Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Review: Above by Leah Bobet
Above starts out really awesome. I love the main character; Matthew. Loved that this story was told from his POV :) It was a bit hard for me to get used to the writing; but I'm guessing it's just the way he thinks and talks from living below for his entire life. And I didn't mind it so much :) Matthew is an awesome person. He is a Teller. And I really liked him :)
Anyway, this book starts really good. But it also has a lot of deaths in the beginning. And they were brutal. But I also loved them; which doesn't make much sense. Just thought it was well written. There is a lot going on plot wise, and I do not really want to spoil it for you. So this review will be a bit short; since I can't talk much about the amazing plot ;)
But I can say that it is awesome. I love these kinds of books. Where people are all sorts of screwed up; but not in the normal way. And I just loved every minute of it. The plot in this book is amazing. There is interesting things happening at all times, and there is so much to be learned.
I really loved Matthew; like I said. But I loved a lot of characters in this book. Like old Whisper. And old Jack. They were amazing characters; and I liked that they were there :) Liked a few other characters; but not as much. There were however also many characters that I did not like at all ;p
Then there is Ariel. Or Ari. Whose real name we never learned :\ She is an amazing character. I loved what she could do, but she is the most broken of them all. And I sort of hated her for it. I thought this book would have lots of romance; because it seemed like it would have that. But it doesn't. Matthew loves Ari. He really does. Like love, love her. And I understand why he does. But she doesn't seem to.
I was confused a whole lot about the romance thing in this book. They had lived together below for about 8 months, and she was still flinching whenever he tried to touch her. And they never kissed. Which I really hated. Would have loved it if it was only one kiss.. but there wasn't. I get that she was Sick and all, but I really hated it. Wish it had been different.
But I did really like her; mostly :) And I liked her story. Just, yeah, I wanted more romance. And I wanted her to care for Matthew like he cared for her. With the ending of this book; I was disappointed. But, it does lead up to a second book. And I really hope there will be another one :)
There is a lot of deaths in this book. And they all seem real, and they are all brutal. But I still sort of loved it. And Matthew is awesome. As is many other things. So if you have not read this book, you really need to :) Because it is really good.