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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Maybe. I would say it's entertaining if you have nothing else to listen to. The writing style is fantastic, the storytelling decent, and the performance excellent. But the heroine is lacking. She is not a strong lead character. She's obsessed with her personal relationship and can't see past it to the larger issues going on in the book. She makes selfish decisions and can't see it's not all about her. She never gets that people are fighting for their lives and she's in a position to do something about it but won't because of her boyfriend. I think the author was trying to create a sense of modesty/humbleness but it just comes off as self-centered shallowness. For heaven's sake, the battle for everything is going down and she takes a bath and has sex with her boyfriend! Then she gets mad because Knox is fighting instead of helping her. Really?!!I found this book so annoying and shallow that if it wasn't the end of the book when the ludicrous scene happened, I would have shut it off. May as well finish the last half hour...
I actually went back after writing this review and lowered the stars...I think I was too generous the first time with two...
(And I hate to talk like this - usually I am not so picky, but this book really was terrible, just because of Kitty.)
What could Aimée Carter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
I would like to have seen Kitty develop, to mature. Since the point of the book seems to center on a revolution developing against the Hart family, it would be nice to see her begin to understand her role and accept it, becoming a strong heroine character instead of a useless, whiny, selfish pawn.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I loved the first book. Creative idea, characters and twists. But the author has relied on one character flaw to the point of me literally yelling "REALLY?!?" at my audio book as it played.
Lila/Kitty is so obstinate to the point of being an idiot. She will not trust anyone - not even as they save her life again and again. She will not listen to anyone - except her own foolish notions - and it puts her and her loved ones in mortal peril continuously.
Quite frankly, it's now beyond unbelievable and annoying. It now making me flat out angry. I'm supposed to believe this woman is somehow lovable and special when everything she does proves what an idiot she is?
The author had something here, but she made her lead character way too one-dimensional.
I wondered after the first book how this series wasn't more popular- like Mockingjay. But now I know.
I will not be finishing this series. The lead character is so annoying now that, quite frankly, I'm angry at these books and the author.
What a waste.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful