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Top Ten Tuesday – Liked Books That Won’t Re-Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish, but has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Liked But Will Never Re-Read

Oh my gosh I think I will actually be able to get 10 out of this weeks list! In no particular order here we go:

1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I really enjoyed this book once I got over how confusing and trippy it was in the beginning, but I never see myself reading it again. I am really enjoying the TV show too!

2. Still Alice by Lisa Genova. This one got a 5 star rating from me and I really enjoyed it but I just can’t see myself being able to sit through the cringe again. The movie is on my list of things to watch.

3. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. This is the second book in a duology and I really liked both but the second fell a bit flat for me and the first one is an easy book to read by itself.

 

 

 

 

4. The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann. I read the book and really enjoyed it, but I read it because I loved the animated series as a child and I feel like I can leave it now knowing I liked it and just happily re-watch the series.

5. Ashes of Life by Erica Lucke Dean. Apparently I really liked this book but I don’t remember it so I probably will never pick it up again.

6. The Returned by Jason Mott. I did it for the series, so my desire for the book isn’t high even though I liked it. I don’t think I ever finished the series. . .

 

 

 

 

7. Where She Went by Gayle Forman. It ruined some of the first book for me and its fine by itself so I shan’t be doing this one again.

8. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. I would like to think I would re-read this book and the second book in the series at some point because I love them, but then I will feel compelled to do the whole series and that is never going to happen.

9. The Silver Linings Playbook by Mathew Quick. I am really looking forward to watching the movie though.

10. Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings. This goes at the bottom because I liked it well enough and as it stands I will not re-read it. But you never know, the rest of the series may blow my mind.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mini Mondays – Cruel Crown, Hush Hush, Zenith

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Title: Cruel Crown [Red Queen 0.5]

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Length: 208

Rating: 3 Star

Series Reviews: 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4

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Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

I both liked and didn’t like the two separate stories in this book about things that happened before Red Queen. I liked learning about queen Coriane in Queen Song. It was really interesting learning about the events that set up the whole of the series. I did feel that we rushed through lots of it though. Yes it was a short story and it wasn’t supposed to be a full length book but I think it could have been longer than it was.

Now Farley’s story in Steel Scars was a bit less interesting. It really bored me up until Shade started appearing in the story. I liked hearing about how he was spending his time while Mare was off doing her thing. I didn’t get nearly enough of it because I would have really liked to know the moment he worked out he was different. I think that would have been great. In terms of parts I really didn’t like about this part of the book though would be the letters back and forth. I don’t know if it was because I was doing the audiobook I couldn’t really keep up with who was talking to who and I tended to zone out when they did it quite a bit.

Title: Hush, Hush [Hush Hush 1]

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Genre: Romance, Supernatural, Young Adult

Length: 391

Rating: 3 Star

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Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

There were times in this book when I was into it. I liked some of the romance and the story was interesting enough at some parts. The thing that really killed this story for me was the writing in general.

I found myself getting really angry when the characters were speaking. The dialogue was so grating and forced and to me it was all very predictable. I was more into it at the end, but getting to the end was hard. I was posting in my bookish groups on facebook asking people what they had thought, if they had felt the same way as me, and if so is it worth continuing. Despite the fact that I was getting physically angry listening to the audiobook while driving because the writing and the dialogue, I got enough positive feedback to continue on. I did it, its done and I didn’t want to bash my brain in at the end, but right now I have no intention of ever doing the rest of the series and have infact unhauled my physical copies after listening to the first one.

Title: Zenith [The Androma Saga 1]

Author: Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings

Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Length: 534

Rating: 3 Star

Series Reviews: 1, 2

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Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

I really wanted to do a full review on this book as I received the ARC from the publishers for my honest review, but I just can’t do it. I don’t have enough words to do a full review and I think I would be doing more damage to my review and just the book in general if I tried to push myself to do the full one so I am just going to let it be in my Mini Mondays. Thank you Harlequin Teen.

I went into this book with very mixed emotions. I was so looking forward to reading this book that one of my favourite youtubers had been working on for so long, and that I had watched work on it for so long. But then the negative reviews started just gushing in. I don’t think anyone that I really follow in the bookish community gave it a good review, and most of them just didn’t review it at all so I don’t know if they actually read it or didn’t want to hurt their friends feelings. Either way though, to me it seemed like the community in general was not impressed with what was put out. My expectations had dropped to the point where I nearly just didn’t pick it up at all.

