"Lily?" My stomach dropped as a tall, dark-haired man stepped into view. Had he been hiding between the trees? "No. Sorry." Gulping, I took a step back. "I'm not Lily." He shook his head, a satisfied grin on his face. "No. You are Lily." "I'm Summer. You have the wrong person."
You utter freak! I could hear my pulse crashing in my ears. How stupid to give him my real name. He continued to stare at me, smiling. It made me feel sick. "You are Lily," he repeated. Before I could blink, he threw his arms forward and grabbed me. I tried to shout, but he clasped his hand over my mouth, muffling my screams. My heart raced. I'm going to die.
For months, Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her - and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out....
©2014 Natasha Preston (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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"Boring, bland, non climactic and predictable."
I kept waiting and waiting for a twist to happen. No twists, no surprises. The same thing happens over and over with painful repetitiveness. The narrator sounded as bored as I felt. There was absolutely no suspense. Ending was just as plainly written and bland as the rest of the book. I was thankful when it was over. My worst audiobook choice so far.
Listening to Summer cry all the time got old and I felt the ending was anti-climactic. Half way into it, I just wanted it to be over and was really hoping the ending would save it for me, but it didn't. It wasn't horrible, was just kind of a boring read.
"Interesting antagonist, meh ending"
Solid book, I like that the girls were all distinguishable and had their own characters. Clover was the most interesting character he was a mix of Norman Bates, Holden Caulfield, and he Don Quan Killer from Gotham, he's likely one of the creepiest villains I've ever read
I feel like the ending was realistic but kind of flat. Was hoping for more "justice" than just the cops got it and it's over. It makes sense if there was a sequel or series to this book. Like this whole time the girls wanted to "do something to get out" and I feel like it was building up to nothing. Like yeah that's a realistic ending but that doesn't make it a good ending.
"Flowers: A Lesson in Survival"
Yes, because you could feel the anger in Clover rise, and the fear in the girls.
Never knowing when he was going to "lose it."
That's a very hard question to answer, everyone has their own style!
Don't Give Up!
Loved this book! Read it in one sitting!
"I liked the story but..."
I would try another book by Natasha Presion. I liked the story/plot, but the writing seemed really repetitive. I felt like I was listening to the same scene over and over again. As well as the same phrases over and over again. I greatly disliked the female narrator, she sounded bored and whiny most of the time. I thought the male narrators were great.
I don't think I would have changed the story, but I would have tried to vary the dialogue of the girls, it was incredibly repetitive and didn't seem to propel the story forward at all.
I thought the male narrators were great. Their tone and inflection matched what it sounded like the characters were feeling.
I'm glad that I finished it, the story at least made me want to do that; despite the female narrator and repetitiveness of the girls in the story. However, I don't think I'll be recommending it to any of my friends.
"BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ IN MY ENTIRE LIFE !!!!!!!"
Maybe, either way was fine with me.
His tone & voice just merged with the charater
BEST BOOK ON THE ENTIRE PLANET !
"Creepy but great"
I liked the narration.
A memorable moment was when the flowers first meet one another. Morbid.
Fantastic narration is key in this book.
This book creeped me out.
I normally do not read books like this but this book was awesome....could not put it down!!!!
"Tales of the unstable"
I absolutely loved this book! Loved how there were alternate voices to the different characters! Well thought!! I think it was great how the story with all of the main characters were closed. The story wasn't ended with a cliffhanger. I will say there were some bobbing points within the story. Just when you think our characters will see the light of day (figuratively and physically speaking) the rug is snatched from underneath them. Even at the very end you think that everything will pan out decently and somewhat in a supportive manner for the characters. It doesn't! Which to me was great! This story definitely kept me guessing and had me turning page after page! Awesome tale of an individual who was clinically insane!
Good listen - very aimed at a teenage audience though. I enjoyed it, but it could have been better.
"a monotone narrator"
Sounds like the narrator has just finished learning to read. The story however was good
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