I did read this last month, or rather at the tail end of last month, and just never commented. It's one of those books where I liked it and yet I didn't like it at the same time. Or I liked parts of it and didn't like others to be more specific. While I never really like the main character, I expescially had a hard time even just putting up with Saba. The grammar was another issue, it's hard to read a book written this way and actually enjoy it, without starting to talk like them. =P Also, the lack of quotation marks and the sometimes not being sure who's speaking I found very frustrating. I dunno if they were just trying something different with this book, but it just felt rushed in that perspective, as if she couldn't bother wasting time clarifying who was talking. While I did find the story relatively interesting, even though it took me quite awhile to get into it, I felt that aspects of the plot were a tad bit predictable (like there's a certain character who shows his true colors at the end, or sort of does, and I was just waiting for that to happen for the entire length of the book).
I don't usually pick up books like this but I'd heard alot about it, mostly good. I guess having all that hoopla comparing it to The Hunger Games is what kind of irritated me further, since I did not personally like The Hunger Games and it kept interfering with my own take on the story. I do not see why we had to compare the two since the plots are completely different. So yes, I did like it, but I did not favorite it nor is it the type of book I would gush praises for. I think it's the type of book you'd rather listen to than read, would make a nice movie, and deserves some thoughtful criticism.
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