This was the the first book that I have read in a while, and it scratched the itch that I have been having for a mythology book. The book itself was g...moreThis was the the first book that I have read in a while, and it scratched the itch that I have been having for a mythology book. The book itself was good, there was comedic elements that livened up the story, though i think the humor would fit better with the intended audience than it did with me. I thought the romantic elements were also fairly cliche, but that is also to be expected given the audience and genre. There was one aspect that i found refreshing is that there isn't a love triangle from the aspect of the main character. Instead it is focused on the "love" interest, which adds a different level of drama to the mix. One aspect that was a little annoying to the story was the seemingly random characters that are introduced, but in the end it does all work out. All in all i think this is a good addition to the YA mythology genre and I hope to read the sequel.(less)
I really liked this book, the concept behind it was sound and enjoyable, especially given the time that we live in, whole fear of world ending and stu...moreI really liked this book, the concept behind it was sound and enjoyable, especially given the time that we live in, whole fear of world ending and stuff. I thought the presentation was very well done, the two main characters meet from across a prison fence and what develops from there is memorable, if not for the reader then for the world in which the characters live. The book is very fast paced and combine that with its shorterish length a fast reader can finish in one sitting, technically two for me. The story is separated into the perspectives of the two main characters, Adele and Tristan. It starts out showing why Adele is in prison and that she is watching a parade which Tristan is apart of, their eyes meet and the rest is a painful history (read to figure out what i mean). I think this manner of story telling suits the story well, as it allows the reader to get a glimpse into the minds of both about the things that are going on, and makes you see how the author is leading them together. The action scenes of the story are very well done, even faster paced than the overall story. They are detailed but not so detailed as to make them obnoxious. There are some aspects that I am still left questioning, mainly the fighting abilities of Adele, but i hope those are going to be expounded upon in the series. The book moves fast, as stated before, so the scenes and tensions resolve quickly. So depending on your perspective, this could be an amazing book, or an amazingly boring one. Which ever you should still give it a try. I think that even readers of epics like LOTR will still enjoy this quick read.
As far as characters go i can't really say i have one that absolutely hate, and if you read you will see why. But I know that I do love Cole/Roc. yes they are separate characters but they still play the same role, though you wouldn't think that at the beginning. I think the author uses their foilness well to the main characters, and is what helps the main characters grow so much through the couple of days the book covers.
All in all a good read and one that lovers of other dystopians such as Hunger Games, and Delirium should enjoy.(less)
All i can say is a thousand times better than Fifty. I read this book in one sitting. I loved how real these characters are, as opposed to Fifty. I al...moreAll i can say is a thousand times better than Fifty. I read this book in one sitting. I loved how real these characters are, as opposed to Fifty. I also love how the story is real, the love that the characters feel is real, even if neither understands it completely. I also like the manner of scenes that are shown, how Dominik is not a typical dom, but someone who is more like me than anything. I suggest this as a read if you were put off by Fifty, or particularly buy Grey(less)