Author: C.J. Redwine
Published: September 1, 2012
Publisher: Balzar & Bray
Purchase at: Amazon
This has been one of the worst books I have ever read. Rachel, the main character, was simply infuriatingly stupid. I can take characters who are too nice or tough or whatever, but I simply cannot take characters that are really stupid. (Danger! Hello? Are you stupid?!)
One should feel sorry for Rachel. Her father dies protecting something he believes should not be given to the wrong hands. Rachel’s father did an honorable thing, but met a sad fate. So yes, why shouldn’t we feel sorry for her? Because she is a dishonor to her father! I like strong female characters, but Rachel was simply too way in over her head. She makes rash decisions that gets herself, and even others, in trouble. She is insanely self-centered, and she never bothers to watch her tongue or back.
Now let’s go to Logan. I’ll admit, I like him a little because he gets really mean to Rachel (Yes, I hate her.), but it’s still wrong. I don’t even understand their relationship. It’s a love-hate thing maybe? Who knows. Although I like how Logan is really smart in terms of planning and inventing. Maybe Rachel should have listened to him more.
This book was told in the perspectives of Rachel and Logan, and every time I would see Rachel’s name on the chapter heading, I would start preparing myself from all the idiocy I would encounter. I would stop reading, curse inwardly, breathe, and then start reading again. That’s just how bad it is.
Also, how did society revert back to making females as lesser beings than men? I’m assuming this does not take place in the olden days, considering their names and the technology present in the book. Well, I don’t really know what to make of the timeline for the story. I just really don’t like how the women needed “Protectors” who rule their lives. I think it was just taken too much into the extreme that they can’t even be in the streets without their protectors.
It is such a shame how this book was so mind-blowingly disappointing. The book cover is simply lovely. The book has a good title. Even the synopsis was pretty good. But once you read it, you will just hate it. Well, I did anyway, and I even bothered to finish the book, even though it was excruciatingly long. I’ve seen a couple of people drop it. I just don’t get it.
The story was awful. The romance was awful. The characters were extremely awful. Awful. Awful. Awful!
If you like idiocy, then this book is for you. It definitely is NOT the book for me. I sold my copy. We should give this book the boot. This is a waste of time and money.
- This is all based on personal opinion, and as much as I’m open to other people’s opinions, I hope you understand that this is based on what I feel. I avoid giving out spoilers as much as possible, too.
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