I liked it so little that I had to DNF it at page 148. This does not happen often. I do not stop reading books. I don't like it. But with this one, I don't think I will be able to read more. I have no want to read more. I don't care what happens next. And it is the worst thing to feel. I will try to explain why I'm not finishing it.
I had a lot of bad thoughts about this book. I will try to not talk too much about it, as it will only be negative. Sigh. But I do love sharing how I feel, so I'm going to do that. My first issue with this book was the writing. I didn't enjoy it. It wasn't bad, so I didn't have any hate towards it, but it wasn't good either. I did not feel connected at all. And nothing happened. So little talking. And the kissing scenes and such were described badly, I thought. I didn't like how Edie was thinking and talking. You know, shit hitting the fan, was mentioned so many times in these 148 pages. That annoyed me a lot. Sigh. Didn't like it. I'm weird that way :)
I really wish I could have loved this one. As I adore Ann. She's such an amazing person. And I have loved a lot of books by her. But this series was not for me. It was so overdone. All the monsters and what not. I felt nothing for them. It didn't make sense to me. That whole immortal game or whatever. First, I didn't remember it that much. Second, it just annoyed me so much. It made no sense. It wasn't exciting. I felt nothing for it. And that is just heartbreaking. I'm sure others will love it. Probably. I don't know.
Then there was the characters. I did not care for Edie at all. She was being silly. And Kian. Why does he love her? I saw nothing about her. The romance wasn't good. A few kissing scenes that weren't exciting. Then there was the potential love triangle with the Harbinger. Sigh. So annoying. Probably nothing, but I don't know. Point is: Nothing about this book excited me. I was bored. I didn't like what was happening. I didn't like how they talked. I just couldn't stand to read any more, and that is depressing. Didn't like it.
Not saying more about this book now. Just a maybe spoiler. I peeked a tiny bit ahead. Someone important dies. There is time travel at the end. What the hell. This is just so not a book for me. I wish it was, but it wasn't. There is too much of everything, I felt like it could have been better without all the weird things. But yeah. This book just was not for me. I'm sad about not finishing it, but I also do not want to pick it up at all. So I guess I'm done with this book. Depressing, but true. Not a book for me.
I'm so sorry that I wasn't able to finish this book. That I didn't enjoy it more. But it just was not for me. I wanted to love it, but I could not. I'm curious to know what others feel about this book, though, as I have seen some mixed thoughts already :) Either way, I adore Ann. And I have loved four of her books, and two short stories by her. But not every book is for me. This wasn't. But I'm forever thankful to Macmillan Kids for sending me this ARC for review. <3 Thank you so much. You guys are the best :)