I have been waiting over a year for this book, the third in the series. I am a HUGE fan of the Divergent and Insurgent books! After waiting so long, I do not feel it is truly fair to rate this book…there was a long and large build up. It took me a little longer to get into than the first two, but once in, I was hooked. Veronica Roth is talented! I did feel that this book read more like a movie than a book, but let’s face it, it will likely be in movie form before we know it. I hope so anyway! I figured out how it would end early on. She left a little bit of room for the what if and I had my own ending in mind that I knew she wouldn’t do, but I completely understand why she ended it the way she did. It was the only way to bring the series full circle and make a clean and closed ending to the series. I applaud Veronica Roth for this series…it is captivating and unique. I do like the first 2 better than the last, but I still like the last, especially for a 3rd book in a series! 🙂 You should definitely read and enjoy!
I finally finished the Alex Cross series…or at least what is there so far. I have to say, my review of each book isn’t very different. There were few surprises. As the books went on, the plots had more depth, but the endings still left a little to be desired. I would surely read the next one…if there will be a next one. I chose to not try to figure out James Patterson’s political stance and simply focus on the content. I became attached to the characters and they were easy and entertaining reads. Of all the books, I think “Merry Christmas Alex Cross” and “Alex Cross Run” could actually be decent movies.
I am almost finished reading Prince Caspian to my kids. They do enjoy it, but not as much as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I can’t argue, it is hard to beat the first book in this series. Prince Caspian is still a great read and we will be moving on to The Dawn Treader upon completion.
I have been on the library waiting list for this book for months. I had to take a break from The Clash of the Kings to read it, because I didn’t know if it would be snatched right back up and I would once again have to wait for it.
I LOVED the writing style. Gillian Flynn is an amazing author and did an amazing job writing the book. It will be a great movie.
I HATED the language. I just do not believe that every book needs to be filled with those words multiple times. Good writers can write without cussing every other word. And Gillian Flynn is a great writer, but I still think overused the cuss words.
I was not a fan of the ending. The book was broken into 3 parts. I predicted the first part pretty easily, but it was still very good. The second and third parts were decent…until the end…just not my pick.
No I am back to Clash of the Kings before I return to the Alex Cross series. I did treat myself to the Alex Cross movie though. 😉