Review: The Infinite Sea & The Last Star by Rick Yancey || Where things boiled down to an underwhelming end

Title: The Infinite Sea
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave trilogy, book 2
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Thriller, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 300 pages, Paperback
Published: September 16th, 2014 by Penguin Books Ltd
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

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Blurb (from Goodreads):

For Cassie Sullivan and the rest of Earth’s remaining human survivors, the situation was already desperate when the 5th Wave hit. It’s about to get worse.

No one yet knows the depths to which Earth’s conquerors—the Others—will sink in order to rid the Earth of the human infestation, nor have they guessed the heights to which the human spirit can reach. Characters introduced in Book One will come to the fore—and others will face the ultimate test.


Like I already said in my review of The Selection trilogy, I really want to try and finish the full series that I already own and I was in the mood for some alien drama and hence picked it up! This book picked up from where The 5th Wave had ended. The gang has no idea what happened to Evan and they are trying to stay as low key as possible but it is it ever possible in a world plagued by monsters?

I really enjoyed The 5th Wave and though I already had this book, I really wanted to read the whole series together, so I waited a bit for The Last Star to come out but I was disheartened by the reviews and hence I didn’t pick it up then. But my mood finally stroke and I ended up binge reading book 2 and 3 together. The Infinite Sea started off slow and it kinda mostly stayed stagnant like that but the book was not devoid of actions. Like the previous book, this book is also narrated in multiple POVs but this book is dominated by Ringer’s POVs and surprisingly I didn’t mind that much because I actually enjoyed the story from her view too but wanted more from Cassie’s too.

“When you look death in the eye and death blinks first, nothing seems impossible.”

Anyway, the action kept me engaged throughout the book. Ringer is not someone to sit back and see what happens, so naturally, she embarked an adventure on her own which was pretty interesting and exciting to read about. Poundcake’s backstory really made me sad but he indeed was a brave little guy. A few new characters are also introduced in this book but Razor was the one who intrigued me the most. The one thing I hated the most was Sam’s change of attitude. Like seriously! It gave me a whiplash! His sister did everything for him and instead of being a little thankful and happy she is not dead, he does the complete opposite. Sam went on from being my favourite character to my most hated.

*Spoilery* Over, The Infinite Sea was a good read. The plot was executed neatly and the new POVs were pretty interesting to read. And I also got to seeeeee Evan!! I was seriously worried about him and when he and Cassie were finally reunited, I was happy as hell! *End of Spoiler*

Recommend it?

Yes.


Title: The Last Star
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave trilogy, book 3
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Thriller, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 338 pages, Paperback
Published: May 24th, 2016 by Penguin Books Ltd
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.


Everything boiled down to the last book. I was seriously so afraid to start this book but I needed to know the answers as well, I needed to know how everything ended. And I did enjoy this book but unfortunately, this book did not live up to my expectations.

The 2nd book really set up the pace for this book and things started on an exciting note. Everything was much more chaotic which made the plot confusing at times. This book mostly had Cassie and Ringer’s POV and I enjoyed them both. They both were such badass characters and although they didn’t see eye to eye on most of the things but they were mature enough to side together when it came down to the actual enemy. My hatred for Sam increased in this book. Seriously, how could he treat his own sister like that? Nonetheless, I liked Ben (and I was freaking right who he ended up with in the end!!) but I didn’t care for him as much as Evan and I wish I had got to see more of him and Cassie together.

“Love is forever. If it wasn't, it wouldn't be love.
The world is beautiful. If it wasn't, it wouldn't be the world.”

But I wanted more from the plot. It was like they were moving but still kind of stuck like in book 2. Though the last part was interesting enough to keep me glued to the pages. I enjoyed the actions the most in the book but unfortunately, the plot twist was not as shocking because it was already spoiled for me but I still enjoyed the execution. But the ending! I did not see it coming. Not from far far away! Why?!! Why the hell did it happen that way? When I actually read that part I had to recheck if I was reading it right because it happened all of a sudden! And I was not ready for it.

Overall, The Last Star, although an enjoyable read was underwhelming. The loose ends were tied I did enjoy the overall story but I wanted more and I was not satisfied how everything ended.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, have you completed this series yet? What did you think about this trilogy?

Review: End of Days by Susan Ee || Where the world (almost) comes to an end

Title: End of Days
Author: Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & the End of Days trilogy, book 3
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Paranormal, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 331 pages, Paperback
Published: May 12th, 2013 by Skyscape
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?


The first two books in this series was a reread for me but this one was the one where I was going in blind and I was sooo glad it met my expectations. Of course, there were a few ups and downs but overall, it was a great ride.

*A little spoilery*

Raffe and Penryn are both on the run. Penryn finally has her sister but that is the least of her worries right now because the Angels have released an apocalyptic nightmare upon them. After facing so much, Penryn is not ready to go down without a fight. Will she be able to make any difference or will the nightmares swallow her whole?

I loved this book so much. The plot was engaging and I couldn’t put this book down. So many things happened this book, it was full of action, adventure and romance and I couldn’t get enough of it. After finally finding Paige, Raffe and Paige are headed towards the Resistance camp in hope of finding some help but the journey is not as easy as they constantly thrown into one danger or the other.

“Just this once,’ he says almost more to himself than to me. ‘Just one moment.’
Then he leans down and kisses me.”

I heard a lot of complaints about this book, that it was too sappy but I have to completely disagree on that point because the moments between Raffe and Penryn were sooo romantic and hell, I wanted more! It was (kinda) the end of the world and Penryn deserved it. I wanted to hit Raffe sometimes for being all hot and cold sometimes but it was crystal clear how much he cared and loved Penryn and he would do everything to ensure that she was safe and so would Penryn. ❤

Uriel was a weird kind of villain, I mean he had brains but he was not clever like Crowley (if you get my reference). Also, Paige was badass. I loved her so much and she a did a hell lot of more than help and I was finally glad to see Penryn accepting her totally for who she was now. I was worried hell for Dee and Dum and I didn’t want a repeat of what happened to the Weasleys, thank God I was proved wrong!! And Pooky Bear, how can I forget her, she was epic!!!

“Come on. Say it, Raffe.” I give him a half smile. “I love it when you say Pooky Bear. It’s just so perfect when it comes out of your mouth.”
“She might kill you in your sleep one of these days just so she can get rid of that name.”

The thing which shocked me the most was Belial’s backstory. I hated that guy so, so much but after getting to know how he became what he was now, I ended up sobbing hysterically. The hero had become the villain of his own story. And that was sad. I was a little unsure about how exactly things would go down in the end, after seeing their plan, I was kinda terrified because that seemed too basic: do or die kinda basic and the ending felt a little underwhelmed but I did enjoy it.

Overall, End of Days was a great read. I enjoyed the plot and the characters kept me engaged throughout the whole book. The romance between Raffe and Penryn was perfectly swoon-worthy! The writing was smooth and easy to read and it was fast-paced and I loved humour in this book! I am definitely counting on to read more by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


Here are the favourite things that Raven loved about this trilogy:

  • Admirable Sibling relationship.
  • Strong Female protagonist.
  • Swoon-worthy love interest/male lead.
  • Engaging and action packed Plot.
  • Slow burn forbidden romance.
  • Pooky Bear(Raffe’s Angel Sword) and the hilarious twins Dee and Dum.

Aaand here’s my list of what I loved about this trilogy:

  • The sibling love.
  • The romance between Raffe and Penryn!
  • Pooky bear. 😛
  • The fighting.
  • The loyalty between certain characters.

So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you started this series yet?

Review: World After by Susan Ee || An intriguing as well as a horrifying read

Title: World After
Author: Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & the End of Days trilogy, book 2
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Paranormal, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 314 pages, Paperback
Published: November 19th, 2013 by Skyscape
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister, Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?


This book was such a great ride. The first time I read World After, I didn’t enjoy it so much, in fact, it felt quite meh but I guess re-reading this book helped seeing everything from another perspective which was the reason, in the end, I loved it so much. I buddy read this one too, with Raven. So, let’s jump into the review now, shall we? Oh and you can also read my review of book 1: Angelfall, here.

After Penryn rescues her sister from the Angels’ lair, she gets hurt in the process but Raffe brings her to safety and back to her family. Page, Penryn’s sister is not the same person she knew anymore. When the people in the Resistance camp mistake Paige for a monster, she runs away and Paige sets out to another journey to find her little sister while Raffe is still on the hunt for his wings. Both of their journeys lead to the same destination but what happens Penryn comes face to face with the horrific truth about the Angels?

This book picks up right where it left off. Paige is back with her family but she is far from the girl who she used to be once because of the experiments that were done on her when she was captured by the Angels. After an incident happens in the Resistance camp and Paige runs off, Penryn along with her mother and another woman (I forgot her name though) whom Penryn saved before, leaves off together in search of her. When I read this book the first time, it felt pretty meh to me but this was so not the case for this time. This book was engaging and I was on the edge the whole time. I also wanted to hit Obi, he was the leader of a whole freaking camp but his sense of judgement was really, really bad.

This book was action packed and I was not bored for even a second, in fact, this it was pretty hard to put this book down. And Penryn, she was simply amazing but not devoid of flaws which made her character more realistic. But I really missed Raffe in this book, he was barely there but I wanted so much more. The chemistry between them was more than ever and whatever little moments we saw between them, were just so swoon-worthy!

“Let go,” I say into his ear.

Raffe holds me tighter like there’s no room for discussion.”

World After also focused more on character development and we got to see more of the Angel politics and the parties which were equally creepy and scary. Alcatraz was a pure nightmare and when the actual truth came out behind all the experiments, I was shell shocked, I mean I quite understood what was going on but finally getting the whole truth, it was nightmarish.

One of my favourite aspects of this book was Pooky bear, Raffe’s sword whom Penryn dressed it up in a teddy bear to disguise it. Pooky Bear had a personality of its own and it really made things more interesting. And it seriously cracked me up when Raffe learned the new name of his precious sword.

Overall, World After was a fantastic read. I enjoyed how the plot was executed and the characters kept me on my toes. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace throughout the book. I’ll be posting my review for the 3rd and last book in this trilogy soon, so stay tuned for that!

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you read it yet?

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee || When second time’s the charm

Title: Angelfall
Author: Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & the End of Days trilogy, book 1
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Paranormal, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 284 pages, Paperback
Published: August 28th, 2012 by Skyscape
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Travelling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.


I read Angelfall and World After back in 2015 but I never got to pick up the third and last book of this trilogy which I finally bought this March. As I didn’t quite remember anything from the first 2 books, I decided it would only be wise if to reread the first of them as well. So, I decided to buddy read it Raven @ Dreamy Addictions because we both kinda had the same situation. Anyway, I think I enjoyed Angelfall more than I did the last time. Well, this is definitely one of the perks of rereading.

Angelfall deals with the post-apocalyptic world where the chaos is everywhere. The angels have taken over the earth and no place is safe anymore. Penryn along with her mother and crippled sister is on the run until her sister is snatched by one of the angels and leaves one of their wounded, behind. Raffe quickly becomes an ally than a leverage when Penryn learns they are on the same side. The search for her sister is not what she expected it to be, will she be able to reach her in time?

“Sometimes, as we’re stumbling along in the dark, we hit something good.”

The plot was refreshing and I couldn’t put the book down. This book is divided into small chapters which made it a smooth read. Penryn like everyone else just wants to survive. Her whole family which consists of her mother and sister, Paige depends on her. While she is on the run, she witnesses a fight between one angel, Raffe’s against a few others. They cut off his wings but Penryn’s timely intervention saves him but her sister gets snatched by the big bad wolf, Belial. Penryn somehow helps Raffe and they both set on a journey to find her sister. I was constantly on the edge while reading this book.

This book never failed to surprise it. While they are on the search for their sister, they met the rebels who in my opinion were a wackjob. They thought they were prepared to take on the angels but oh well, they got their answers. But I loved Dee-Dum, the twins. They were notorious but they had a good heart, and they reminded me of the Weasley twins. Raffe and Penryn made quite an unlikely team and daaaamn I totally ship it!! According to Raffe, angels are not allowed to socialise with Daughter of Men which kind of made their chemistry more intense. I ship it! I ship it! I ship it! And Raffe’s sense of humour was quite, what can I say… interesting.

“My friends call me Wrath,” says Raffe. “My enemies call me Please Have Mercy. What’s your name, soldier boy?”

Anyway, I digress. I loved Paige who was wheelchair bound and I felt so bad she got taken. When Penryn finally managed to reach where her sister might have been kept, I was as horrified as Penryn to see what in the hell that was actually going on. I felt equally disgusted. On the other hand, I don’t actually know what to think of Penryn’s mom, she was a nut job but the sanest person at the same time.

I expected the world-building to be more… I don’t know the exact word but let’s settle for precise. I wanted more answers, I wanted to know why the angels were here and what they actually wanted to do which now when I think, half of the angels did not know the answer to this question. And the wingy twist, I definitely wasn’t expecting that. Nonetheless, I hope to get my answers in the next book.

Overall, Angelfall was an intriguing read. I loved how the plot was executed, it was unpredictable and kept me on my toes. Although there isn’t much romance in this book, I loved the chemistry between Raffe and Penryn. The writing was smooth and addictive and it was fast paced throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, what did you think about this book? Was it a cup of your tea or did you expect more from it?

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Author: Rick Yancey

Tittle: The 5th Wave

Series: The 5th Wave trilogy, book 1

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Thriller, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 460 pages, Paperback

Published: May 7th 2013 by Penguin Books

Source: Purchased

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051


Blurb (from Goodreads):

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope for rescuing her brother and even saving herself. Now she must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. Cassie Sullivan gets up.


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I wanted to read The 5th Wave for a long time but I couldn’t because I was kinda busy buying other books. Then I saw that the movie was coming out and it was the perfect opportunity for me to read the book before going to see the movie. So, I finally picked it up in December and I’m so glad I did because I absolutely loved the book.

Cassie had been living a pretty normal life just like any other high school student until the mothership arrives. After that nothing remains the same. Cassie along with her father and brother moves to a refugee camp but due to certain circumstances her brother gets seperated from her and she promised that would never happen. The 4th wave have already started, will Cassie even make it alive to rescue her brother in time or will all hell break loose?

We are pretty much familiar with alien invasion in books and movies but the concept of the waves was freaking awsome and brilliant. I was glued to the book from the very first page. The plot was executed really well and I enjoyed the suspense and the engaging action throughout the book. This book had multiple POVs which was definitely a plus because we got to know what all the characters were thinking. It was a bit confusing at first but I quickly got the heck of it. The training part in the military camp was a bit gruesome and I was suspicious of Vosch from the very beginning. But that plot twist, holy hell, I didn’t see it coming! It took me a few moments to process everything before I moved forward with the book.

The characters were one of the most important aspect of this book and I ended up liking them, very much. I really liked Cassie, she was a strong character and loyal to her promises. I loved her relationship with her little brother Sammy. No matter what the situation was, she never gave up on finding her brother. Evan’s character was a bit complex and he was definitely different but yeah I ended up liking him as well. I liked their romance but it was a bit too insta-lovey. I mean when he dropped the “L” bomb I was like when did this happen, where was I? Other than this aspect I pretty much enjoyed their relationship.

