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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura It was a hot mess, wasn't it?


message 2: by Kiki (new)

Kiki It really, really was. Like, holy fuck. The end was the only reason I didn't give it one star, and I mean the end as in the part set in the arena, not the epilogue, which was insipid as fuck.

I saw the "twist" a mile off and most of it was absolutely tedious, not to mention completely nonsensical. What a brain-dead batch of characters. I just... Even the adults. Even the bloody adults couldn't keep their shit together. By the end I was literally talking to the book, I was so irritated.


message 3: by Mitticus (new)

Mitticus Yves St Laurent? lol.


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura Mitticus wrote: "Yves St Laurent? lol."

Kiki has been reading LumberJanes, obviously. :)


message 5: by Maverynthia (new)

Maverynthia Kiki wrote: "It really, really was. Like, holy fuck. The end was the only reason I didn't give it one star, and I mean the end as in the part set in the arena, not the epilogue, which was insipid as fuck.

I sa..."


Talking to the book is probably a good indication it's not a good book. Throwing it across the room is indicative of this.


message 6: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Laura wrote: "Mitticus wrote: "Yves St Laurent? lol."

Kiki has been reading LumberJanes, obviously. :)"


LOL!


message 7: by Blair (new)

Blair Man, this book was so freaking generic and underwhelming I couldn't even be bothered to write a review for it. Looking forward to reading yours! :D


message 8: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Andi wrote: "Man, this book was so freaking generic and underwhelming I couldn't even be bothered to write a review for it. Looking forward to reading yours! :D"

Totally, and it's been made out to be such a big deal! Like, the marketing effort was crazy! And the book itself was just...so lacklustre.


message 9: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Monroe It was waaaay overhyped.


message 10: by Iris (new)

Iris Bratton *Virtual high-five*
I totally thought the same thing when I read this. It makes me sad because it was such a good concept, but it just fell flat


message 11: by Angelica (new)

Angelica What I don't understand is how this book became a number one New York Times bestseller during the first week of its release. Obviously that title doesn't mean anything if this book won it so effortlessly.


message 12: by Laura (new)

Laura Angelica wrote: "What I don't understand is how this book became a number one New York Times bestseller during the first week of its release. Obviously that title doesn't mean anything if this book won it so effort..."
Well, look at "twilight"


message 13: by Erika (new)

Erika I agree with you here! Amazing review.


message 14: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Amaral Should I still read this?


message 15: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Scarlet wrote: "Should I still read this?"

If you're interested, read it. This review is just my opinion, and you might end up absolutely loving this book. Always give yourself a chance to enjoy things! Everybody sees things in their own way.


message 16: by Nafeeza (last edited Feb 16, 2016 10:24AM) (new)

Nafeeza Awesome review Kiki! Wasn't the writing really lazy (just like Mare) and forced, like it was begging you to care about these characters (look they are suffering, look at all my words to describe their suffering) who are so flat and generic that all you can be bothered to feel is indifference at best.


message 17: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Nafeeza, it was trying so hard, the pages were practically sweating. Just a bunch of flat characters doing flat things in a book that's desperate to be poetic and deep but is shallower than a puddle.


message 18: by Cillian (new)

Cillian Kiki wrote: "Nafeeza, it was trying so hard, the pages were practically sweating."

I just love you so much. If I ever want to experience what's it like to be high, I only have to read your comments and reviews.
You make me fly high as a kite.


message 19: by Blair (new)

Blair Anyone else think this book only got popular because of the beautiful cover? This is like The Selection all over again.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

"What in the name of Yves Saint Laurent was THAT?"

