Iíve not read many New Adult novels, but the ones I have read, even the ones Iíve enjoyed, have had one or two aspects that didnít work for me. But I am stoked to say that With This Heart Iíve found a New Adult novel that I absolutely adored.
Iím not even sure how to start talking about this book because there are so many elements that I thought were fantastically done. But I think the best place to start is the characters. Abby is so incredibly likeable Ė selfless, kind, shy, sarcastic and has been through so much in her nineteen years, that I warmed to her immediately. Beck is sweet, funny and so utterly adorable that I just wanted to keep reading about both of them for another… Read more
When Iíd finished the first few chapters of Sisters Red, I was in love. The opening scene is definitely attention grabbing, Scarlett and Rosie are great characters that both have their own strengths and faults, and thereís a boy that Scarlett has a strong bond with and Rosie has feelings for. And of course thereís scary werewolves and some kick-ass action scenes.
It all sounded so good, and started so well. But then, well, nothing really happened. The girls live alone in a big house on the outskirts of town, they donít attend school and they are selling off their grandmotherís belongings to make ends meet. Silas, the boy, has a family that doesnít speak to him because he is in… Read more
Hooked is a strange book Ė the synopsis hinted at a kind of epic romance and relationship between Thea and Will, and is one of the reasons why I picked it up in the first place. Coupled with the hook of teen pregnancy, I was ready to completely lose myself in it.
However, the relationship is totally devoid of any real romantic, or even other, kind of connection between Thea and Will. It felt really awkward Ė they meet, get together, Thea finds out she is pregnant and after deciding to keep the baby, they play at happy families. I also never felt like I really got to know the characters Ė they were pretty bland and unmemorable, apart from their bad points.