But I did. I am glad I had seen all the negative reviews before I entered because it probably saved what there was for me to enjoy in the book because I prepared for the bits that I was just not going to like. You can tell this is Sasha’s first book. She really could have spent a lot more time editing and doing more drafts as you can see just the inexperienceness she was bringing to the table. The dialogue was just so hard to listen to at times, and the plot was at time very predictable, and some of the characters characteristics and ‘roles’ in the story were very forced. There were parts of the plot I enjoyed or got swept up in, but for the most part the main thing I enjoyed were the characters and their relationship to each other. Not all the time mind you, but the majority of the time.

I am going to pick up the next one and I look forward to seeing where it goes and just how much they may or not progress in terms of just ‘quality.’ It was not the worst thing I have ever read, but it was far from being a breakthrough debut.

 

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Feral Friday – Mess

Hey guys!

I don’t know how many of you are sitting there not really expecting much from be being ‘back’ in blogland as my posting schedule has been iffy at best and my physical reading slump is still going strong. But the schedule isn’t actually because of the slump lately, it all has to do with how messy I am.

Deep in my soul I am a messy person. I can be tidy, but I have to really put effort into it to actually be tidy as my natural inclination is to just be messy. I have been working on ways to try and break my habits (and I would really like some suggestions guys). For the kitchen and the dishes I clean while my food is cooking. If I am preparing something that has to sit for a bit in the oven or the stove and I don’t have to pay attention to it I clean the kitchen. I do not allow myself to leave the kitchen unless the food is done or if I have finished cleaning. I live with 3 men and none of them do the kitchen, so quite often it doesn’t get completely clean but I accomplish a large section of it. With clothing I fold it and put it away straight away or it doesn’t get done. God forbid I go away though because I never unpack the bag straight away or a make a mess picking stuff and then I have to train myself back into the habit because by then its messy and I don’t care.

These two things haven’t affected my blog productivity, its my desk mess. Being in a house with a few people, I have very little room for my art stuff or just my stationary stuff in general. I have one major desk which is mine, and one glass (bleh) which I a housemates which I use while not in use by others so I can’t really use it to help store my things. And my desk I discovered the other day is now so old that the bottoms of the drawers are falling out so I cannot use all of them! This combined with just how much stuff I have means that to put it all away everything has to be buried under everything else and when I have a ‘project’ or just anything even slightly more complicated than a single pen or pencil everything goes to hell because everything must come out for me to get the thing. It doesn’t help that I don’t feel like I should put any of it away either because of the same issue. Here is how my space looked the past couple of weeks while I have been trying to get back into the swing of things~

Who on earth could be productive in a space like that?! Like I can to a certain extent, but I don’t want to be. So I decided it was time to take control of my space. I decided against getting a new desk while I still live in this house because of money and because I am super fussy with desks and I want to make sure it works in the space and when I move I can get a better one than one I could get in this current space. I was very limited with options. I rent so all the pretty wall organisations were out, and changing location was out as well. I pretty much had to work with what I already had.

Kmart to the rescue! I marched over to kmart and about $100 later I left with two three cube bookcases, some stationary (because I can’t help myself), some containers, paper shelving, clear removable wall hooks for the side of the bookcases, and some drawer dividers. So I spent my Easter going through things and throwing away a bunch of things I didn’t want or need anymore, organising it to be more functional, and making it just visually appealing.

Now I am not completely happy with the way it is yet. The hooks I bought are too fat to work with the white pen holders you can see in the top left corner. I want those to hang because there isn’t really enough room for them to have a shelf, as I also get ready for work and do my makeup at these desks so I need that top shelf just for my mourning routine things. After saying all this though I am still really happy with how it is at the moment. It is still really cluttered yes but everything can stay where it is while I do things I don’t have to pull it all out to use the things. It will get better the more I work on it and the more I find out what I like in my desk organisation!

And thats it for today I think. Would you guys be interested in seeing more stuff kind of like this? I have recently started trying my hand at bullet journaling and when I actually do it, I really enjoy it. So I might do a few journal posts here and there.

 

Till Next Time. . .

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Liked Characters In Disliked Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish, but has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Five Characters I Liked In Books I Disliked 

Oh my god I swear I struggle so hard at these lists. I see what the topic is and I scream internally because it sounds really hard to do. If I don’t like a book its normally because I don’t like the characters so I guess we will see…? This might be another five item list again.

