I am sad to say that after taking two days to read Wired, I feel that I could have spent two days reading something else and I should have just let th...moreI am sad to say that after taking two days to read Wired, I feel that I could have spent two days reading something else and I should have just let the series end at Crashed. At least for myself. It just seemed to cliché, to rushed, personalities changed, and overall seemed to just drift from everything the first two were about. In the last book, I would expect closure not a whole new plot to arise, and fall within a couple of book days.
To begin with, Lia is still home with her org family, still with Riley and Jude is still MIA but she's doing something with BioMax and 'call-me-Ben' – this takes course over the first half off the book. Where does this even come from? I don't get it …why? When did this series become The Hills?
Then came in Jude and a lot of drama llama that answered some questions which was cool, that's 4 stars and spoilers that I won't give.
But then came …I don't even know. Phrase Three. What was the point of it? What was the point of putting in something so large in the ending of a trilogy? Nothing was explained, it was rushed, Riley was driven in circles, Kiri was driven in circles and what the hell happened to Lia? She's in essence everything? What? I didn't even understand because it didn't make any sense, it would have if it was explained better or …I don't even know.
I think the book is missing a lot, it should be longer or there should be a fourth one to make it a series of four not a trilogy because this one book just walks in circles. It brings on more confusion and makes no sense. It ruins two books that could have been fine at two.(less)
I seemed to have blanked out, not only the book but the days I spent reading this book. The only thing I can recall is how many times she refers to he...moreI seemed to have blanked out, not only the book but the days I spent reading this book. The only thing I can recall is how many times she refers to her "inner goddess" ...what is an "inner goddess"? Can someone please enlighten me because I really don't know what that is.
I'll try and write an actual review when I can recall all that lost time.(less)
This is the first Stephen King book I've ever read and I have to say ...love ...I am truly, deeply in love. My first thought was that these 100 boys a...moreThis is the first Stephen King book I've ever read and I have to say ...love ...I am truly, deeply in love. My first thought was that these 100 boys are crazy -- they're insane, what EVER gave them the idea to do this walk? The prize doesn't seem worth it, especially since only one person can win. One vs death. It doesn't seem very logical to me.
Then I turned the page, I kept reading and my way of thinking started changing. Suddenly I was there, I was in the book. Reality, I was up and pacing -- but I was there, walking with them. I wanted to win. I wanted 'The Prize'. It suddenly became the most logical thing in the world -- I needed my walking shoes, my ipod, my comfy hoodie and I was set.
Forget the guns! Death -- who cares?! Sleeping? It's for losers.
But then, at the end ...I realized something. 'The Long Walk' wasn't ever about "the prize", it wasn't about surviving or being the better walker, the better person. It's about character, about the person you are. I had to read between the lines (probably too much) to see it, but that's what I got out of the book.
I think I just did a cruddy job of explaining myself.(less)
I hated this book. With a passion. It took me about four hours in a week period to read it. There are a number of things with this book that I can sta...moreI hated this book. With a passion. It took me about four hours in a week period to read it. There are a number of things with this book that I can stand but there are three I will touch on.
1.) I am a vampire fanatic. I love vampires, I used to go outside on the full moon in hopes that one would come to me after fighting with a werewolf and bite me ...well, reading Twilight, I was disgusted by what she had turned vampires into. They aren't vampires ...they're bunnies.
2.) Bella. I have a huge issue with Bella. I have an issue with her as a character. As a writer and a roleplayer I see her as a Mary Sue, I see her as a huge blow to the whole female population.
3.) The writing style. I think that S. Meyer needs to go back to school and take some English classes or perhaps pick up the big Dino book and learn some new words. Maybe join a few writing websites to help her. She has potential but no flow.
Anyway, the point is. I hated Twilight yet I sucked it up and read it all the way through. I read all the books in the series and I didn't care for any of the books. I wasn't excited, I'm not a twihard and the amount of people that are in love with this series makes me shudder. Really. Truly.