[Reading The Forsaken] Ebook Author Lisa M. Stasse

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Ve including Liam a boy who will become her love and her lifeline Soon Alenna makes the terrifying discovery that there’s to the island and her past than she could ever have guessed But who can she trust And can she ever escap. This book had so much lost potential that it s almost sad The plot promises to be the next Lord of the Flies it promises hints of The Hunger Games and The Giver Sadly it does not live up to huge expectations It doesn t even begin to touch any of my smaller ones such as a passable plot good world building and likable charactersThe Forsaken is an odd sort of read It s a exciting boring novel which doesn t make any sense I m sure but once read what I mean is uite clear The Forsaken is a fast paced read that no matter how much you hate the book you just can t stop reading till the very last page Once I closed the book I realized two things1 I had finished the book in 2 hours2 I hated the bookI didn t realize the second point till around the last 50 pages really I was too involved with the plot to pick up on the fact that what I was reading was complete crap My face upon realizing thisI guess The Forsaken wasn t too bad of a book But as the first book of the year I sort of wanted it to be better than it was I wanted an amazing book to start the year off which sadly I didn t get and here s whyCharactersThe main character Alenna was a complete idiot who was lucky to survive a few hours on the island I seriously wanted to strangle the bitch Alenna seems to believe everything goddamn thing she hears She finds another prisoner on the island and immediately believes everything he says WhaaaShe falls in love with a guy after around 7 hours new record and spends most of the book describing him and then moaning on how they could never be together Oh but let s not forget about why she can t have him Liam used to be her new BFF s boyfriend Gayda Gayda has to be the biggest bitch in the history of books She has severe mood swings which center around Liam and Alenna ExampleGayda HI BEST FRIEND ALENNA1Alenna Hey looks at LiamGayda GET THE HELL AWAY FROM MY LIAM Y YOU MAN STEALING BITCH SLUTAlenna Ok looks awayGayda Sorry friends again You re my bestest best friend Alennaand repeatGayda literally says friends again around four times during the book Just no This is not acceptable in any shape Why did you turn a completely capable character into a plot device bitch Liam was that guy That guy who acts he s all cool but really is no interesting than a brick He had no personality no anything other than his amahzing looksPlot and Writing PlotThe plot of The Forsaken is basically a bunch of kids are sent to a prison island because of a difference in how they think Interesting but cliched It turns out there are two warring factions on the island a group of unnamed people who are our good guys and the Monk s clan I had a lot of problems with the plot which I ll address individually1 Cliche The Forsaken is very much a cookie cutter book There are no different takes on old topics here No the plot and the turns are very overdone and unoriginal It s pathetic really Even Gayda is a cliche element really2 ClansThe clans idea was fun but I think that there needed to be a clans and b backstory and developing of the clans And I m not alone in this idea Many reviewers before me have mentioned that there needed to be clans The clans were also a bit under described like the rest of the book really3 WhyIt s not really explained why they are sent there I know it s a difference in the way they think but that s so overused and bland I wanted on why and how they pick it out 4 RushedI had no idea what happened by the end really I mean it doesn t make any sense really view spoilerHow did she get Liam out and how did the AI get turned on again hide spoiler A Passion for More makes the terrifying discovery that there’s to the island and her past than she could ever have guessed But who can she trust And can she ever escap. This book had so Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia much lost potential that it s almost sad The plot promises to be the next Lord of the Flies it promises hints of The Hunger Games and The Giver Sadly it does not live up to huge expectations It doesn t even begin to touch any of Spojrzenie na sztukę my smaller ones such as a passable plot good world building and likable charactersThe Forsaken is an odd sort of read It s a exciting boring novel which doesn t Nue make any sense I The Clan (Play to Live m sure but once read what I A Fools Paradise mean is uite clear The Forsaken is a fast paced read that no Lardżelka matter how Beauty Ravished much you hate the book you just can t stop reading till the very last page Once I closed the book I realized two things1 I had finished the book in 2 hours2 I hated the bookI didn t realize the second point till around the last 50 pages really I was too involved with the plot to pick up on the fact that what I was reading was complete crap My face upon realizing thisI guess The Forsaken wasn t too bad of a book But as the first book of the year I sort of wanted it to be better than it was I wanted an amazing book to start the year off which sadly I didn t get and here s whyCharactersThe Reviving the Broken Marionette main character Alenna was a complete idiot who was lucky to survive a few hours on the island I seriously wanted to strangle the bitch Alenna seems to believe everything goddamn thing she hears She finds another prisoner on the island and immediately believes everything he says WhaaaShe falls in love with a guy after around 7 hours new record and spends Service Book ... of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America most of the book describing him and then A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, moaning on how they could never be together Oh but let s not forget about why she can t have him Liam used to be her new BFF s boyfriend Gayda Gayda has to be the biggest bitch in the history of books She has severe Look Again mood swings which center around Liam and Alenna ExampleGayda HI BEST FRIEND ALENNA1Alenna Hey looks at LiamGayda GET THE HELL AWAY FROM MY LIAM Y YOU MAN STEALING BITCH SLUTAlenna Ok looks awayGayda Sorry friends again You re Alle vi børn i Bulderby. De første historier om alle vi børn i Bulderby my bestest best friend Alennaand repeatGayda literally says friends again around four times during the book Just no This is not acceptable in any shape Why did you turn a completely capable character into a plot device bitch Liam was that guy That guy who acts he s all cool but really is no interesting than a brick He had no personality no anything other than his amahzing looksPlot and Writing PlotThe plot of The Forsaken is basically a bunch of kids are sent to a prison island because of a difference in how they think Interesting but cliched It turns out there are two warring factions on the island a group of unnamed people who are our good guys and the Monk s clan I had a lot of problems with the plot which I ll address individually1 Cliche The Forsaken is very Il piacere nel Medioevo much a cookie cutter book There are no different takes on old topics here No the plot and the turns are very overdone and unoriginal It s pathetic really Even Gayda is a cliche element really2 ClansThe clans idea was fun but I think that there needed to be a clans and b backstory and developing of the clans And I Drunk on the Moon me have Der ganze weg mentioned that there needed to be clans The clans were also a bit under described like the rest of the book really3 WhyIt s not really explained why they are sent there I know it s a difference in the way they think but that s so overused and bland I wanted on why and how they pick it out 4 RushedI had no idea what happened by the end really I Rich Habits Poor Habits mean it doesn t El Metal make any sense really view spoilerHow did she get Liam out and how did the AI get turned on again hide spoiler

