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Hi! I'm Samprati and I read :)

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A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin
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Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
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The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I
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I saw the plot twist coming....from like ten miles away

Legend -

I had heard nothing but amazing things about this book, but I wasn't all that amazed myself. I liked the book and I will be reading the next one in the series...but man did I find things wrong with it.

The main thing would be the plot. You basically know that there is a conspiracy from the very beginning. it says so in the freaking dust jacket. At the very beginning of the book you learn of the plague and about halfway through you realize what the hell is going on and in the end the big reveal isn't so big anymore. I saw it coming and thats what makes half of the ending so completely deflating. However, some parts of the book did make my jaw drop but they weren't the main focus of the book. At all. They were just events. Granted they were major events but still...

Secondly, the characters (and their lines and actions) were cheesy as heck. I like Day and all. He's down to earth and if he was real then I would jump that boy and smother him with kisses...seriously. But June just pissed me off sometimes. She changed towards the end which was good though. The primary reason why I thought the dialogue and the action between the characters was cheesy was because I thought they were too young. I honestly feel that two fifteen year olds, no matter what kind of society they live in wouldn't have mannerisms and talk the way June and Day do. They have been through a lot in life but I felt like they should have been older. They display the maturity levels and suave attitudes of like 25 year olds. And even 25 year olds don't act suave. It's like they were just saying "smart alec" lines for the hell of it and acting too cool for their own good.....I don't know if it's just me that felt that way or if im just so egotistical that I find fictional 15 year olds annoying. The romance was awesome though...but again I felt like they were too young....

The setting was not what I expected it to be. For some reason I thought that they were going to be "on the road" in this book and she was going to chase him cross country but I was sadly disappointed. I brought that upon myself though. The actual setting was cool though, with it's post apocalyptic feel.

But here's the thing. Even though I found so many annoying things in this book personally, im still going to read the second one..and the third because I want to know what happens. This book is purely a story for me and nothing more. That's why I gave it only 3 stars. Anyways, read the book if you like action/adventure...and 15 year olds saying cheesy lines.

-Samprati :)