I want to start by saying how big of a fan I am of dystopian worlds. Anyone that can come up with a different way of living, believable or not, and make it interesting has my respect as a writer. Even if I personally don’t find it interesting, I give the author props for sticking their head out there and letting the world read their mind-baby
I have completely the entire series and plan to rate all of them accordingly.
I am not a fan of this series, though it does have some aspects that I do like.
There is so much poetry in this series. I am not a huge fan of poetry, but I do like small doses of it. This series does not give you small doses of it. I’m pretty sure it is half of the book. Which may be something you’d like, but personally I am not that big of a fan.
I am sad to say that sometimes I would get bored. In my down time, I like to read. When I had downtime while reading this book, I dreaded it. That’s what it got me to/
I know young adult books are big on the “love at first sight” thing, but Cassia didn’t even really look at Ky until she saw that they could be matched. And now she is traveling the world to find him even though she doesn’t really know who he is? All she knows is he knows how to write and he likes poetry too.
What this story tells me is that if you love someone, you should give up all principles and do whatever they are doing. Cassia wants to join something and Ky doesn’t because the thing she wants to join did something terrible to his parents and he isn’t sure that they are good. So what does Ky do? He decides to drop everything because being with Cassia is the only thing that matters.
Is that really the message we want to send out to young people today? I hope the rest of the world realizes that isn’t what you should do and sticking to what you believe is more important than forming yourself to fit with something else.
Basically, this series is about how love is quick and you should do anything to keep it.
As I said: not a fan of this series (personal preference). If you like it that’s phenomenal and I am happy for you. I hope it brings happiness to some people out there!