From the very start, I had a lot of hopes for this Series. The first book was full of heart-felt descriptions on Perry and Aria's growing love. In thiFrom the very start, I had a lot of hopes for this Series. The first book was full of heart-felt descriptions on Perry and Aria's growing love. In this book, though, the focus was on the world around them, on the characters' physical pains and such. Ms. Rossi's way of ddscribing everything has improved a lot but, I'm quite disappointed on Liv's death. It didn't sink in at all. It would have been nicer if the readers were given a good reason to actually like her before she died. If she's really dead, that is. The cliffhanger wasn't very gripping as well, which disappointed me as well. I'm not an M or anything. But I do love to hate the author for such mean cliffhangers. One example would be Ms. Oliver's Pandemonium from the Delirium Series... But, nonetheless, I'm still looking forward to the next book....more
I got into reading Awaken just like everyone else: the beautiful cover and intriguing plot. But it was quite disappointing. I like Miss Kacvinsky's wrI got into reading Awaken just like everyone else: the beautiful cover and intriguing plot. But it was quite disappointing. I like Miss Kacvinsky's writing style. and how Maddie and Justin's conversations flow just kept me reading. But sometimes, when there are things that are supposed to be explained, the voice of the character speaking is lost and it would sound like the character is narrating. The character would blabber really long while the other is like a statue, this happens often. And sometimes when another character aside from Maddie is doing something and she's narrating, I sometimes can't imagine what she's doing cause it wasn't explained and vise versa. That just really bothered me. This is a series, yes, but there are some lose ends I wanted to at least have had a conclusion.
I'd surely read the next book in this series for the sake of my curiosity but I find the events in the story quite bland,lacking more action, urgency and alarm. But I could sympathize with Maddie on her situation with her family on earlier parts and her love for Justin, I love her honesty on the latter....more
I really like this series! The world is very intriguing and there are characters that really affect me so much. Like Shay, to be exact. The pretty-linI really like this series! The world is very intriguing and there are characters that really affect me so much. Like Shay, to be exact. The pretty-lingo just bothers me. The repeated of the words bubbly, bogus, fashion-missing, pretty-making, and the likes are so irritating, but the story just keeps on pushing me to read till the last page!...more
Their strange set of lingo is just so irritating. But the story is too compelling to let that get in my nerves. Unfortunat*RANTS & SPOILERS AHEAD*
Their strange set of lingo is just so irritating. But the story is too compelling to let that get in my nerves. Unfortunately though, it's been two books, but I'm still irritated. And it's the same with the last book, Extras (which irritated me because it didn't really continue Tally and David's relationship). Shay made me really hate her halfway in the book, but during the final stretch of adventure, she made up for my growing hate for her since the first book. I'm quite disappointed on how the love triangle wrapped up. I expected Zane to die, but I didn't like how Tally had kept on blabbing about how she loves Zane, which doesn't seem real to me. She even struggled in forgetting David in the second book, and even though she's brain damaged, that's not an excuse for her to be sick of how the person she "loves" had become. After all, it's her brain that's damaged not her heart....more