This was the second book I have read by Elizabeth Scott, and I kind of feel the same way with this one as I did the first one......What is the point!?...moreThis was the second book I have read by Elizabeth Scott, and I kind of feel the same way with this one as I did the first one......What is the point!? Really it was a nice story, but I would have absolutely hated it if it was any longer. It didn't take me long to read it, which was kind of nice, but I don't feel like I really took away anything from this story.
Ava is in the hospital and doesn't remember anything. She keeps having these visions of another world, but none of it makes sense. She doesn't feel like any of this is really her life. She only remembers one part of her life involving her mother and doesn't really feel connected to her at all. She doesn't even feel anything for Ethan, the boy that she used to have a crush on. When she sees him, she seems to really start trying to develop a crush on him again, but it isn't there. Her friends are there for her, and Ava keeps remembering them from this other world, but isn't feeling anything in this world. Finally, she meets the boy who is the center of her visions, and is able to figure out the truth.
I didn't feel any connection to the characters at all. I don't feel like I even know anything about them. I keep trying to think back as to what these characters were like, and I've got nothin! I actually don't really feel much about this story at all. I didn't hate it, I didn't really like it either. It was pretty uneventful.(less)
This was a decent book. It didn't blow me away, but it kept me interested too. I liked the idea of daughters of Eve and sons of Hell. Maybe it is un-C...moreThis was a decent book. It didn't blow me away, but it kept me interested too. I liked the idea of daughters of Eve and sons of Hell. Maybe it is un-Christian of me to enjoy a fiction book involving God and his Word, like as if I am considering that maybe some things in this book are real possibilities. I really did enjoy it though, and I guess bringing in God and his Word is what drew me in somewhat.
Sasha is just a regular girl. She is trying to find out who murdered her father. Eryx supposedly can give her the answers, as long as she pledges her soul to him. She doesn't really believe that she would be pledging her soul to him. She thinks she can go in and pretend and still get the answers. Sasha realizes that she is Anabo, a daughter of Eve. Jax comes in to save the day and prevents Sasha from pledging her soul. He knows that she is Anabo, the first in a thousand years, and that she must be for him. If he can love an Anabo, then when the world ends, Jax would have a chance at Heaven. Jax must protect Sasha and win her love, but Sasha would have to give up her mortal life and live on top of a mountain for the rest of her life. Sasha is the key to beating Eryx, which is why Eryx will want her dead as soon as he knows of her existence.
This was really interesting. I love a book that can bring me to a different world, and this one definitely did. Sasha is just a regular girl who is put into a completely different world and has to decide if she is ready to move forward or if she wants to pretend as if nothing is going on. She knows that she loves Jax, but she doesn't allow herself to really enjoy it. She doesn't think she should or can love him, and she tries to ignore her own feelings. Jax is really a sweet boy who is there for Sasha whenever she needs him. He doubts himself too often. He needed to have more confidence. He acted as if he was defeated before he even gave Sasha the opportunity to love him. With that attitude, there is no way he would beat Eryx. If he hadn't doubted himself so much, Sasha would have fallen for him right away. Sure he is a son of Hell, but the bad boys always get the girl!
I really enjoyed this book, but it didn't shock me or blow me away. It seemed kind of predictable, but not completely. I will plan on reading the next book, but probably won't be in any rush to get it.(less)
Some parts of this book confused me. I had a hard time picturing this world they live in, but that may have just been me and not the author's writing....moreSome parts of this book confused me. I had a hard time picturing this world they live in, but that may have just been me and not the author's writing. It wasn't the events that confused me. Everything they did seemed to make sense, but I feel like I didn't completely understand everyone's role in their society. I really got confused when reading about each place and what is done there. Freedom is a bad place where the Thinkers are trained and nobody is really free. The Badlands offer much more free-will, but that doesn't mean that Vi can go there to be safe.
I think this is just one of those books that I would need to reread, now that I know about the characters and all the different places. I think I would see the whole story clearer if I reread it. However, I probably won't be rereading it as I have plenty of others I'd like to read too.
I really liked the characters. I liked that Vi did what it takes to think for herself. It still appeared as though she was being brainwashed, and she had the proof to show it. But she figured out how to get away with not listening to the brainwashing. She is very smart, but many times I thought she could do better. She showed just how smart she is in getting out of situations, and then sometimes it was as if she was sitting around waiting for Jag to come up with and execute the plan. She also got too emotional. She talked about not wanting to be good or bad, just wanting to be free. But she was constantly fighting herself about whether she should be with Zenn (good) or Jag (bad). I didn't quite understand why she wasn't just concerned with getting free! Everything else would work itself out after that.
Jag seemed like he was only concerned about himself a couple of times, but I think he was really thinking ahead and looking at the bigger picture. I think he really did have Vi in mind, but he didn't always let her know what the plan was. He left her on her own a couple of times, and she just couldn't handle that.
Zenn was so sweet at the beginning of the book. For a while I thought that he was just faking it, but then I realized that he was being brainwashed into betraying Vi. I don't think that Zenn would ever give up his life to go be with Vi, as she was banished to the badlands. I think Vi was so attached to him because they were matched, not because her feelings were that strong for him. Once Jag came into the picture, she was much more interested in him. I think if she didn't feel obligated to be with Zenn because of them being matched, she wouldn't have had that constant battle as to whether she could or should pursue Jag at all.
Either way, the romance didn't feel real in this novel. I think it would have been better without it, and maybe brought in at a later time, like maybe book 2. I just didn't feel like there was any real love between any of the characters.
The ending to this was amazing. I kind of hated it, but it was so good. I hated it because it wasn't a perfect happy ending. But I loved it because it makes me want more! It was the perfect ending to get the reader to read the next book. And it seems as though in a series, the real happy ending doesn't come until the last book in the series, if there really is a happy ending at all.
This was really a decent book. It wasn't perfect, but they can't all be perfect either. I will definitely be getting the next book though...not because the writing was absolutely amazing, but because I have to know what happens!(less)