1. Arriane from Fallen by Lauren Kate. Specially the third book. I bloody hated the third book.

2. Marcus from Half Wild by Sally Green. Apparently. I remember nothing about this series but in my review apparently I liked this person?

3. Lyra Belaqua from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. The little I remember from the books I think I liked her, but again I am referring to my reviews to give me the answers.

 

 

 

 

4. Adrian from Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead. I love him in all books of course, but this was my least liked out of the two series so its on this list.

5. Viv from a Shade of Vampire series by Bella Forrest. Now I am not sure if she is in the first one, and again I don’t actually remember anything about the books, but the first time I mentioned her in a book review was to complain that she wasn’t really in that book and it made me sad. So she makes it on the list hahahaha.

 

 

 

 

And I am done now. Hopefully sometime soon I can think of ten things to go on a list!

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Top Ten Tuesday – In Another Country

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish, but has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books That Take Place In Another Country

I feel like this weeks challenge is both going to be easier for me and harder because I live in Australia so not many book take place here, but harder because I don’t think I read a lot of books that take place in different parts of the world. Challenge accepted though, hopefully I can think of 10 books I have read that have taken place around the world. I will try not to reuse countries.

1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Scotland to the rescue!

2. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin. Now I know a good chunk of this book also takes place in America, not just China, but its all about his life there in relation to his life and upbringing in China so it counts ok!

3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. United Kingdom. Ok, I am really struggling haha I may only try for five.

 

 

 

 

4. Nana by Ai Yazawa. Japan! Manga totally counts ok.

5. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway. Ok we have reached America and now I think I have to stop before I explode my brain.

 

 

 

 

Ok, so I failed to get to 10. I could just name 10 books all from the same country but seems a bit pointless. In what country doesn’t really matter to me so much. I read it and the information just gets thrown straight out again because I have never been to any of these places so I have no idea what they are talking about in reference to anything so it might as well just be a made up place haha.

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Sunday Shopping – The Store of Requirement

What I missed a week? Huh? What? I don’t know what you are talking about.

For those of you who live in Brisbane you may be interested in this weeks Sunday Shopping topic. Maybe not in a good way though, because I don’t have that many great things to say about our new local Harry Potter store, The Store of Requirement.

A friend and I have had this store on our bucket list of adventures ever since it opened up. It is really safe to say that our expectations were super high as we hyped ourselves up over the course of months before we finally took to plunge and went. This may not have been the best thing in all the world, because it is after all just a themed store. Its not an attraction.

My first experience walking through the door was magical. Outside was magical and on the inside there was just stuff everywhere, but it was all set up really nicely. My first lap just looking at everything was lovely and there was so much to look at. The couches pictures in my second picture were not there on my visit and there was extra tables set up with merchandise. I loved the little back section that was was the sitting area. There were posters and letters and paintings that made me feel like I might have been sitting in one of the house rooms. If it wasn’t constantly filled with people I would have happily done a photo shoot. There was also closet room that had a really lovely set up.

My second time round I actually started to look at the prices on things. Unless you want to sell body parts on the black market, most things are wildly expensive. Granted I have never bought Harry Potter themed clothing or anything before, but god. People who have wardrobes of the stuff must be making good money or going without food for awhile. I did purchase an Ink & Wonder woodmark which is pictures for about $14, which I love. But the only reason I bought it was because I could not find it the artists website anymore. It is cheaper for people within Australia to buy directly from the actual artist rather than in this store and would suggest that everyone just goes there. I was really happy to see Ink & Wonder featured so heavily in the store. I like that they were supporting at least one local artist.

In terms of things that you could do other than buy things, you could get sorted by the sorting hat, get some sweets and have a butter beer. I chose to skip the sorting hat because I was a little worried that it would put me in a house other than Hufflepuff, but I was all about the butter beer. It was the main reason I was going there. I was so excited to finally try this drink that everyone keeps harping on about. I chose to get it without cream because I don’t like it, but I feel like the drink would have been better with it. It was very sparkling waterish. It was a mix of creaming soda, sarsaparilla and something else we couldn’t really decide on. It was bad. I drank maybe a fifth of my $7(?) drink and it made me feel sick. My friend was braver and got a bit past halfway and it killed her, she went home and just went to bed for the rest of the day because it was making her feel so sick. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I think I was thinking something thicker, not something so bubbly. We each also got a sweet, I had a brownie that was just alright and my friend had a cupcake with so much glitter on it that it was covering her for the rest of the day no matter how hard we tried to get it all off. To top off all this uncomfortableness, there wasn’t anywhere to sit to consume these things other than this one little stool outside. I didn’t feel like we could have these things in store. As I said those two big couches were not in there anymore, and all the outdoor tables were reserved for the cafes that were next door.

