Ruptura (2014)
Ruptura (2014)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
8496886328 (ISBN13: 9788496886322)
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Please be aware, this review will contain spoilers, so don't read unless you have finished the book/don't mind being spoiled.I fell in love with Wither, the first book of this series. Fever, while not as great as Wither, was still an enjoyable read. I can't say the same for Sever. It wasn't a terrible book to read, but it felt very plodding. It took me nearly a month to read this book, not because I was having trouble reading/comprehending what was going on, but because I would just get so bored slogging through the chapters that I just had to put it down, lest I fall asleep.There is no real adventure in this book--no suspense, no danger (other than Vaughn's existence, but we're used to that by now, so it doesn't make the heart beat any faster), nothing. There was way too much time spent going back and forth to and from certain locations--namely Reed's house. Once there, there wasn't much action, so my interest waned. Living in a shack in the woods may be an adventure for these characters, but it isn't for me--it's just boring to read characters expressing their hurt, anger and disappointment while sneaking around a creaky old house--there was more description of the creaky floorboards (and how everyone learned to avoid them) than there was about the person who inhabited the house and what he did there.Once they got out of Reed's house, the action was short lived. There was no major lead-up to finding Rowan--Rhine just heard he was going to be in Kentucky, so she had someone drive her there. Once there, it was like she said hello to him, he just accepted the idea that she was alive, and then boom, they're back in Vaughn's clutches and on a plane to Hawaii. Rhine doesn't even put up a fight about being back under Vaughn's "care," she just goes along with it because he has Gabriel locked up in his horror-basement.Speaking of Gabriel, I feel bad for the guy. He was a major plot point in Wither, a drugged-up obligation in Fever, and now he doesn't show up in Sever until about 20 pages from the end of the book, and even then, he's just some guy lying unconscious on a gurney. I don't feel like he needed to be a hero to Rhine or anything, but he's just kind of...there. Rhine barely mentions him the entire book--she wonders where he is once or twice, but for someone who is supposedly in love with Gabriel, she doesn't seem at all concerned about him in this book.Also, the last chapter of this novel leaves a lot of things unresolved. This could have easily been fixed with an epilogue. I don't need all of my novels to end on a super happy note, but for a series that is marketed as a trilogy, it seems like DeStefano left the door open for either another novel or a novella that flashes forward 10 or 20 years after the events of this book. There's nothing wrong with that, but if you're marketing a book as the last in a trilogy, I would expect more loose ends to be tied up. I want to know about the virus and the Cure. What caused this mysterious virus? How are Rhine and Rowan the key to the Cure? We know it has something to do with their heterochromia, but why? Did the Cure actually work? Are there side effects? Does it work for everyone? Does it restore things back to the way they were for the First Generationers? Why are the people on Hawaii immune to it? None of these questions are answered.Overall, I can't say that I "enjoyed" Sever. I tolerated it. Reading it felt more like a chore than fun; something I had to do simply because I read the other two books in the series--I'm a completionist at heart. If you've read the other two, I would recommend reading Sever only if you truly care about what happens to the characters--if you're looking for answers and tied-up strings, you won't find them here. 3.5 stars.I enjoyed it, I did... This book and the other 2. I was hoping for something a little more dramatic for an ending, though, it sort of trailed off then jumped 4 years into the future.Although Linden's death was quite devastating, I'll admit.One thing I want to say... I think that Maddie was autistic. I know why the word was not used specifically, because Lauren set her world far into the future where many conditions from today are unheard of (by these characters), and anything unusual is simply "malformed" in this world. But I would love to ask her if she intended to write Maddie as autistic, or if that's just what I'm reading into the information given... the non-speaking, the withdrawal from the world and yet the ability to notice things that many others wouldn't, the "oddness" that she displays... all smack of autism... from my knowledge of the condition.I have another Lauren book to read, the fist instalment of The Internment chronicles.. I shall see how I go with that one.
This trilogy just went downhill for me.
im so happy she found her brother!
a good way to end it.
GREAT series!!
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