I should be able to tell someone something about at least the main character's personality after the first chapter. Stella also starts the book halfway through, it should have started before Freya left the plantation and showed us the world in which these kids grew up and then let her get saved.
Instead we get told what the world is like and what happened. Prime example where show don't tell would have helped greatly. I had to make this a DNF. Unless someone can really convince me it gets better I don't think I'll be picking this back up. Fun post-apocalyptic teenage revolutionary superpower escaped slaves versus alien overseers.
Confused chaste romance, twists, surprises, secrets, alien tech, social awkwardness Fun, quick, light read. Good series I loved the way the story comes together in the fullness of characters and story line. I can't wait to read the last two books. I'm kind of wondering now if I should have. The characters were strong, and complemented each other well.
But the suspense of following the plot: that was was well developed and I enjoyed reading that book a lot. But at the end, I was kind of shocked by where the story ended. At first, I was all right, and knew it might lead to it, but in hind-sight, I realize that it wasn't a good move.
By that I mean: why introduce a character with an important aspect to the group and then kill the character off. There was no reason or rhyme to this decision, and I'm still scratching my head at it. The only reason I can phantom is that the author wanted to pair another person up with the leader and the only way was to kill this character off? Then came the second book: Dark Legion.
And big sigh here. This book had so much potential! And instead, the author took a weird path that didn't make much sense to me. I found myself skimming ahead in this book. The story continued as it ended, of course Maybe that's what bothered me the most. The romance going on in the background. Freya ping-longs back and forth between two characters, and is that the story? Or is the story the aliens vs. I felt really pulled apart. There was no balance between the two. It was so frustrating! Third: The Shadow Empire. By this time, I wish I had just read the first book and the short story after that Daphne, and called it quits there.
I was so disappointed in the last two stories that the rating was knocked down severely. I can't even really explain why I was so frustrated with this story. I couldn't even completely read the last story My concentration was distracted a lot. It was just too confusing and the plot I had in my head as to where this story was going was so off that it left me speechless.
Hrovell: F A backwater country to the far southeast. Please contact your local Neptune Society office for cremation prices, and to learn more about our cremation service. He also fought a great variety of monsters, vampires and invaders from outer space infesting the African jungles, and discovered several more lost cities and cultures in addition to the ones depicted in the Burroughs canon. Seventeen-year-old Freya is pulled away in the night not by the mutants, but by her old friend Finn, to join the Saviors, the mythic band of rebel teens. It trains assassins. See also Opelon. I am writing this to express my appreciation to you
Sometimes this is OK; but not with this set of stories. The author needed to either figure out what she wanted to say, or else concentrate on one part of the theme or another. Two stars. The main character seems to have a complicated internal struggle at the start of the book that I wanted to know more about but her choices seem irrational and something about her just hits me like sand paper in the armpit.
All of the primary characters are teenagers in a distopian alien occupied earth that all have special genetic traits that enhance their physical and mental abilities. They are fighting against their occupiers as a type of resistance force they created themselves.
There are a fe The main character seems to have a complicated internal struggle at the start of the book that I wanted to know more about but her choices seem irrational and something about her just hits me like sand paper in the armpit. There are a few predictable twists, and the story progresses logically but the pacing and teenage love triangle of confusion eventually did me in and I couldn't finish it. I stopped somewhere near the start of book two. As other reviewers have said the pacing drags and they were happy to have made it through to the good part, but after I started just skipping pages at a time, I decided this book wasn't for me.
I might pick it up again because it has potential, but I've got some other books in my collection that I DO want to read, so I am moving on to them for now. The books feel like a Hunger Games meets Divergent and teams up to fight the Asgard from Stargate with the help of Caesar and his band of smart simians. So much goodness wrapped up in there, but I just couldn't get past the rut. What can I say, this series is science fiction in the same way that Twilight is a "vampire" book.
Realistically, both are teenage romance books gently wrapped in another genre. There are science fiction elements, aliens, technology, mutations, even adventure and fighting but it is all intertwined with the first-person female love triangle angst - too much girl brain for me! The writing was decent, I didn't fee like it was choppy or stilted in any way, it's aimed at a young adult audience and feel What can I say, this series is science fiction in the same way that Twilight is a "vampire" book. The writing was decent, I didn't fee like it was choppy or stilted in any way, it's aimed at a young adult audience and feels as such.
The story is clean, no overt sex, very minimal swearing and pretty mild descriptions of any gore from the fighting. The story apparently isn't over, but it doesn't feel like a cliffhanger. But in the end, the story just didn't appeal to me, the ratio of romance to sci-fi action was just too lopsided. View 1 comment. I just couldn't get past my first impression of the heroine and her little group This book was between 2 and 3 stars for me. The author had some really interesting plot points and turns, but everything in between that was lacking. Characters were pretty flat and I didn't really care if they lived or died.
Also had trouble engaging with or believing any of the romance arcs. Compelling characters and explosive action. For fans of dystopian futures. I was intrigued by the premise of aliens breeding humans to produce a super human.. Emily rated it really liked it Jan 16, Daleen Klopper rated it really liked it Dec 23, Kimberly E.
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Readers also enjoyed. Science Fiction. Young Adult. About Stella Fitzsimons. Stella Fitzsimons. Stella Fitzsimons was born in Greece and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
After studying economics and language arts she went on to teach both Mathematics and English before launching "Stella's Literary Bistro", a bilingual literary journal. She lives hidden from their vulture-like drones, hidden in the dark, cavernous lair of her enemies. The unseen ones will come for her. They must come for her.
Their very existence depends on finding her, the girl with the gift of light, of power, of life. Haunted by a past she does not understand, by a destiny they plan for her, Freya must leave the Saviors behind, leave Damian and Finn, leave even little Pip and embark on a perilous journey with a beastly warrior. She will venture out beyond the ends of the charted lands, risking all she holds dear to cross the dead zone to where the Dark Legion awaits.
Editorial Reviews. From the Author. Books in The Plantation series: The Plantation The Dark The Dark Legion (Book 2 of The Plantation) - Kindle edition by Stella Fitzsimons. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. The Dark Legion: Book Two of The Plantation (Volume 2) [Stella Samiotou Fitzsimons] on lirodisa.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. They have waited.
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