I was a bit confused obout what to feel about Ben Parish but as we proceeded, he quite grew on me. So yeah, I definitely liked him as well and I loved that he treated Sam like his own brother. Among his other squad members, I really liked Ringer, she was sassy and smart and took no bullshit. I pretty much hated Renzik because of how badly he treated everybody. Everything about the camp smelled fishy to me. Nonetheless, all the characters played an equally important role in this book. I absolutely loved how everything ended, well not everything because there was a bit of a cliffhanger but nonetheless I was satisfied.

Overall, The 5th Wave was an awsome book, it was fast paced and I couldn’t wait to finish this book as I pretty much raced through it. The concept and the plot was neatly executed and the characters were pretty great. The narrative style was a bit different but nonetheless I enjoyed it. I can’t wait to start the next book but unfortunately it will have to wait until my final exams are finished and until then the 3rd and the last book will come out as well. So I plan to read book 2 and 3 together. I reeeally hope April comes soon!

Recommend it?

Definitely yes!


The 5th Wave-  Movie Review

 

Director: J Blakeson

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe, Liev Schreiber

Release Date (US): January 22, 2016

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  • I really, really liked the movie. All the effects of the waves were vividly described and it was pretty fantastic. I specially liked the tsunami, yes it was a bit depressing but nonetheless it was a great scene as well.
  • Most of the significant episodes were executed differently but it stayed true to the plot. I mean, I can’t complain, it’s an adaptation after all but thankfully they didn’t change anything major.
  • The camp scene was cut short. In the book I think it consists of 30-40% but here it was just a few scenes and I think that was pretty okay because they had to fit everything within just a few hours in the movie.
  • Also the training of Ben and his team members were shown very less as well, there was barely one scene, I would have loved if they included a few more scenes.
  • I would have liked if they stuck to the original for only these two scenes- The big revelation occurred to Ringer in the book but here Ben figures that out and when Cassie comes to the military camp she recognises Ben and not the vice versa.
  • I loved that the the L word didn’t occur in the movie. Yet. So I am absolutely okay with it.
  • That peeping scene was absolutely not necessary but it was damn funny!
  • Oh and I pretty much ogled the screen because you know…
  • Other than that, I loved the acting and how everything was executed. I can’t wait to watch the next one!

Recommend it?

Yes. Even if you didn’t like the book, you should definitely give the movie a try.


Sooo guys, how many of you have read the book and watched the movie as well? What did you loved and hated the most about it? Share your thoughts with me!

Review: Poison by Lan Chan

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Tittle: Poison

Series: Wind Dancer, book 1

Genre: Dystopia, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, [Young-Adult]

Heat rating: Cool

Page count and format: 230 pages, Ebook

Published: September 1st, 2015 by Createspace

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: PicsArt_1444558511051


Blurb (from Goodreads):

Since the night her mother was murdered, sixteen-year-old Rory Gray has known one truth: There are no good Seeders.

In post-apocalyptic Australia, the scientists known as Seeders have built a Citadel surrounded by food-producing regions and populated with refugees from the wars and famine. To maintain their control, the Seeders poisoned the land and outlawed the saving of seeds.

It’s been six years since Rory graced the Seeders’ circus stage as the Wind Dancer and still the scars on her body haven’t healed. Even worse are the scars on her heart, left by a Seeder boy who promised to protect her.

Now the Seeders are withholding supplies from Rory’s region for perceived disobedience. Utilising the Wanderer knowledge she received from her mother, Rory must journey to the Citadel through uninhabitable terrain to plead for mercy.

However, the Citadel isn’t as Rory remembered. The chief plant geneticist is dying and rumours fly that the store of viable seed is dwindling. The Seeders are desperate to find a seed bank they believe Rory can locate, and they will stop at nothing to get it.

To defy the Seeders means death. But Rory has been close to death before–this time she’s learned the value of poison.


