Monday, 18 June 2012

League Of Strays Review

Rating: ♥♥

Publisher: Amulet
Release Date: October 1st/2012
Pages: 288

What It's About!

When Charlotte Brody, a lonely 17-year-old student at a new school, receives an invitation to join The League of Strays, she's intrigued by the group's promise of "instant friendship." The League does provide companionship--and even a love interest--but Charlotte grows increasingly uncomfortable with its sinister mission to seek revenge against the bullies of Kennedy High. When escalating acts of vengeance threaten to hurl her down a path of remorse, Charlotte must choose between her new friends and the direction of a future she's never fully considered.


It took me forever to actually finish this book. I couldn't wait to dive into it, but once I did, it wasn't as good as I was hoping. The beginning sucked me in for a while, what with the mysterious notes a few people got for a meeting with someone they didn't know, and didn't know why. It never really explains why either, until later on.

Charlotte was a really flat character with nothing to connect to her with and I could never really understand her, or why she felt she had to lie about little things. Then there's Kade, who's basically the group leader. He's this mysterious good looking guy that Charlotte pretty much instantly has the hots for. He drove me crazy, he was so hot and cold and never really liked actually explaining anything, especially in the beginning. All the other characters were your basic stereotypes, the snobs, wannabes, etc. It didn't feel like they had any originality or depth to them.

Even though the book is really well written and easy to read, I could never fully get into it. It just didn't seem to have an actual point leading up to what was going on and some stuff felt pointless, like why have it in there at all. I think the characters and the story could have had a bit more depth and point to them. I ended up just skimming the last half or so of the book just to see what ends up happening.

I think a younger audience would like it, but not if your looking for a good read to sink your teeth into. 

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