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*This review is of the 6 hours and 52 minutes of the audio book that I heard. I couldn't stand to listen to the last 3 hours and 35 minutes.
I'd like to start by asking how this book has an average of 4 stars on Goodreads and 4.5 stars on Amazon as of july 2016. Did I read the same book that everyone else did? I lost count of the number of times I rolled my eyes during this audio book.
I despised Ember as a character. I don't understand if she was just THAT dense or just plain stupid. Other than her 'weird' eyes and red and black hair there wasn't anything all that strange about her. It never gets explained why everyone in this small town has it out for her. So lights blow up when she's near, there are 30 other people in the room who's to say it wasn't one of them then?
For most of the book it seemed like the only thing going through Ember's mind was how hot Eli was. At times his shirt sleeve would lift up a millimeter and she would perv out. I understand he's hot (which is the only thing going for him) can you move on to something else and stop repeating it every 2 lines? I'm also at a loss as to why she openly shared her whole life with him (after knowing him all of 2 weeks) and gets angry when he won't do the same with his life. She went as far as to put herself in a dangerous situation just to maybe 'catch a glimpse of his hotness'.
Eli was a horrible character/person. How someone can find him attractive is beyond me. He's a complete asshole at times and yet Ember still runs back to him. He was violent and went as far as to hurt her, but it was all justified by how incredibly hot he is. The interesting thing is that when she tried to ignore him and pretend to move on he gets angry AT HER. Am I the only one at a loss for words?
Torin is a mystery to me. I still don't understand his role in this book. All he did was deliver cryptic messages that made no sense and disappeared. He also said things like: 'You're mine' & 'You belong to me'. That just made him creepy and no amount of hotness and leather pants could make me change my opinion.
The only redeeming characters in this book are her two best friends and her stepdad. The only people who care about her and yet she goes out of her way to lie to every single one of them, all the while opening her heart and soul to Eli.