Ruins by Dan Wells // Review **contains spoilers**
It was little bit hard to get into this novel, but that’s probably because I didn’t remember much of the previous books. This trilogy has so much going on and so many details! When I got into it, it was an enjoyable read with a lot of action. I really like how developed this world was, you get to know more and more about it and its history throughout the whole trilogy. The Partials and people basically playin gods… It’s basically the worst case scenario to ever happen in the future, especially the latter. Some of these crazy guys changed the climate and another wants every human and Partial to die so a new species - that he’s going to create - can inherit the world and make it better. Woah, calm down there! Because the story is so extreme it was really interesting to read.
This story is really dark, and I was literally exhausted because of its darkness and hopelessness at some point. Luckily the ending tied all the loose ends, and promised a better future! It was great that every problem was solved in the end, and it didn’t leave me depressed. It really looked like it could do that just a little before the ending!
The highlight of the storty, for me, was Marcus. He is really smart and knows what he’s doing AND, most importantly, he brought a little bit of humor to the darkness of this novel. Thanks Marcus for that!
I had a couple of problems with this novel, though. First, this novel and whole trilogy have nearly no romance, and still there’s a love triangle! Is that really necessary? She glanced from Samm to Marcus and back to Samm again. She didn’t know what to do now.” Oh, for the God’s sake, what about getting those refugees to safety?
I also found the main character’s, Kira’s, attitude annoying. This conversation shows that perfectly:
"I thought I was made for something terrible," said Kira, "and then I thought I was made for something great, and now it turns out I wasn’t made for anything. I’m just…here."
"You mean like everybody else?" asked Marcus. His eyes were kind, almost smiling, but Kira looked away.
"It’snot like that," she said.
The conversation continues with Marcus telling Kira some pretty amazing things, but back to the point! It really bugged me how Kira seemed to think that she was the only one capable to save the world, like she was somehow better than everybody else. Yeah, it’s amazing that she is determined to save the world, but why does she think that nobody else could do that? She was also really disappointed that her DNA wasn’t the cure to Partial expiration. Huh, she could be so self-centered.
Overall this was a good conclusion to the trilogy and an enjoyable, action-packed read.
I’m so tired, Katniss.”
This like kills me everytime. Peeta is just a boy. He is a child who has been through more than any child or any person should ever have to. He doesn’t know what’s real and what’s fake and he doesn’t even remember how much he loved Katniss. He’s been tortured and beaten and placed in the Arena twice. He hates himself because of what the Capitol did to him. This line breaks my heart because after going through everything he’s just so, so tired.
#HI PEOPLE WHO HATE PEETA MELLARK #THIS IS THE IMMENSE AMOUNT OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT THAT YOU SOMEHOW MISSED #THE PART WHERE WE SEE JUST HOW BRAVE HE’S BEEN #AND HE DOESN’T NEED A BOW AND ARROW #OR HUNTING SKILLS #OR ANY SORT OF WEAPON #TO BE ONE OF THE STRONGEST CHARACTERS IN THE SERIES
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Brother: Another book store? How do you find all these?
Me: There was a sign back there.
Brother: I swear to a god you have some inner magnetic sense drawing you to books. I bet I could drop you in Siberia and you'd be in a bookstore in a bloody day.