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Taken by Erin Bowman
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3/5 stars. Maybe even 2.5 stars.

This book was really stunted for me. That may have been because I started 2 days before I started uni, and have only been able to pick it up again since I'm sick and in bed.

But I wizzed through the first 300 pages, feeling as if I'm still in the intro. There was never a development from the orientation.

The cover includes Marie Lu's comment, "More, please!"

And boy, do I agree.

I finished the last 100 pages thinking, What? THAT'S it? That's all we see?

Granted, this book is heavily action-based.

But that's... it? There was a hint of some sort of conflict within Gray and Emma, but that was soon overlooked by the... action? Unnecessary action, to be specific...

To be frank, I'm not very happy that I paid for this book and have the knowledge that it's displayed in my bookcase. I kind of want it gone.

This book is easily forgettable.
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Reading Progress

May 11, 2015 – Shelved
May 11, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
February 25, 2017 – Started Reading
February 25, 2017 –
page 33
8.59% "So far, I find the protag's POV very unbelievable (that he's a boy)."
March 19, 2017 –
page 143
37.24% "This makes me want to reread Delirium (bc of the wall) and Cruel Beauty (idk the reason for that maybe the writing is similar). BUT YAY GUYS IM TRYING TO BREAK MY READING SLUMP! :)"
March 19, 2017 –
page 313
81.51% "WE WERE ROOTING FOR YOU. WE WERE ALL. ROOTING. FOR YOU!!!!

Dang I was just about to update saying wow Gray is such a nice dude I'm glad he's with Emma.

*cue cliche virus*

Spoiler: Emma cheats.

I FEEL BETRAYED!"
March 24, 2017 – Finished Reading
June 22, 2017 – Shelved as: own
June 22, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read

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