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Which supposedly identifies teens destined to be criminals she wakes up alone on a remote island reserved for the criminally insane Terrified and confused she soon encounters a group of other teen survivors battling to stay ali. I don t often read Dystopocalyptic novels willingly but when Lisa approached me for a review and I read the synopsis I found myself intrigued I am glad I took a chance because as it turns out The Forsaken is one of the best Dystopians I have read everWhat makes The Forsaken so interesting and riveting to me are various things which I am going to discuss in the next few paragraphs A thesis statement of sorts HahSuperficially The Forsaken does not differ in any major way from the rather formulaic dystopian novels that have flooded the genre after the phenomenal success of The Hunger Games trilogy There is a totalitarian government like a dictatorship that successfully rules over a country a new manifestation of North America There are strident rules holding the general population in place with horrific conseuences should one deviate away from the expected There is a girl who doesn t fit into the mould cast for her and there is a boy So see the ingredients have all been assembled The Forsaken separates itself from the rest of the genre in the way the novel is executedImagine the setting as the arena in which The Hunger Games take place because that is how it reads While I would have liked details about how the world turned out the way it did I felt that Stasse did a superb job world building and developing life on the Wheel the island where teens with rebellious genes are exiled There is this grittiness and I know this word has been used before but I think in this instance it really is warranted to this world that I appreciated You know how you see heroines covered in muck and grease and soot from exploding buildings etc but still managing to look beautiful Yeah none of that here It is uietly realistic with the edges tingling with relevant hysteriaAlenna is an interesting character At first I wasn t sure if I would be able to get along with her because all she seemed to want to do was fit in be obedient and left alone to live her life However Stasse uite literally throws Alenna out of the environment she is familiar with and challenges her to survive that Alenna is unprepared when she first opens her eyes on the island not knowing why she has been sentenced to a place like this when she has not been entertaining any rebellious thoughts whatsoever By the end of the novel she is almost a different person with the lessons and losses she has learned and endured along her journey What really surprised me was how boldly Stasse makes some really unconventional and brave decisions for her main character foisting a role upon her that ensures Alenna has to act on her own using her own mind with her own sense of right and wrong Usually there is a backup someone to provide support or at least a warm back to lean on Nothing like that here And I liked that because this twist allowed Alenna to prove herselfThere is a mean girl trope in this one that intriguingly enough gets developed into an odd friendship giving a twist to the expectations of the reader I really liked how the relationship between the two girls develops and I may have found it much compelling than the primary romance narrativeThe novel was unpredictable with twists and turns at every juncture The plot is refreshing and innovative and has the added element of being unpredictable The novel is I admit plot oriented than concerned with character development but I think in a genre like this it is to be expected because anything else would slow the pace of the narrative and a slow pace can be fatal to a dystopian novel While I wanted from the ending than it gave me I can accept it as a satisfactory end to the first installment in what promises to be a gripping and as the synopsis promises thought provoking trilogyDo I recommend it to you You bet I do As long as you aren t expecting mushy loveromance oriented narratives and are ready for a candid and realistic look at the world if an apocalypse comes to pass then you will enjoy this as much as I did Dreams Come to Life (Bendy and the Ink Machine, Book 1) me for a review and I read the synopsis I found Doing Without Concepts myself intrigued I am glad I took a chance because as it turns out The Forsaken is one of the best Dystopians I have read everWhat Radio Free Europe and the Pursuit of Democracy makes The Forsaken so interesting and riveting to But I Survived me are various things which I am going to discuss in the next few paragraphs A thesis statement of sorts HahSuperficially The Forsaken does not differ in any A Passion for More major way from the rather formulaic dystopian novels that have flooded the genre after the phenomenal success of The Hunger Games trilogy There is a totalitarian government like a dictatorship that successfully rules over a country a new Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia manifestation of North America There are strident rules holding the general population in place with horrific conseuences should one deviate away from the expected There is a girl who doesn t fit into the Spojrzenie na sztukę mould cast for her and there is a boy So see the ingredients have all been assembled The Forsaken separates itself from the rest of the genre in the way the novel is executedImagine the setting as the arena in which The Hunger Games take place because that is how it reads While I would have liked details about how the world turned out the way it did I felt that Stasse did a superb job world building and developing life on the Wheel the island where teens with rebellious genes are exiled There is this grittiness and I know this word has been used before but I think in this instance it really is warranted to this world that I appreciated You know how you see heroines covered in Nue muck and grease and soot from exploding buildings etc but still The Clan (Play to Live managing to look beautiful Yeah none of that here It is uietly realistic with the edges tingling with relevant hysteriaAlenna is an interesting character At first I wasn t sure if I would be able to get along with her because all she seemed to want to do was fit in be obedient and left alone to live her life However Stasse uite literally throws Alenna out of the environment she is familiar with and challenges her to survive that Alenna is unprepared when she first opens her eyes on the island not knowing why she has been sentenced to a place like this when she has not been entertaining any rebellious thoughts whatsoever By the end of the novel she is almost a different person with the lessons and losses she has learned and endured along her journey What really surprised A Fools Paradise me was how boldly Stasse Lardżelka makes some really unconventional and brave decisions for her Beauty Ravished main character foisting a role upon her that ensures Alenna has to act on her own using her own Reviving the Broken Marionette mind with her own sense of right and wrong Usually there is a backup someone to provide support or at least a warm back to lean on Nothing like that here And I liked that because this twist allowed Alenna to prove herselfThere is a Service Book ... of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America mean girl trope in this one that intriguingly enough gets developed into an odd friendship giving a twist to the expectations of the reader I really liked how the relationship between the two girls develops and I A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, may have found it Look Again much compelling than the primary romance narrativeThe novel was unpredictable with twists and turns at every juncture The plot is refreshing and innovative and has the added element of being unpredictable The novel is I admit plot oriented than concerned with character development but I think in a genre like this it is to be expected because anything else would slow the pace of the narrative and a slow pace can be fatal to a dystopian novel While I wanted from the ending than it gave Alle vi børn i Bulderby. De første historier om alle vi børn i Bulderby me I can accept it as a satisfactory end to the first installment in what promises to be a gripping and as the synopsis promises thought provoking trilogyDo I recommend it to you You bet I do As long as you aren t expecting Il piacere nel Medioevo mushy loveromance oriented narratives and are ready for a candid and realistic look at the world if an apocalypse comes to pass then you will enjoy this as

