My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 – We are Humanity Stars!
Spoiler Alert! I am way to excited to edit my review with spoiler blocks. So If you have not read this book – read no further. Actually I don’t really care what you do… but you have been warned.
Where do I even begin…. The beginning of course Meagan – DUH!! Oh yes, yes the beginning. Firstly, I would like to point out that if I hadn’t already ordered the paperback via Amazon I would have bought the kindle edition within seconds of finishing the first book. I needed to read this before I went and saw the movie, and I am so glad I did. It was THAT GOOD… Brilliant… AMAZING
I will admit I was a little concerned with the fact that everyone was so young, I felt I was reading a book made for teens but soon found out I did not give a F*@# (I am telling you, it is that good)!! The Crucifix Soldier. Immediately I was like, oh here is where she meets her partner to go find her brother (obviously I saw the previews to the movie) but nope. I was WRONG.
Cassie for Cassiopeia, is a kick ass heroine. At times she was kind of a brat. Like when she was on a date with Mitchell, or when she got mouthy with Evan…Ahem Swoon. Then I realized she is a kid. A young innocent child brought into the world of hateful Others, hellbent on owning Earth. I suppose if it was a female writing this book, Cassie would be more of a sissy. Just my assumption. The romance lacked, but Cassie was kick-ass and unforgiving.
Ben Parish – Do I even like you? I kind of like him, immediately when it switched to his POV, I thought. Oh Cassie’s long lost lover, they will inevitably battle this war together and rescue Nugget. WRONG AGAIN
Each character had their own story, and each character held a piece of the puzzle necessary to bring the story to full turn.
“Do you know how to tell who the enemy is in wartime, Cassie?”
, Yes his name deserves to be in bold. I think I even fell in love with Evan Walker. I will admit, this book lacked in the romance section for me. What can I say? Romance is my go-to genre. If I wasn’t demanding more love-scenes I would be concerned for myself. Evan and Cassie. When was it he first realized he loved her? Listening to her cry in her tent? Reading her journal? Or was it the catty innocent bantering that made him shyly smile?? Or was it that she helped him find his humanity – Ding ding ding!! Winner, Winner chicken dinner
“You Saved Me”
“I had it all wrong, before I found you, I thought the only way to hold on was to find something to live for. It isn’t. To hold on, you have to find something you’re willing to die for.”
Oh insert melting heart here! Even though he was lying through his teeth to keep her, I completely understood why. Through her recovery they got even closer, and I fell even more in love with him.
Ringer, Ben, Cassie, Sams, the entire gang were awesome. I had no idea what to expect, just when I thought I had it all mapped out I was thrown completely off balance.
OH but the Children, The poor poor children. Five Years Old??? Are you kidding me??. I felt so sad, because those poor innocent children are having their youth taken, they are being trained to kill and in the process being killed themselves.
What doesn’t kill us sharpens us. Hardens us. Schools us.
You’re beating plowshares into swords, Vosch. You are remaking us.
We are clay, and you are Michelangelo
And we will be your masterpiece