Shannon Hale

Maisie Danger Brown just wanted to get away from home for a bit, see something new. She never intended to fall in love. And she never imagined stumbling into a frightening plot that kills her friends and just might kill her, too. A plot that is already changing life on Earth as we know it. There's no going back. She is the only thing standing between danger and annihilation.

From NY Times bestselling author Shannon Hale comes a novel that asks, How far would you go to save the ones you love? And how far would you go to save everyone else?

As I've long been a fan of Shannon Hale's, I had really high expectations for this book, and as I first began reading, I got excited. A homeschooled superhero??? Bring it on!

Alas, the rest of the book wasn't really as good... I really disliked the romance. First of all, I didn't care for the guy; second of all, while they didn't go "all the way" their relationship wasn't really...chaste. There were also some bits of language (not what I would consider "swear" words, but words I prefer not to use). And then we come to the plot.

The story had good bones to it- but sometimes it kind of seemed weird and things didn't make sense to me. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy parts of it- and I liked the last third better than the rest. (the beginning was pretty okay too- it was mostly just the middle section I didn't care for). That being said, it was kind of a disappointment. I didn't hate it, but I wouldn't say I liked it, either.

Rating: 5


  1. Sorry you didn't like this one much! I'm also a big Shannon Hale fan, so I'm looking forward to reading it sometime this year.

  2. I was disappointed I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would- I am a huge fan of Shannon Hale, too, so I was hoping this one would be a showstopper. It did have some elements that I liked, though- ironically, my favorite aspect was the whole tokens/alien bit. *shrugs*


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