4.5 Stars…..Let me preface this by saying that even though this might be my favorite dystopia, it is a long shot from being anything super original or remarkable.
The world building is OK, the general plot is fine. I think what really drew me in was just how precious the characters are – in particular, Day himself…
I’ve only listened to the audio version of this series so far vs reading the actual books. The narration is great- so I’m not sure how much that is affecting my opinion. That being said (and like I mentioned above…) the characters are definitely what made the series for me. Day and June are so sweet and I loved their chemistry. My biggest complaint though is that they definitely act way older than 15. I’m not sure why Marie Lu didn’t just make them 17 or 18- which would be much more believable. Sooo I pretty much just changed their ages in my head and I recommend everyone else do the same. I know they age a big during the series but regardless, that age range just doesn’t fit.
So all in all, don’t go into this expecting some super elaborate world or crazy in depth plot – but it is super fun nonetheless. As long as you find yourself connecting to Day and June- you’ll definitely enjoy the series just based on them and their interactions – and get plenty of feels out of it.