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 lo..Show More »ve 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 bo..Show More »ok 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.
I loved these first two books, great stories interesting characters and a great plot.
I couldn't wait for the last, but I was left disappoin..Show More »ted. Its still a good book, but I felt the ending was so lacking, it needed to go further and the book needed to be longer.
I enjoyed the Hanna story in this one, far more interesting and gripped me, and a really interesting domestic violence, controlling relationship explored for that character.
Lana was a bit dull in this story and the love triangle bored me, at the end I wanted more, it needed to go and explore what next, it didn't to me feel like a "leave the ending to your imagination" type ending, but an ending where the author ran out of inspiration and got bored.
Fantastic Narration. Worth a listen if you liked the others.