MY THOUGHTS I just have to start off with saying this: This is not another Hunger Games. I sThis and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd
MY THOUGHTS I just have to start off with saying this: This is not another Hunger Games. I see a lot of reviews complaining about how similar this book is to The Hunger Games and how this is just a copy. Yes, these books are very similar to one another (especially the last half), but there are more differences. And it is a dystopian book. Every dystopian book has something in common with The Hunger Games, it happens.
Anyway, now that I got that out of the way! I'm actually writing this book after reading this for the 2nd time and I still enjoyed reading this book the 2nd time around! This book is well-written and definitely original! I was very fascinated with The Testing, I thought it was horrible what society was doing to these teens , but I thought that the idea was very interesting and very well thought-out. I really liked out main character, Cia. It is very obvious why she's in The Testing. She's an absolute genius and can figure problems out. She's also a very strong leader. Not the kind that The Testing is looking for, as they are looking for those who do not care for human life, but she is the kind of leader that should actually lead.
The only issue that I had was the romance. It's not bad, I actually like the love interest, but I found it a bit ridiculous. I honestly felt like The Testing was not the time for romance.
IN CONCLUSION This book is kind of a hit or miss for most people, to be honest. Like I said, many people complain about Hunger Games parallels and those people don't enjoy the book. My advice: Do not compare this book while reading it. It will ruin the experience for you.
Now, I, enjoyed reading this book (again!) and will definitely continue the trilogy! That was actually the whole point of me rereading this... ...more
The was a really fast, entertaining, and cute read. I actually didn't have much of a problem with it. But Sunny's voiceActual Rating: Around 2.5 stars
The was a really fast, entertaining, and cute read. I actually didn't have much of a problem with it. But Sunny's voice was just... annoying. Sunny has what can be considered the stereotypical teenage voice. Texting acronyms, pop culture references, and joke attempts are all involved of Sunny's parts of speech. The characters weren't very enjoyable, but , as I said, it's a quick read. ...more
This book is definitely my least favorite out of the series. I liked all the other books in this series, but this book just annoyed me. Let's talk aboutThis book is definitely my least favorite out of the series. I liked all the other books in this series, but this book just annoyed me. Let's talk about the characters! They were what I couldn't like about this book. This book was mainly focused on jealousy, and a jealous character is an annoying character...
Nash:HE. IS. A. JERK. This is the realization that I had when reading My Soul to Keep. I don't need to explain this any further, he is a jerk and that's it.
Sabine: She's a bench (that's a substitute for a bad word, folks). I know that she has had a terrible life, but she actually so benchy that I COULD NOT PITY HER AT ALL!!! Her and Nash are a perfect match!!
Kaylee: She's the one that annoyed me the most. Odd right? You would think that the jerk and the bench would be the most annoying, but that wasn't the case. What annoyed me about Kaylee was how blind and selfish she was. She was blind about how Nash was a jerk, and selfish because of her jealousy. She was jealous of Sabine for hanging out with Nash and Kaylee didn't want Sabine to have him! At one point, Tod told Kaylee that she should give Nash up. Her thoughts?"BUT I NEED HIM!!!" NO, KAYLEE, YOU DO NOT NEED HIM!! I probably spent most of this book mentally yelling at Kaylee! She really needed to see that Nash is a jerk!!!
Emma: She didn't have much of an appearance in this book, sadly,but there is something about her that I need to mention! I absolutely hate how Kaylee leaves Emma in ignorance. Leaving Emma in the dark is apparently Kaylee's way of keeping Emma safe and uninvolved. But Emma is already involved and not telling her is putting her in more danger!I actually felt sorry for Emma in this book. She has no idea what the hell is going on!!!!
Tod: The only incredibly awesome character in this book. Kaylee should listen to his advice!
Okay, so I obviously was not a huge fan of this book, but jealously played a major part in this book, and that made the characters unlikable (expect Tod, he was unaffected). But this jealously should be over with in the next book, making the book much more bearable. My hopes for If I Die: Kaylee will see reason and break up with Nash!
This book surprised the heck out of me! I'm the kind of girl that likes to read those dark dystopian and paranormal books. So a book about a teenage spyThis book surprised the heck out of me! I'm the kind of girl that likes to read those dark dystopian and paranormal books. So a book about a teenage spy? Doesn't seem like a book I would like. I WAS WRONG! I absolutely ADORED this book! It was just so fun!! This book actually got me to laugh!! I rarely ever laugh while reading a book (although that may be due to the I-read-dark-books thing)!! I also loved the characters!!! THEY WERE JUST SO DANG ENTERTAINING!!!
But... You knew this was coming didn't you? There is always a but. But this is supposed to be a spy novel and there wasn't really a lot of, you know,spy stuff. In fact, there are moments that you even forget about the fact that the main character is indeed a spy. So that does knock off some points...
I know that this is a MAJOR MAJOR thing (since it is a spy novel) but I still really liked this book!
So, IN CONCLUSION: This was a really fun read! I just wish this was some more spy stuff going on... ...more
Run-Down Ever since she was eight years old, Lucy has been living on an island with her guardian, Norrie, who constantly warns Lucy that singing willRun-Down Ever since she was eight years old, Lucy has been living on an island with her guardian, Norrie, who constantly warns Lucy that singing will lead to darkness. Now at age fifteen, Lucy can't resist singing a song... and ends up being transported to London. She discovers that she is a Chantress (Kind of like a witch to sings in order to create magic)and one of the last. London is in chaos and Lucy may be the only one who can balance it.
My Opinion It took me awhile to get into this book. For half of the book the pacing was slow, and I was getting... bored. If this happens to you, continue on! The speed picks up in the last half and I ended up loving the book! The story was great and original! (Another plus was that it took place in London, so I got to imagine British accents!) Although I am surprised that this is a series, this book came off as more of a stand-alone. ...more
At first I was not a big fan of this book. All there seemed to be was drinking, sex, and drugs (there was cursing too, but i'm used to that). I just coAt first I was not a big fan of this book. All there seemed to be was drinking, sex, and drugs (there was cursing too, but i'm used to that). I just couldn't see the point of the story. When that point hit, it hit hard, and I finally realized why this book got so many praises. So, yes, this was a really good book....more