Reading this silly book was worth it if only because it led me to your review. Your YSL line made me laugh so hard I choked on my coffee. I'm definitely going to be using that expression from now on!


message 21: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ Absolutely agree. I thought this book was going to be super badass and was so disappointed; it had pretty much every trope imaginable. I also thought the final battle scene was pretty awesome, but otherwise I felt like I had to force myself through the whole book. And yeah ... it's been a while since I read this, but I also remember feeling like the author didn't understand how electricity works??


message 22: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Isabella, I see what you're doing, going around all of the negative reviews of this book and commenting the same thing. It's bleak. Also, please climb out of the author's butt.


message 23: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Isabella wrote: "Oh let me guess. You're an aspiring writer that's been turned down by tonnes of literary agents? Can't get anyone to read your work? Don't take it personally girlfriend - some people are just natur..."

Are you going to reply to the DM I sent you, or are you too scared?


message 24: by Kiki (last edited Jul 18, 2016 04:23AM) (new)

Kiki Isabella wrote: "I've already lost interest in you. Sorry. It's an easy thing to happen."

Mhm, yeah, I'll bet. How convenient for you. I bet you shit yourself when you saw that notification come through. Also love how you immediately set your profile to private just after I sent that message.

Woop, there it is.


message 25: by Ally (new)

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message 26: by Kiki (last edited Jul 18, 2016 04:34AM) (new)

Kiki Isabella wrote: "You bitches are welcome to step into an MMA cage match any day of the week. Bet you're so fat you can barely get of your asses."

Reply to my DM and I'll tell you how fat I am.


message 27: by Ally (new)

Ally Isabella wrote: "You bitches are welcome to step into an MMA cage match any day of the week. Bet you're so fat you can barely get of your asses."

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Here come the fat jokes, a new personal low for you Miss Swan. Not completely sure how you got from disagreeing with an opinion about a book to making assumptions about people's weight? Are you sure you're okay? Are you day drinking?


message 28: by Laura (new)

Laura Wow, Kiki, you are right. She went to everyone who gave it a one star and trolled them. No life. :(


message 29: by Laura (new)

Laura And having written, Isabella has vanished. Comments and all.


message 30: by Kiki (new)

Kiki It's okay, I took screenshots in case she shows up again and I have to report her.


message 31: by Cillian (new)

Cillian Hopefully she deleted her account. What a character!


message 32: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Ten wrote: "Hopefully she deleted her account. What a character!"

Nah, she's still there. But this shit was crazy!


message 33: by Catherine (new)

Catherine When a book is an absolute atrocity you are too hilarious... I had more fun reading the review than the f-ing book.


message 34: by Selene (new)

Selene I am dying of curiosity for this book now, purely on the basis of this review and the little side entertainment the mysterious "Isabella" provided.


message 35: by Kate (new)

Kate Cornett Cal was a little bit hot.


message 36: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia Pure water is actually a terrible conductor of electricity. Most water, though, is usually not pure and has ionic compounds dissolved in it, and it's those ionic compounds that can conduct well.

I'm guessing that the nymphs that control water in the book are controlling pure water, so the idea of a nymph stopping Mare's lightning makes sense to me.

There is a lot of iffy science in the book, though...


Lina~Blackbird Queen I agree. This book is literally a clone of the Grisha trilogy.


Lina~Blackbird Queen In that last comment I sound like a teenager. I'm embarrassed.


message 39: by Katy (new)

Katy Boone This book was recommended to me so often (what can I say, I am a sucker for a good YA read) that I finally read it, despite my reservations. And, having finished, I have to say your review is perfect. Thank you for putting into words all that was meh about this book.


message 40: by Mauna (new)

Mauna Kiki, your reviews are my FAVOURITE. Yes, I all-caps that. For the first time I checked out a “spoiler alert” review before I read the book. Because you’re funny. Because I have come to trust your reviews. You have excellent taste. Did I mention you’re hilarious? I did. Sorry. Anyway, I like surprises, but I don’t like boring cliché books. Thank you.


message 41: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Thanks so much Mauna! 💕💕 You’re the best and I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my reviews. (And tbh I have a really bad habit of peeking behind the spoiler tags on books I haven’t read... because same. Surprises are good but bad books suck.)


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