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what is everyone else reading?!
on 11 January 2014
So kenn is the twelfth keeper. Don't know what that entails exactly? Me neither and I've read two books. Don't get me wrong this book isn't bad but it isn't good either. I think the aim of the author was to write something marginally dystopian, unfortunately the back story (which had some good imagination behind it) is totally over shadowed by a piss poor romance which could have been written under any plot line. I got reasonable enjoyment out of the first book. Yes, I thought it focused a little too heavily on the romance and on Kennedy's delusion but I figured it would be the first book of a trilogy or the such like and the first book just set the scene - because not a lot else happened. This book - she loves him, she doesn't love him, she loves him, she doesn't blah blah. Do you get the point?
It's a shame because romances are 10 a penny, and good dystopian stories aren't.
And why is the romance bad? She's supposed to be strong, a leader etc etc. So she has absolutely no faith that this guy loves her even though he practically writes it in stars. She's passive and frankly irritating, with the poor guy doing all the running.
And the ending. What actually happened? There is no scene setting, no real explanation, no encouragement of imagination at all. And the characters? Marginal interest or even mention, bar Matilda.
Now I'm not sure what every other reviewer on here has read. Especially with comments such as 'amazing' and 'wow'. I'm thinking yet another book on amazon has been hit with fake reviewer-itis.
I'm not saying don't read this book, but be warned, it has serious flaws.