"Action speaks louder than words" they always say. Whether it's the real world or the fantasies in books, it's always more effective. I didn't feel att"Action speaks louder than words" they always say. Whether it's the real world or the fantasies in books, it's always more effective. I didn't feel attached to the characters AT ALL during the whole ride. I felt like Kate is just someone who keeps sputtering her thoughts and feelings at me. Even though it's in first person, I never felt like I was in her shoes. And it was like every information was spoon-fed to me with Kate blabbering her thoughts and all. I had times when I get confused, because one person would say something, then someone else would do an action before saying who did the action. I can't explain it well, but you get the idea.
=SPOILERS AHEAD||MORE RANTS= The premise is actually REALLY interesting, this book could have been better. But it was quite predictable at some places. During the action was the only time I got into it. I'll call this kind of novel "idiot-proof", since even the characters were idiots. They knew that Lucien was leading them into a trap,and who does Lucien REALLY want? Vincent! And our Heroine(and the idiotic good Revenants) didn't even realize that Lucien wouldn't pass up that chance to burn him! Duh, Charles on-the-phone shouted it when Kate said Vincent was "dormant". Ugh... And they,the Revenants, kept on insisting that nothing would happen to Georgia, but oh boy, how wrong could they be. I hated that, it was so obvious and they just didn't know.
It felt mostly like watching a TV Drama here in the Philippines, DISAPPOINTING. And most parts, as I said, were predictable and boring. I swear I could see in my mind's eye how the structure of this story is made. It's hard to explain,again, that feeling when knew why this situation is written, or why this information is being said. At least nothing in the book were irrelevant. But it was just...too simple. It's not thought=provoking like other great YAs I've read. And the information about the Revenants were mostly unsorted. The characters didn't fully know themselves why they're alive and others who die like a hero doesn't wake up after three days. It's just killed my curiosity.
Now the conflicts: the one inn the love story was just so stupid and made me want to break my e-Reader with my bare hands or throw it across the room. I know how Kate feels about losing people for a lifetime. But, she's not losing Vincent if they keep their relationship. I felt like Vincent was being to juvenile to match up with Kate's..immaturity. Okay, she's not entirely immature,she has times when she's strong, but not strong enough to be out from the "Damsel" level. At least she wanted to learn. And she doesn't whine that she's ugly and stuff, she actually believes she's quite pretty, "just not on Vincent's level: as she says.
I do not know if I'd still read the next books. But, maybe when I get bored and can't think of anything to read(just like my circumstances on this one)....more