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My first series in this genre of books
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2016
This Is the first time I've read a book like this. I usually don't read these types of book. This is also my first book review. The series started off following mother Ella and her son William if I remember correctly. They weren't mentioned in this book as much as I hoped. This book more focused on the crumbling ways of the government behind the Circle Wall and in the battle fields on the opposite side of the Circle Wall. I did like the chaos that was rapidly unraveling. I'm not sure what they will do with Ella and William since they have redirected their focus. At the rate this book is going I will only be disappointed if William dies without actually acting on his true powers. I'm hoping he's going to turn out like Jingo and rounds up the beasts for the potential fight they may have against the army. But tbh at the looks of the army from Brighton, I'm not really sure what will become of them. They're losing sight of their goal. This book has definitely turned since the first book. I have mixed feelings about this book. Hopefully everything is resolved in the last book (resolved meaning everyone's story, whether it good or bad, comes to a logical conclusion). Anywho, I would recommend this series. But I also haven't read anything like this (not even Hunger Games). In a way it is predictable because it focuses a lot on choosing life over death, which shows the extents people go to. This book also shows the battle of being human vs being godly. Somehow godly is working in Winthrop's favor, which I actually do not like but I guess that's the way of the world? I do hope that Oliver accomplishes something because he's really been useless when you think about it. He hasn't been able to follow through with his major plans. He's usually ignored and thrown to the side because of his age. So far he's just been voicing what the reader is thinking, bit as far as him acting on the plans he's made, he hasn't done much of anything. I guess he's really only there to be a logical person regardless of his age. He's also known for blurring out his thoughts without weighing whether or not it's worth saying those things. Besides that, that's all he seems to be good for. This book could do without him in my opinion so I'm hoping they do actually use him in the last book. I'm honestly not sure how this series will end, so far I already know it's not going to be a happy ending obviously. But if it is a happy ending I personally would like it to be a happy ending for the person we least expect it. I would love to read reviews about the angered readers who would be disappointed about who won what. That shows how good a book is when you have people so passionately arguing over how emotionally involved their position is vs how the book actually turned out to be.