Review of The Wanted (The Woodlands #4) by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
So the last day and last book The Wounded series. *Sigh* Now also when I think about the end I get the bittersweet feeling. Not wanting to all the friends or characters to let go. But it is the end soo...
And if you haven't read the review of previous books in the series click on the following. The Woodlands (#1) , The Wall (#2), The Wounded (#3), The Willful (#3.5)
Title: The Woodlands (The Woodlands #4)
Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Genre: YA Dystopian
Series: The Woodlands series
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
What would you be willing to sacrifice to get what you Wanted? It s the question facing both Rosa and Joseph as they are pushed and pulled in unimaginable directions. It s the question Superior Grant answered with a resounding, Anything and everything. The only thing they want is to be back in each other s arms. But what will it cost them to get there? Separated after a failed mission, they are caught in dual hells. Joseph, sinking as he struggles to face what he did to escape and who he had to leave behind. Rosa, straddling the divide between fighting the evil, calculating Superior Grant and trying her best to stay alive. When what they Wanted seems unreachable, can they find the strength the will to keep trying? To keep fighting? And find their way back to each other and to Orry?
And if you don't know these all the trailers are made by Lauren Nicolle Taylor, isn't it cool? I loved all the trailers, Lauren is amazing! Now my review, it is below.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sigh! The last book. The End. I"m happy with the end and am satisfied but I don't think I am able to let go all the characters. I love them all and it has been tough journey with losses, the obstacles, the pain, the tears shed, the relief, the hurt, all the emotions, it is bitter sweet. It was a roller coaster.
It's been Awesome to get to know Rosa and growing with her throughout the series. She is stronger and brave and everyone; all the survivors too, but she was selfish too, which make her more realistic, to save the loved ones. She is just awesome!
I'll miss all of the survivor family, love them all. Orry, Hessa, Rosa May, they have also been through the hard days too, but were protected by all the family. They are the lifeline and motivation for the better future and for all the people that endured through greed and selfishness of the superiors.
Hope to see them in future. The end of an amazing series, which I'm trying to hold on.
My Inline Comments
“Yours doesn’t, you blond jerk.” I was no longer beautiful blond man.
I think I mentioned this; or not but Rash is awesome!!!
His eyes found me. He put his hand up, stop, and yelled, “Call me Naf!” Then he grinned and turned away. He pushed the button twice for instant detonation, and the air around him flashed white.
I have to stop reading for few minutes and control my emotions.
There have been losses through the journey, it is heart breaking. It feels so real, getting to know them and losing them, even nearly losing Joseph and Rosa.
The only way to describe the color was ‘blah’, as if they had mixed every dull color together to create one super-dull one.
I love the way she thinks. Lol! 'Blah'
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I really don't want to let go :( but there is another book; Nora and Kettle by the author I'm looking forward for!!! I just can't wait! It is long wait as it releasing on 29 Feb next year but I'm going to be patient. Below is the synopsis and it already have me excited!!
Synopsis of Nora and Kettle
What if Peter Pan was a homeless kid just trying to survive, and Wendy flew away for a really good reason?
Desperate to run away, the world outside her oppressive brownstone calls to naïve, eighteen-year-old Nora, the privileged daughter of a controlling and violent civil rights lawyer. But she is trapped, enduring abuse to protect her younger sister Frankie and wishing on the stars every night for things to change.
A Japanese American orphaned at a young age and interned by the US government during the war, cautious, seventeen-year-old Kettle has had his share of adversity. But now that he has his hideout in an abandoned subway tunnel, a job, and his gang of Lost Boys, things are looking up.
For months, they’ve lived side by side, their paths crossing yet never meeting. But when Nora is nearly killed and her sister taken away, their worlds collide when Kettle, grief stricken at the loss of a friend, angrily pulls Nora from her window.
In her honeyed eyes, Kettle sees sadness and suffering. In his, Nora sees the chance to take to the window and fly away.
Set in 1953, NORA AND KETTLE explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary adversity. Kettle, an orphaned Japanese American, is struggling to make a life for himself in the aftermath of an event in history not often referred to—the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the removal of children from orphanages for having “one drop of Japanese blood in them.” Nora, the daughter of a civil rights lawyer who is building a compensation case for the interned Japanese Americans, is barely surviving her violent home and dreams of a life outside of the brownstone walls.
Their meeting is inevitable, devastating and ultimately healing, their story, a collection of events, each on their own harmless. But together, one after the other, they change the world.