I did not enjoy this book. It was a short story, but in my mind it was way too long. It was too long and too boring. Only two exciting things happenedI did not enjoy this book. It was a short story, but in my mind it was way too long. It was too long and too boring. Only two exciting things happened. I didn't have the urge to continue. I didn't even want to finish. The ONLY reason I continued reading was because it was the last book of the series. If this was a stand alone book, I would have put it down a LONG time ago. I was even considering giving this book 1 star. *Sigh*
It's about the selection and Eadlyn has to make her selection. That's it. End of story.
I DO NOT recommend this series to anyone. That's all. ...more
As harsh as this may sound... I did not enjoy this book. Not one bit. It is not a direct continuation of the previous book. This book is about anotherAs harsh as this may sound... I did not enjoy this book. Not one bit. It is not a direct continuation of the previous book. This book is about another Selection. This time the Selection of Maxon and America's daughter Eadlyn - who is the next in line to the crown.
It is the Selection all over again except this time, more annoying. The entire book was annoying. The character build up was lacking. The author wrote about so many guys that I just did not have a connection with and I kept forgetting who they were. The only people I truly remembered was the Finnish guy and Kyle. That's pretty much it. There were no events that caught my attention and the plot was completely lacking.
It was long, and boring, and I do not recommend it to anyone. BUT I will read the next - as reluctant as I am. ...more
This book was too long. it was 800 pages long and I am pretty sure it could have done with about 400 of those. I had to force myself to read this bookThis book was too long. it was 800 pages long and I am pretty sure it could have done with about 400 of those. I had to force myself to read this book. It was painful.
This book begins be describing what and who The Order of the Phoenix is. They are basically a society that thrives to protect the wizard world from Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Also, it is up to them to protect Harry. There is a prophecy (or weapon) that Harry is seeing through Voldemort's eyes. When in Hogwarts he witnesses an attack on a dear friend and a member of The Order. He realized his connection with Voldemort is growing. There is a weapon that is hidden that Voldemort wants but needs Harry to get it for him. There is a new teacher/Headmistress at the school that everyone hates (including the teachers) and everyone tries to get rid of her. So many other pointless things happened in this book not worth even mentioning.
I wouldn't recommend this book. I would advise to watch the movie instead since the last movie I watched summed up the previous book perfectly, without all the hogwash in between. ...more
It only took me so long to read this book because I took a month long vacation and kept forgetting to read. With that being said, I don't know how mucIt only took me so long to read this book because I took a month long vacation and kept forgetting to read. With that being said, I don't know how much I liked this book. I wonder if I read consecutively if it would have changed my view on it. Because I found this book rather long!
This book is about Mare Barrow on the run from Maven her ex betrothed. She is on the run with Cal, the ex future king. Cal is an outcast just as Mare is. Maven wants both their heads on a platter. Mare wants to find people like her kind. Not Silver and Not Red. This was a long process. Each person she tracks down, she prays that she finds them first before Maven does and executes them. There is some sort of love battle between Mare and Cal which I quite don't understand, but it's okay because they don't understand it either.
That's basically it. The majority of the book is Mare searching for people. It reminded me of Breaking Dawn where they were recruiting people for the final battle. It was a really long and droll process. Would I read the next one? Probably. Let's hope it is better than this one!...more
I fell in love with the cover of this book before I even knew what the book was about. I started reading not even knowing what the book was about. I cI fell in love with the cover of this book before I even knew what the book was about. I started reading not even knowing what the book was about. I caved in and checked GoodReads to see what the book was about after about two pages. It sounded good enough, so I continued Mare Barror lives in the slums. I don't know if this book was taken in the past or future, but that doesn't really matter. She is a Red, which means she has red blood. The other people are called Silver. They have special abilities to control nature and other elements. The Silver people are prosperous and the Reds are basically servants to them. Red's family is struggling to survive. All her brothers were enlisted in the Silver army. It is basically a death sentence. When a Red turns 18 they get dragged into the army unless they have a job. Mare was about to be enlisted but a generous stranger gets her a job in the castle. When in the castle she realizes she is more than just a 'Red.' Without spoiling I have to say that this book is a Must Read. I definitely recommend. I would like it if there was more of a love story but not all books follow those lines. That's fine. Haha. On to the next book now :)...more
I read this book to my son who seemed to hang on to every word, even though at the time I am sure he didn't even understand it.
This kid's story was aI read this book to my son who seemed to hang on to every word, even though at the time I am sure he didn't even understand it.
This kid's story was about a boy who has a friend that is a tree. The boy needs so many things to grow up and the tree helps him out with his needs. The boy is selfish and the tree doesn't mind. It is until the end where the boy doesn't need the tree anymore because he can no longer offer him anything.
I am pretty sure I teared up at the end of the story. Perfectly written!...more