This is not a book I expected to read let alone like. But I like. A few disclaimers. Ps. 3… pumpkins, let’s be festive.
I did not finish the book, I stopped a little past half way, I might not go back and finish it, I know what happens at the end, and I know everything that happens in the second book.
Let’s start with what the book is about. This is about a dystopian society where love is a disease. At 18, people are cured from love. Love is toxic, causes death, apparently it’s hereditary and contagious.. haha. It follows Lena pre-cure where she obviously falls in love.
What I liked about this book. It was a pretty light fluffy read, from what I’ve read at least. It’s nice to read a little love story after everything else I’ve been reading. I have to say I did start liking Alex, which is one of the reasons I stopped reading. I found myself getting attached to this book, something I didn’t expect. Anyway, I love Hana, like I want to be her friend, and one of the things I really connected with in the book was when Lena and Hana started drifting apart. I had a falling out with a close friend, and it does hurt.
What I didn’t like, there were some parts that dragged where I just kind of skimmed. Mainly the parts with her and her aunt and uncle, and other little family members. Also Lena did get a little annoying at times, like how she’s constantly like my mom, my mom. I mean Hana is right she needs to stop being such a scardy cat.
I thought it was refreshing to read a dystopian book where the protagonist actually believes in the society and agrees with it. It’s not insta-rebellion. You see things from a different perspective where their world, functions and works, and benefits the people.
Why I stopped reading. I did not want to read the ending. I was getting attached and I KNEW what happened in the end, in fact, I actually read like the last page a while back before I started reading the book. I thought if I read the last page, I would be prepared, but I knew that if I kept reading, and kept getting attached to Alex in the end I would end up doing this…
why Alex? WHY??
I also know what happens in the second book. I know that Alex doesn’t die, I know Alex is alive. I also know that Lena falls in love with someone else, I also know that Lena saves this other guy but doesn’t even try to look for Alex. It breaks my heart already and I hate when books break my heart. So that’s why I stopped reading.
This was a pretty good book, a nice read, nothing cray so that’s why I gave it 3 pumpkins. Definitely not as bad or juvenile as I thought it would be though.