And that was my experience. Honestly, if I ever felt like I had money to blow and get myself some Hufflepuff gear, I would go back. Or if they get more things to do. But other than that I have no desire. I am certainly never getting another butter beer unless is looks different, and then I will try someone elses drink first.

 

 

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Thursday Tags – Reading Habits

The account that started this tag seems to have been deleted so I will link you to a blogger I have found who has done the tag, DreamlandBookBlog. I like the way she has done it.

Reading Habits

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

If I am not listening to an audiobook, which is generally done on a walk or while I cook or sitting outside so my cat gets some outside time, I read all books in bed.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Bookmark! I have so many its fun to pick out a new one for each book.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

I can just stop reading if I must but I do not really like to. I prefer to end at the end of a page or at the end of a chapter.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

I drink and take eating breaks but nothing that will make my hands dirty and if I am feeling extra paranoid I was my hands before I start reading again.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I cannot do TV while I read at all. I used to pretend that I could but I have realised that I was just fooling myself. Sometimes I think I may be fooling myself about music as well, because if its a really good song I tend to follow along with the words rather than reading but its much better than TV.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I prefer to do one book at a time, but if I am not feeling a book I will sometimes pick something else up but I quite often don’t pick it back up later. I can have an audiobook going at the same time as a normal book though because I spend loads of time in my car.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Audiobooks here there and everywhere. I find it harder to read physical books out in the world but that’s because people don’t seem to want to let me read. Apparently reading dates aren’t appealing to anyone else.

8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?

Silent, except for the random outburst of laughter or horror.

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I used to read the very last sentence in a book before I started it but that’s a habit I have tried to break.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

New! Perfection upon the shelf!

11. Do you write in your books?

Get out.

12. When do you find yourself reading? Morning, afternoon, evening, whenever you get the chance or all the time?

I mostly find myself only doing audiobooks these days and they are an all the time kind of thing.

13. What is your best setting to read in?

Comfort, good lighting, cosy and warm and generally in silence.

14. What do you do first – Read or Watch?

I try my hardest to read first but that doesn’t always happen.

15. What form do you prefer? Audiobook, E-book or physical book?

Physical is king. The smell and the feel and to be able to gloriously display my pretties, but audiobooks have saved my sanity for all the time I spend driving.

16. Do you have a unique habit when you read?

No I’m not that interesting when I read. Maybe that’s why people don’t want to have reading dates.

17. Do book series have to match?

Yes. It kills me when they don’t. Bookshelves are to look perfect as can be.

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Surprising Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish, but has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books That Surprised Me

Now because I have had some good ad bad surprises I am going to include both! The books are not really in any sort of order.

Good Surprises

1. Wild by Cheryl Strayed. This was so surprising for me. I don’t normally do autobiographies but I adored this book. This is a theme for my first three books actually. All autobiographies and I loved.

2. You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. Other than being a good story I think the way she did the audiobook is what really won me over.

3. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin. SUCH an interesting story. Really based on these three books I should give more of a chance to autobiographies since apparently I like them.

 

 

 

 

4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Granted some of my surprise was gone for this one because I knew one was coming, but I didn’t expect that.

5. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I know I have put this on a few of these lists but I am still so surprised by how much I liked it. I am so looking forward to the movie!

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Surprises

6. Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction. I don’t know what I was expecting but. . . It wasn’t that.

7. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. After falling head over heals in love with her VA series I was very sad to find how little I was into this one.

8. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Everyone else seemed to loved this but I was so surprised by how much the writing irritated me.

 

 

 

 

9. Everything I Never Told you by Celeste Ng. The amount of dislike I felt for this book still surprises me since everyone else seems to love it.

10. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly. It still upsets me how little I liked this book.

