I was really intrigued by the concept of this novel. I have always been a fan of psychological thrillers, its part of the reason I am so obsessed withI was really intrigued by the concept of this novel. I have always been a fan of psychological thrillers, its part of the reason I am so obsessed with Criminal Minds. I went into this books with an open mind and left with it being pulled in soo mnay different directions.
Throughout the entire book we, as readers, have no idea what is real and what is not. The main protagonist, Annie, is so unreliable that it becomes impossible to believe her or what she is saying. I loved the fact that Annie never really knew what was happening and that we followed along with being confused and scared. I loved that each character had a secret past and that you never knew who was being genuine and who was just manipulating everything.
Annie past haunts her at every turn, and it makes for a very intriguing plot device for the rest of the story. It continually creep up at the most unwanted moments and it makes the reader believe that maybe Annie is losing some part of her sanity while living with Libby and her husband.
What I found really aggravating was Annie's lack of a backbone, she never trusted her gut and she would always side with Libby no matter what, even after all of the horrible things she did/said. It made me really angry, I wanted to smack her over the head and tell her to stand up for herself and to look around because she always trusted the wrong people and as readers we saw that, and it got me really angry.
The end was a bit of a disappointment. Although the reveal made sense and everything was figured out, i still wanted more. I found that it ended very fast and there want enough time for me process everything that was thrown at me. I guess I was just hoping for a more crazy-filled ending.
Over all I enjoyed reading this book. I found it extremely fast to read and the characters were very easy to relate to and connect with. I found my heart racing at certain parts because I was so invested in the story and I wanted to know what was about to happen. A great heart-pounding read that is filled with twist and turns that will entrance any reader! ...more
I have to admit that I have been getting tired the Dystopian genre as of late, and had a few reservations about reading The Murder Complex because I wI have to admit that I have been getting tired the Dystopian genre as of late, and had a few reservations about reading The Murder Complex because I was worried that it would be just like any other dystopian book out there. And at the beginning I thought I was right because i saw remnants of Divergent all over, but honestly once I got to the middle I was hooked and man did it get good!
I really can't say much about this book because it will give it away, and I seriously do not want to do that so I will just talk about certain characters and vague events, cause I like to tease like that!
Meadow and Zephyr are our two narrators and I will say that I did not get why we had two narrators ta the beginning, but honestly as the book went on I really liked the two perspectives, especially Zephyr. He became such an interesting character as the novel progressed. It was extremely interesting how he grew from one type of character to another in the span of 100 or so pages. Meadow herself was a great character from the very beginning because she was everything I love in a Heroine. She was fierce, strong and independent and was not afraid to fend for herself. She was kind of like a mixture of Tris and Katniss and I loved it.
The story progresses a bit slowly in the beginning but they goes to hyper drive in the middle. I loved how much happened once a secret was revealed and how much I needed to keep reading when I got to once specific part. I seriously could not stop reading, and I especially loved that the chapters got very short as the book got more and more intense which was great for me because I LOVE short chapters and i think it added to the intensity of the story.
The end. Now I was not really a fan of what went down and a certain character and the way they acted. But i thought it added an extra umph to the next book. I really want to know what happens and the reveal that happens at the end was a shocker to me and I loved how it made this whole series a little more complicated. I seriously cannot wait for the next book! ...more