This book felt like only half a story. I was about halfway through and thinking, nothing has really happened yet. I felt like 2/3 of the book were jusThis book felt like only half a story. I was about halfway through and thinking, nothing has really happened yet. I felt like 2/3 of the book were just the natural recovery from the first book that you see in all sequels and then the last 1/3 was when the second story was actually starting, but then I ended before we really go in to it. So this book is just kind of this weird, middle bridge book between 2 actual stories. It's still good and everything, I really like Rory but I can't help but be disappointed by this, it felt more like it could have been a novella really if it were a bit shorter....more
I'm very glad Warner isn't quiet as sadistic is we originally thought. Because the 2nd book was trying to pull me kicking and screaming over to the daI'm very glad Warner isn't quiet as sadistic is we originally thought. Because the 2nd book was trying to pull me kicking and screaming over to the dark side and I was not having it. I don't root for the bad guy, ever.
Juliette had a different voice in this book, she's grown up. So there isn't any strike throughs and very little frantic sentences which was one of my favourite things about the books. So I missed that a lot in this book. There's still story there but it wasn't as good as the others for me....more
This book is getting 4 stars because I was slightly disappointed after the roller coaster that was Shatter Me. The book started out much more promisinThis book is getting 4 stars because I was slightly disappointed after the roller coaster that was Shatter Me. The book started out much more promising than it ended up being. We were kind of right back to the pace Shatter Me brought with super-intense scenes followed by some not. But then it kind of fizzled out. Where the first book was a super intense, heart-pumping, crazy high rises and falls roller coaster. Unravel Me was kind of just like the kiddy dragon coaster from the local carnival in comparison. Don't get me wrong, this book is still great, and if it was the first book it probably would have gotten 5 stars, but I can't help but compare it to my feelings of Shatter Me and be disappointed that is didn't cause the same intense emotions that its predecessor did.
I still really love Tahereh's writing style for Juliette. And let's be honest, the writing during the make-out sessions is pretty damn fantastic and I love the rambling aspect of it. But all in all, this book just wasn't the same as the first. And truthfully I think a lot of it probably has to do with the lack of romantic interaction. I mean, that was a huge part of what gave Shatter Me the roller coaster ride, high action scenes followed by Juliette and Adam going at it.
What makes this series great is this author get you questioning your morals. And as someone who never roots for the bad guy, this book is tugging at me, trying to drag me over to the dark side. I need more, right now, I am very upset the date for the 3rd book has been pushed back 6 months. Not cool....more
Oh my gosh I was not into this book. I kept putting it down to read other books. Recently when I read the last of the Flappers trilogy I'd finally conOh my gosh I was not into this book. I kept putting it down to read other books. Recently when I read the last of the Flappers trilogy I'd finally concluded that I liked this series better. Until I read this book, and now I don't even know. I know I liked the second book, there was a lot going on and it was enjoyable. I don't know what happened with this book, there was less going on, but I think I was just uninterested in reading it, but really the lack of action did not help me with this. I mean, Cordelia's whole story was just how she was dating Max, Astrid's was how her husband is ignoring her and Letty starting her career as a starlet which ends up being pretty dull as well. There was no partying, we knew there was something going down on the bootlegger front but the book never goes into it. So it's just each of these girls, on their own with their boys, not doing a whole lot....more
I think I've been avoiding writing this review a bit. I mean I got really behind on reviews but I was also kind of avoiding writing them because of thI think I've been avoiding writing this review a bit. I mean I got really behind on reviews but I was also kind of avoiding writing them because of this one.
I finished this weeks ago, and I still don't know how I feel about it. I do know I hated hearing from both Tris and Four, Four did not have his own voice at all, not even a little bit, so I was forever confused when reading this. And I think this really damaged the story for me and why its hard for me to figure out how I felt. I think there was a good message going on here in this book, and everything was brought together in an interesting way, the dynamic of the outside world was interesting. There was a lot well done with this book, if only Four was given his own distinct voice, thing might have been different.
I don't even know what to rate this, I think I'm just going to give it 4 and call it a day.
I am weirdly proud of Tris, of who she turned in to be and how she grew through the whole thing. She was smarter in this book, more aware of how the things she does effect people and there's some great lines from her as she figures the world and the people in them out....more
I had heard people comparing this to the Fallen series so I assumed it would include past lives. However the only similarities between the 2 books isI had heard people comparing this to the Fallen series so I assumed it would include past lives. However the only similarities between the 2 books is that both boys are Fallen Angels and everything goes off in a different direction after that. But anyways, I enjoyed it, Patch was an enjoyable ass throughout the book and then end was not completely what I had expected....more
I was avoiding all spoilers for this book but was still hearing some negative mumblings about the ending of this book, so I was a little worried goingI was avoiding all spoilers for this book but was still hearing some negative mumblings about the ending of this book, so I was a little worried going in to reading it. However, now that I have finished it I'm not sure what the issue is, it didn't have an epilogue which might be the issue for some, but honestly so many epilogues are awful I wish they weren't there at all so I'm quite satisfied not having one. The ending was pretty opened but I think it's pretty easy to deduce what happened afterwards.
Back to the actual story, I think Requiem actually my least favourite of the three. And the series is kind of breaking all the rules since the second book was actually my favourite. Why didn't I like this as much? I think a lot of it had to do with Hana, I didn't really care to read about her picking out her wedding dress, I mean there was some useful bits in there, but I don't think it needed to be every other chapter. And another thing I wasn't enjoying was the whole Lena/Alex/Julian issue, by halfway through I'd had enough of that. What I liked about Delirium was mostly that it was a romance story, a sweet little summer contemporary novel, set is a dangerous future and a few extra twist. I like Pandemonium for the adventure it had and while Requiem was pretty similar in that regards, it just had a few pitfalls that made it fall short. Still a great story and a decent ending....more