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Review – Emmy & Oliver

Title: Emmy & Oliver

Author: Robin Benway

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Length: 352

Rating: 4 Star

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Description/Synopsis:

Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favourite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Don’t let the 4 stars fool you, I adored this book. It was a bit slow moving at times hence the lack of a star but I don’t think I can fault it in any other way. The more I think on it, the more I want to change the rating to 5 star.

That’s when I first learned about true frustration, that wrenching ache when the thing that matters most to you barely makes a ripple in other people’s lives.

Yes this book has romance in it, but don’t go into this book expecting just another romance story. This book is about all the different kinds of love, how it can hurt and heal in all forms. Its about finding the good in life and moving on.

The story we are told is about two neighbours and best friends Emmy and Oliver. Spending so much time together that they develop their own secret way of communicating after hours from their rooms without their parents finding out, perhaps moving onto something that is more than just friendship. Then one day, Oliver just isn’t there anymore. He ran off after school to get into his fathers car for his weekend with his dad as Emmy watches with a folded up love note from Oliver, not to see him for many years to come because his father kidnaps him.

Then 10 years later hes back, and everyone must work out how to live with the second drastic change in their lives.

I love Emmy and Oliver’s relationship. I love all the relationships in this story. I find everything so honest and realistic. Emmy has cherished the note the 10 years Oliver has been gone, thought about the way he was dressed and their last moments before he was gone, only to have this person she loves come back, the same but completely different because there is a 10 year gap in their relationship. The balance of loving what was but accepting that what has come back is not the same. Helping him come back into the life he has told didn’t want him anymore, dealing with his fathers lies, and just being the boy who was kidnapped.

An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you’re shaking.

The only people that really annoyed me at all were Emmy’s parents. Their reaction to Oliver disappearing was to basically never let their daughter out of their sight again. But while their actions of taking their fears out on their daughter to the point of suffocation is not okay, I completely understand it. I loved the friends and the laughs that come along with them. Every character is written well and you can cannot with them all, even the father.

The only slight thing that gave me pause is why in the age of the internet Oliver didn’t become curious about the mother who supposedly didn’t want him anymore and bring the plot down with it. But I can also see why you might want to forget that part of your life if you believed those people didn’t want any part of you.

I urge any and all people who want something more than just another cute romance to pick this book up. It has very quickly found a place lodged in my heart.

He looked like a stranger, and then he met my glance, and it was like I had never stopped seeing him.

 

 

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Book Review – Say You’ll Remember Me

Title: Say You’ll Remember Me

Author: Katie McGarry

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Length: 452

Rating: 2.5 – 3 Star

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Description/Synopsis:

When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated, and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life. But sometimes love can breach all barriers.Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.

Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

I received an ARC on NetGalley from the publishers for an honest review but I ended up listening to the audio book!

“You think it’s smart for a guy like me to kiss the governor’s daughter? You need to know who I was before, so you’ll stay away from me, and before, I wasn’t a nice guy.”
Elle studies me too seriously and long enough it causes me to shift my footing. “You want to kiss me?”

This book is just scraping through on the three star mark for me. There are parts in there that I did enjoy and gave me a smile. About half way through the book I really started to like the relationship between Drix and Elle. I liked the way that through looking out for Drix in his very raw and drastically different life to her own made Elle grow up and be herself and stop being so blind to life. They both also had relationships in their family that I really liked. Henry made me want to smack him at times but I know he was filled with love, and the people in Drix’s life where very supportive if not sometimes iffy.

One of my favourite moments is when Elle is with Drix’s family and they are celebrating birthdays in their very undignified way. I wont spoil it for you but it was very fun ;)

The end of the book also had me caught up in its grips. I knew something was going to happen that I didn’t want to happen and I hated to see it come. Sadly this is a down point in the book for me because it served no purpose other than to try and put shock and suspense into the story. But the things that Elle had to go through at the end to get to where they did, I admired her and then and I was worried for her.

And thats where the enjoyment ends for me I am am afraid. I didn’t remotely start getting into the book until halfway through. I found the writing very to be far too simple. A lot of the things are very in your face about whats going on and are spelled out, and the insta love was just unbearable. I don’t mind insta love in some instances, but this is the main reason I didn’t get into the book at all till the halfway point, because they had some history for their to actually be love.

I don’t really know what else to say about this book. I know McGarry has other books under her belt and I would be interested in trying some of those, but this one just wasn’t for me.

 

Till Next Time. . .