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Alenna Shawcross is a sixteen year old orphan growing up in a police state formed from the ashes of Canada the US and Mexico after a global economic meltdown But when she unexpectedly fails ‘the test’ a government initiative. Well what can I say about The Forsaken Very little that I haven t already said about almost every other dystopian book I ve read in the last couple of years I ll say yet again what I nearly always say when reviewing dystopian or urban fantasy novels if you deliberately come back time after time because you like having of the same then you may find this easier to love If you re sick of a few unexplained mentions of the word control and sparse world building this isn t going to be a new favouriteSure if this had been published a few years ago before the desperate rush to create the next The Hunger Games I think it would have been far entertaining If I didn t know how this story goes by now and I couldn t guess half the lines in it I swear if there was a competition for guessing the phrases that would come up in the latest young adult dystopian novel I d be a pro at it The problem with me is that I rarely care to read a book that is just like so and so or for fans of this and that if I want exactly the same experience again I ll just do a re read Give me some originality PleaseIn The Forsaken very little is explained The author wants to get the characters on the island and in the middle of the fights and action It doesn t seem to matter how this happens as long as it does Okay first I ll do a little plot summary In this world Canada the United States and Mexico have united to form the UNA and are being ruled over by a supreme dictator who controls all aspects of life When teenagers become sixteen they are injected with a serum that scans their brains and diagnoses subversive tendencies Alenna is found to be an unanchored soul and is sent to The Wheel an island where would be criminals are deposited and left to their own devices Alenna soon discovers that the island is at war fighting over territory in a Lord of the Flies mannerNot a bad idea So then why did those three countries unify As things stand at the minute it seems rather unlikely does it not The explanation we are given is From what my mom and dad told me the citizens of those countries weren t in favor of the alliance But food was scarce after a global economic meltdown and people were turning to violent crime So the government leaders made the radical decision to create the UNAI don t get it Smarter people than me feel free to explain why this would solve anything We re all starving so I know let s all unite and starve together Presumably this has solved the food problems but I don t see how This also happens to be the only real discussion of why the UNA was set upAs you ve probably guessed even if you don t know there was a romance going on in this story as well A romance between two very boring characters a romance with little chemistry I just didn t care for it It didn t add anything to the story and the book would actually have been better without it but it seems to be a reuirement of all young adult dystopian releases Plus the I feel oddly drawn to him for some reason was annoying I know I know The author here actually gave a reason for the strange feeling but why I don t understand why so many authors think a destiny type romance is better Can t they just be attracted to each other Or is sexuality supposed to be bad Is that it Naughty thoughts are wrong so it has to be written in the stars to make it okayI m not really uite ready to believe it s that deep yet but I want it to stop I can t care about destiny I want solid reasons why you like one another or I m not going to be invested in the relationshipHowever my biggest problem in all of this has to be Alenna She is so flat and missing a good dose of personality a rather useless pawn in a slightly interesting but unexplained world Plus her stupidity seems almost deliberate at times Why does she keep on insisting that the government can t have done this it must be a mistake they can t be evil because nobody is mean without a reason and the world is made of rainbows and unicorns and smiles I also failed to feel a single emotion from her because there s a great deal of tell and not enough showI see that this has been a very negative review so I ll pick out the positives to finish on Firstly it s very fast paced and things keep happening the action doesn t allow you to be bored even when the characters and romance are dull There s no cliffhanger and things are wrapped up rather nicely I m less inclined to say it s gritty than other reviewers who ve read this but it isn t sweet and cushy either and I am currently reading Battle Royale It s inoffensive Or it was to me at least no slut shaming no evil boyfriend stealing bitchesIn my opinion it s not too spectacular or memorable but big fans of dystopian books like Divergent and Legend should enjoy it


