Thursday, October 25, 2012
I always like to wait at least a day after reading a book before I write a review, let everything settle and sink in. When I was first finished I was all ready to give the book 5 stars, now I almost want to drop it to three stars. So I compromised and settled on 4.
I try not to let my personal pet peeves color my opinion too much, but really how many times can you say that a character's words are choppy, or that his scar turns his smile into something grotesque. I know, I know, I'm not an author so I don't know how hard it is. I'm just saying it annoys me to no end.
Also, what time period is this? There was a little info at one point about how the world became this way and it had to do with looking for fuel. Okay so we are in the future. They have some seemingly advanced technology, cloaking mechanisms and tracking devices, but they live like they are in the dark ages, riding in donkey pulled carriages and the like. I assume the reason the women went back to being nothing more than property was the tyrants fault.
So my pet peeve wouldn't have brought the rating down quite that much, but I also have to admit that when the second book comes out I probably will not be standing in line at midnight. I will read the second book when it comes out but I'm not going to be pining away for it in the meantime.
Overall, I do recommend it. The story has some good twists and kept me reading through the night. The romance is a big part of the story but I didn't think it took away from the plot too much, but helped to keep Rachel more real.