This may well be teen fiction but I am 33 years old and loved this.
It took a bit of geting used to, a world without love where love is banned and religion and life has been re-written. I guess you do spend most of the book desperately wanting Lana to "see the light" so it can be frustrating at times, but the book is about her journey and as it's a trilogy the story is about her development and change.
It's a good idea for a story, and I like the change from the current endless Vampires, ghosts, witches, angels, fairies in books... It's a futuristic life story and a clever idea. It's very American as is the narration, but it's well worth a listen and certainly took the bore out of my comute.
Firstly I would like to say that I am not a "young adult" I am 33 years old. I loved this book.
You have to have read the first book Delirium, which is also very good.
The characters have depth, which is good as you feel you get to undertand them a bit. The story goes from 'Then' to 'Now' chapter to chapter which at first is frustrating but after a while works well.
Lana is a little frustrating as at times I find her dull and a bit stupid. I know the main character is only 18 but I find it hard to think of this book as a teen book as some of the issues and violence are very much adult themes. There is a lot of death in the book which fits in with the serious story line.
I was hooked to this audio and when it ended I was disappointed the next book is not yet released. The cliff hanger at the end was obvious to me, but maybe not to all, certainly made you want to know the next story.
A great book. thanks.
I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover so I judge them by their title! Although this book wasn't what I expected from the title I'd recomend reading it, it brings up some really interesting topics and it's written with some great characters and an amazing plot that keeps you hooked the whole way through!
I started listening to this at about 6pm and I didn't stop listening until It had finished!
Really enjoyed this and recommend it!