10 thoughts on “The Forsaken

  1. says:

    My reaction to reading the summary of this book My reaction to finishing this novelFirst and foremost Alenna needs to set her priorities straight One moment she's saying that she won't fall in love with hot boy Liam and focus on surviving then the next moment she's drooling over him and his muscles No just no And another t

  2. says:

    Well what can I say about The Forsaken? Very little that I haven't already said about almost every other dystopian book I've read in the last couple of years I'll say yet again what I nearly always say when reviewing dystopian or urban fantasy novels if you deliberately come back time after time because you like having of the same then you may find this easier to love If you're sick of a few unexplained ment

  3. says:

    Most awesome dust cover EVER

  4. says:

    The Forsaken is a book that I was really looking forward to as it had a gorgeous cover and an eually intriguing premise With the dystopian genre as the new à la mode it's difficult to find a series that can truly set itself apart from the res

  5. says:

    I don’t often read Dystopocalyptic novels willingly but when Lisa approached me for a review and I read the synopsis I found myself intrigued I am glad I took a chance because as it turns out The Forsaken is one of the best Dystopians I have read everWhat makes The Forsaken so interesting and riveting to me are various things which I am

  6. says:

    I really really really enjoyed this book Video review coming soon ;

  7. says:

    Originally reviewed on The Book SmugglersIt is the future and the world is a very different place Because of the crumbling economy and political tensions the United States Mexico and Canada have combined to form the United

  8. says:

    This book had so much lost potential that it's almost sad The plot promises to be the next Lord of the Flies it promises hints of The Hunger Games and The Giver Sadly it does not live up to huge expectations It doesn't even begin to touch any of my smaller ones such as a passable plot good world building and likable char

  9. says:

    The Forsaken has a great dystopian idea a prison island where those who fail a behavior test are sent That has some of the

  10. says:

    This is one of those books that I've had for a while but wasn't excited about so I put off reading it But wow It was weirdly good That's right weirdly good is a thingFirst it has the whole Lost feeling to it with these kids on the island and you are never uite sure what is really going on There's weird crap happening all around them and some crazy cult tribe trying to kill them on top of things plucking them from the sky

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