I know this is an unpopular opinion, but this book was just...ridiculous. The writing style was very off puttiDNF @53%
I tried. I really, really tried.
I know this is an unpopular opinion, but this book was just...ridiculous. The writing style was very off putting for me. And I am usually a fan of alternating points of view, but here it just came off as annoying. Or maybe it was just the characters that annoyed me. If I am reading a book and finding myself rolling my eyes so much I give myself a headache...i think it's time to throw in the towel and move on to something else.
I tried. I really, really did. Honestly, i can't remember the last time I gave up on a book this early on, but I just couldn't take it any mDNF at 30%
I tried. I really, really did. Honestly, i can't remember the last time I gave up on a book this early on, but I just couldn't take it any more.
I don't feel like sitting here and writing out all of the problems I had with this book, but I feel the need to mention a couple of things. First of all, the H & h were in their 30's. But they came off sounding so incredibly juvenile. Their inner monologues sounded like the thoughts of love-sick teenagers, which made it really awkward for me - especially with Cedric, who sounded more like a 13 yr old girl with a crush, than a 34 year old successful businessman.
This story also featured one of the fastest cases of insta-love that I have come across in a very long time. After one brief encounter, both Cedric and Allison are (internally at least) declaring how connected they feel and how they want no one else but each other.
There was much talk about a huge twist that happens at some point in the book, and that was the reason I attempted to keep going even though this book was on my bad side almost from the beginning. But frankly, I don't really care what the twist was, and I doubt it would have been able to save this reading experience for me.
This book was such a huge disappointment for me. I have been in the mood to dive into a good Dystopian story for a while and since I had heard good thThis book was such a huge disappointment for me. I have been in the mood to dive into a good Dystopian story for a while and since I had heard good things about Dark Inside, I eagerly dove into this one with high expectations.
The book got off to a good start. The basic premise of the end of world arriving via earthquakes, explosions and mass hysteria is an intriguing one. It's told from the POV of 4 different characters, and I liked how we got to see the beginning of the end through differing viewpoints. However, the writing style felt very stilted and disjointed from the first chapter. I was hoping it was something I would get used to as the book went on, but I really couldn't. Also, the way some people were infected with a rage-inducing 'virus' reminded me too much of the origins of the zombie infections from 28 Days Later.
My biggest problem was that I just didn't care about the characters. They felt very two-dimensional to me. And for me, it's impossible to really enjoy a book if I can't at least connect with the characters on some level....more
I very rarely give up on books. But, I will make an exception for this one.
I was okay with the over the top silliness of the story in the beginning. UI very rarely give up on books. But, I will make an exception for this one.
I was okay with the over the top silliness of the story in the beginning. Unfortunately it didn't take long for it to go from amusing, to slightly grating and into full blown want to throw my Kindle against the wall annoying.
I am all for satire...but there is NO WAY I would have been able to make it through 400 pages of this. I gave up around the 35% mark.
I got about half way through this book, and had to give up. I had a very hard time taking the characters seriously.I will keep this short and sweet...
I got about half way through this book, and had to give up. I had a very hard time taking the characters seriously. They seemed very one dimensional, and some of the dialogue was just plain laughably bad.
I tried....oh how I tried, to get into this book. I am usually not fond of anthologies to begin with, but I figuRead more of my reviews at BookGasmic.
I tried....oh how I tried, to get into this book. I am usually not fond of anthologies to begin with, but I figured since I like all three authors, and i found the idea of a 'Novel written in three parts' intriguing, I thought I would give it a shot.
Unfortunately, this book is a huge mess. There are far too many characters to even attempt to keep track of, and it's also a choir trying to determine who's character is in the forefront of the a particular chapter, and who is just passing through.
The entire thing seemed ridiculously over-done; characters that are nothing more than historical romance cliche's (the ethereally beautiful girl who all the men are in love with, the boorish aristocratic, the rogue who loses his heart to an unexpected lady etc etc) witha kind of slapstick humor that i just don't enjoy. So, i found myself giving up on this a little over half way through....more