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The story is fine but I hate the protagonist

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-2020

I loved this series when I was a teenager, reading it again as an young adult brought some new perspective. The protagonist is selfish, self centered and unbearable. She makes stupid assumptions with surface level information and is constantly running away from her problem and problems SHE CREATED.

Some spoilers ahead here, when Paul shot Theo, why is SHE the one that needs to run and hide in a luxurious life of a literal princess when Theo is the one that got shot?? Sure it's heartbreaking to find out the guy you love is also a remourseless murderer, but there to abandon the friend that tried to protect you (twice mind you) but got his leg blasted instead only to feel sorry for yourself? No. Just no. Not to mention knowing that while occupying the body of her other self, the other self retains memory of her controlling their body, assuming that whatever she has decided is also what they want? Ugh. It's honestly infuriating to listen to the last 4 hours of this book. Like uwu something terrible happened to ME even though it was my friend that got shot in front of my face, instead of comforting him I'm gonna run away to live a princess life and pretend to forget that Paul's soul is at stake and Theo's cure. Oh and I got this me PREGNANT BECAUSE I MADE THE DECISION TO HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX BUT THATS OKAY CUS I JUST KNOW ITS WHAT THIS ME WOULD WANT TO. I HATE HER.

Wordy and Repetitive

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-2020

I enjoy the plot of the story... If there were a destintive one. A lot of information are repeated over and over, the same event described again and again from character to character within the same chapters, it felt like it was purposely dragged on for the sake of word count. I had to set the speed to X2 and skip through some parts to only get to the next "action", so much useless and repeated internal dialogues that doesn't move the story forward.

The story premise itself is fine, I liked the world building, however I did not enjoy the main love story, it felt like 2 teenagers "in love" rather than 2 early 20s YA IN LOVE. The story line following what happened in Weep held nothing at all, the discovery of the library and relationship building between characters are just fillers with none concequencial effect.

I was interested in Nova and Kora's plot, but it got generic towards the end, which was a shame.

I like the reference to DOSAB, It's nice to know the universes are connected.

I was more excited about the story towards the last hour of the story than the rest, it ended well in a happy ending which is fine.

Too Wordy

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-2020

The story plot and narration is enjoyable, however the description of certain actions or feelings can get a bit wordy and repetitive. I didn't really enjoy the dream chapters either since they were all just... well, dreams and not real.

The story could've definitely been shorter imo. But I will be purchasing the next book to see how the story plays out.

PHENOMENAL

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-2020

Absolutely phenomenal. I enjoyed this book and series so thoroughly, I can't wait to listen to it again! the narration is perfect, the story itself is perfect, I love this series and wish there were more!

This series made me laugh, cry and feel emotions I rarely feel when listening to YA fantasy books. I enjoyed this experience immensely.

Absolutely Stellar

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-2020

Every bit of this book was perfect! fantastic doesn't even begin to describe how wonderful the narration is, the story plot, characters... all the twist and turns into was a delight.

SIMPLY AMAZING

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-2020

the performance, the story, the characters... absolutely amazing. I can't even begin to describe how in love with this series I've become! thank you Holly Black for this fantastic series

Wordy but a good end to the series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-2018

Overall is good, the second part of the story dragged on quite a bit, wordy and repeated information had me speeding the speech up but very glad the series is finally over.

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Holy Gods

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-2018

Overall an amazing and enjoyable story.

HOWEVER I must say that the last part of the story made me fast forward quite a lot at how much one thing is being repeated by multiple characters, as well as how long it dragged on for.

I loved it regardless and can't wait for it to finally come to an end with KOA.

Crown of Midnight cover art

Getting good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-2018

First book was okay, this was good, and the preview for the next book? oh my god I'm hooked.

I'm glad I gave in and bought the first book, there are a lot of negative reviews on the series but people usually only complain when they don't like something.

Excited for the next book, and the next.

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Listen to it yourself

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-2018

I have been hesitant to purchase this book due to all the reviews I have read, but after finishing the first book, I'm happy to say its not as awful as I imagined, its actually quite nice.

The story is interesting, though there are some aspect that made me roll my eyes but do remember it is a YA book put in age 11-13 section.

I didn't like the so many POV of the book, you'd think POV is for important characters but in this case i feel like it was just to fill up more chapters.

The romance aspect too was a bit forced, in my opinion.

Overall though it is still a nice read, I heard that it does get better in the later books so that's where i am going.

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