Number of pages: 412
Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1
Rating (out of five stars): 1
Falling Kingdoms is said to be the Young Adult version of Game of Thrones, and that is absolutely correct. Falling Kingdoms is boring and the story jumps between characters so much that it takes a minute or two to figure out who you’re following now. One thing that is different from Game of Thrones, is that Falling Kingdoms doesn’t name the chapters after the character who’s point of view is being followed , but names the chapters after the place those characters are in, so that the author can switch point of views halfway through the chapter, which I found highly annoying.
Another frustrating thing about Falling Kingdom and Game of Thrones is that it doesn’t really feel like there is a plot. Falling Kingdoms just feels like a book that follows a bunch of characters that meet each other once or twice or have knowledge of each other and things happen to those characters.
Finally, the characters all really got on my nerves. They whined about their problems and their lack of problems all throughout the book. If any of these characters had been killed off, I honestly wouldn’t have cared, because they were so whinny and annoying that I couldn’t even bring myself to feel for them.
I give Falling Kingdoms 1 star because, while it made me want to fall asleep and I didn’t feel any attachment towards the characters, I was able to actually finish it, which is the only reason I gave it any stars at all.