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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. 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 la mode it s difficult to find a series that can truly set itself apart from the rest The bar has been set pretty high and it s not easy to come up with something that is truly gripping The only series that I ve really enjoyed following The Hunger Games have been Divergent and Lunar Chronicles and even those are lacking in some of the aspects that made the The Hunger Games so distinctive from the wave that followed it The Forsaken follows Alenna an orphan in a futuristic nation She is thought to have violent tendencies when she fails a mandatory test that is uite reminiscent of the one in Divergent and is then sent to a prison island with similar teenagers where they aren t expected to survive for than two years Alenna soon finds herself embroiled in a fight for survival between warring factions on the island namely that of the blue sector versus those who follow the MonkThere were a lot of things about this book that should have made me like it but it freuently fell short of delivering While there was a great premise constant action and a few plot twists thrown in I found myself bored the majority of the time What I m assuming are supposed to be major events in this book do happen uite rapidly one after another but they felt really forced and the story didn t flow that well as a result Character deaths seemed to be thrown in just for the sake of us realizing how horrid conditions are in this future world but I felt like I was checking off the next item on my grocery list each time someone was killed I just couldn t bring myself to really care about the characters or what happened to them the majority of the time as there was nothing that consistently stood out about them as individuals A few relationships romantic between the side characters and platonic certainly held my interest but it was hard to like a character in this book simply for their own merits or being themselves To be honest I was often fascinated by the structures of Forsaken s society and the outside world than in what was going on with the characters I didn t begin to get really interested in the book until I was finished with two thirds of the book and I m pretty sure that s usually not a good sign when it takes you that long to get invested in a story After this point the book did have me hooked and turning the pages to see what would happen next but it wasn t uite worth the dull wait I feel like the root of all of the book s flaws come from Stasse s writing style which really hampered its overall uality It s always a disappointment when authors have brilliant stories but weaker writing or beautifully crafted words but a bland story In this case it s the former which was extremely frustrating While Stasse has a good story world setup and fast pacing all part of what usually can make an absorbing book her writing is mediocre at best The dialogue and narration felt clunky and could be really lackluster at timesI really don t understand why nearly all young adult novels and several adult ones as well find it necessary to put in a love triangle It s as though authors think that this is part of the checklist to having a successful novel with fans excitedly waving Team Blah Blah Blah banners as they attempt to prove to the other side that the one they support is truly the best111 The Forsaken proves to be no exception in this regard and it is perhaps one of the most exasperating aspects of the book view spoilerThe initial love story is really only based on physical attraction Alenna sees Liam with his super hot body and is madly in love with him even though she has yet to speak to him Magically he feels the same way and tells her upon their first encounter that he would like to be with her hide spoiler Jewish Life easy to come up with something that is truly gripping The only series that I ve really Sex Toys 101 enjoyed following The Hunger Games have been Divergent and Lunar Chronicles and The Joy in Business even those are lacking in some of the aspects that made the The Hunger Games so distinctive from the wave that followed it The Forsaken follows Alenna an orphan in a futuristic nation She is thought to have violent tendencies when she fails a mandatory test that is uite reminiscent of the one in Divergent and is then sent to a prison island with similar teenagers where they aren t Stuffed expected to survive for than two years Alenna soon finds herself Cotas Claim embroiled in a fight for survival between warring factions on the island namely that of the blue sector versus those who follow the MonkThere were a lot of things about this book that should have made me like it but it freuently fell short of delivering While there was a great premise constant action and a few plot twists thrown in I found myself bored the majority of the time What I m assuming are supposed to be 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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. The Forsaken has a great dystopian idea a prison island where those who fail a behavior test are sent That has some of the essential ingredients for a great dystopian 1 Controlling government 2 Disenfrantized citizenship 3 Lack of control over own life And the book starts strongly with the main character going through the test then waking up dazed and confused in the middle of the jungleSound greats right Unfortunately from there the book just goes wrong uickly Alenna moves into a village where she discovers the normal teenagers are doing battle with the drones a group of teenagers devoted to someone they call the Monk Immediately Alenna is accepted into the core group involved in important plans told how pretty she is and flirted with Totally believable rightThe romance in this novel makes absolutely no sense It has zero development The two characters feel a connection and then start kissing even though Alenna has no experiene with boys Later they discover they knew each other as babies and apparently that s suppose to explain away the insta love Oh I met you when I was one Falling for you in less than a day makes sense now No it doesn t Still Insta loveNone of the friendships or relationships account for the fact they live on island filled with battles and death There is no accounting for the distrust or inability to build stable relationships that their living situation should cause Any pyschological effects of living on a prison island where people die daily are glossed over One guy has nightmares and is mean to prisoners so apparently that covers all the deep pyschological damage these teenagers should experienceHowever that is not even my biggest complaint about this novel The biggest problem is the best friend character Gayda She is so obnoxious and simplified This character is like INTERNET CAPS LOCK only on a prison island She s constantly shouting short fused with everyone But she s not a villain just a sidekick to the main character She gets angry about Alenna stealing the boy she likes shocker their best friend Rika not bidding them farewell because she was HELPING SICK PEOPLE and pretty much anything that doesn t go her wayAlenna on the other hand believes everything you tell her When she first wakes up on the island there s another prisoner named David Without any real build up she trusts everything he says Then when she joins the villagers she trusts them She never once uestions what is happening around her She just follows along joining on their Operation Tiger Strike even though she is in no way ualified for a military mission Luckily they didn t actually have a plan despite weeks of planning and debatingOverall this book is just sloppy Sometimes authors have great ideas Dystopian prison island yeah Then they have no idea where to go with that idea They have a beginning which was strong and an end in mind then they meander through meaningless nonsense to connect the two The characters are underdeveloped the world building and science weak the romance hastily thrown together and the end result is very disappointingThe only really positive thing I can say is that the cover is absolutely beautiful It s graphically interesting and actually connects to the story Excellent design work unfortunately gracing a shoddy story I received an ARC copy of this book through Southern Book Blogger ARC tours

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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 thing that further fueled the fuel with this book was the instant love I swear on the third meeting

  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

  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 rest The bar has been set pretty high and it's not easy to come up with something that is truly gripp

  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 goi

  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 Northern Alliance the UNA under the not so benevolent leadership of Prime Minister Roland Haka a four star general who came to power and created the UNA following the civil unrest due to economic unrest and food shortage

  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 essential ingredients for a great dystopian 1 Controlling government 2 Disenfrantized citizenship 3 Lack of control over own life And the book starts strongly with the main character going through th

  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 t

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