a little bit more than it was. I needed more suspense and action, more creepy-government control and definitely more romance. I suspect this is to come in the rest of the series, and from what I saw in Legend, I believe the plot will only grow thicker. I'm definitely looking for a deepening of June and Day's relationship in the rest of the series, and I honestly cannot wait to see where Lu will take us in the next chapter! ...more