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OH MY GOD THIS BOOK WAS FILLED WITH AWSOMENESS! And it was so damn fabulous! And the cover is so beautiful! At first I had a bit of difficulty in getting into the story, it was only a little close to the halfway that I became invested and I was sucked into the story with full force. I’m so glad I did not stop and kept reading otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to experience the hell of a ride by reading this book.

The story is set in post-apocalyptic Australia where the people known as Seeders have done genetic modifications to almost everything possible, they’ve poisoned the land and outlawed the saving of seeds. All the people depend on them for their livelihood in exchange for their freedom. The Wanderers revolved against the Seeders but they were all wiped out. The story is about a girl named Rory who used to be the Wind Dancer. When her mother was killed by the Seeders she understood that none of them were actually good and she wanted to take revenge ever since. But when her father comes in contact with the deadly disease that’ve been killing everyone, she sets to travel to the Citadel to find a solution instead she comes to face to face with numerous dangers. It’s upto her to decide if she chooses to save her loved ones or save herself.

The plot was so different and the concept of the Wind Dancer was unique. Yes, there were some incidents that reminded me of the Hunger Games but they were all uniquely executed that made me love this book even more. Rory sets out alone in this journey but then she finds more companions from her land along with her brother who wants to join her, at first she’s reluctant but then she agrees. I loved all the action and the dangers that they had to go through to cross the forest and I almost cried after seeing what happened to all of them. I was really, really horrified during that piranha sequence, it was just so gruesome and terrifyingly sad. All the things actually sped up from this point onwards and there was not a single dull moment.

Another memorable scene was when all the wind dancers along Rory were in the pole which were moving up and down and they had to throw each other and the last one to stay upright would win. This scene reminded me a lot of the Hunger Games but it was executed really well and it was so awsome and so terrifying! The plot twist was really good but somehow things in their plan managed to go wrong and I’m sooo upset. The way things ended, I was like OMG! WHAT’S HAPPENING, I’m so confused and in very need of the next book right now and I have no idea when it’s going to be out! *SIGHS*

I loved and hated the characters. They were all uniquely potrayed and had a special element to them. I liked Rory very much, she was strong and a kickass protagonist. But she was not devoid of normal humanly feelings, she felt sadness, anger, fear and frustration which made it easy to relate to her. I was so afraid of her because of the risks she took, she was trying so hard to survive and save herself as well, I felt really bad for her situation and the way things turned out. And Aiden, I don’t have a clue how to feel about this guy. I mean, from the very first I was praying please let him be good, don’t make him evil, then I thought I was right but then again something happened which left me confused. ARGHH! I really, really hope something good happens in the next book, I mean atleast where it’s concerning him because I really like him despite his behaviour and shit. Damn me!

I liked the side characters as well, they were all unique and strong. I loved Rory’s brother and I want to know what happened to him! My favourite was Gage. He was sweet and a good friend, he wanted revenge from the Seeders for killing his father. Leura was another character I liked. But it was really sad because of the fate they met. And there were a few creepy characters as well like Harlan. I hated him so much and he really gave that bad vibe. I really want to see what happens to all these characters next and specially I want to see Harlan and his mother dead!

The writing was beautiful and simple. But there were quite a few times that I had to go back and reread the paragraph because I felt confused. Other than this and the slow start and I don’t have any complaints with this book because I was very much satisfied how everything was executed so perfectly. The pace was fast throughout the book and from the middle onwards I had to race with the book because I was dying to find out what happened next and so many surprises were thrown into the mix.

Overall, Poison was a really awsome read. The plot was unique and everything was executed really well. I loved the characters though some I hated and some gave pretty bad vibes. The authority in the Citadel were really cruel, they didn’t give a shit what happened to anyone or anything unless and until they were not harmed. The writing style was smooth and it was fast paced which I really enjoyed. I really can’t wait to read the next book!

Recommend it?

ABSOLUTELY YES!


Sooo guys, have you read Poison yet or are you planning to read it? Liked it? Hated it? Share your thoughts with me!