Saturday, April 11, 2015

Burning Kingdoms by Lauren DeStefano
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Danger descends in the second book of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy.

After escaping Internment, Morgan and her fellow fugitives land on the ground to finally learn about the world beneath their floating island home.

The ground is a strange place where water falls from the sky as snow, and people watch moving pictures and visit speakeasies. A place where families can have as many children as they want, their dead are buried in vast gardens of bodies, and Internment is the feature of an amusement park.

It is also a land at war.

Everyone who fled Internment had their own reasons to escape their corrupt haven, but now they’re caught under the watchful eye of another king who wants to dominate his world. They may have made it to the ground, but have they dragged Internment with them?

I don't even know how to review this, that's why it's taken me so long to post it on here. While I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, even giving it 4.5 stars, this book was very lacking.

I found this book extremely boring. It dragged on and on, and I just couldn't get into it. That's why it took me so long to read. This book definitely had second book syndrome.

The writing seemed to not be very enjoyable. While the first book described everything perfectly, this one seemed to be very vague. Also now that I've read this I realize just how much the first book wasn't describing since it seemed like normal stuff to Morgan, the narrator. I think a good author should be able to let the reader know of some of the changes in their worlds from our world.

Like many characters have been doing lately, they really grated on my nerves. All the characters were super annoying and just expected each other to forgive and forget, and of course they did. I really started to hate Pen, Morgan's best friend, by the end of the book. When she had a near death experience I was really hoping DeStefano would just finish her off already, and maybe make the book a little less boring.

This whole book was extremely boring. All that was happening was they were adjusting to ground life. I felt they seemed too normal with everything, and yet some things they just couldn't understand that they probably should.

I really would not recommend this book to anyone. I really loved the first book, but this one just ruined the series (ironic that the first book was called perfect ruin and this one is burning kingdoms- the ruin that was perfect is now burning...).
Thanks for reading!


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