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Last Will and Testament (Radleigh University Book 1) Kindle Edition
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What intrigued me: I don't read New Adult often, but when I do, it's because it was recommended. Like this one.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT had me hooked from the first page. Adler has an uncanny ability to utterly suck you into this novel's world. The writing is super accessible, fun, and easy to read. Adler's characters don't need much introduction, it just jumps right into the action.
Paired with a story that is absolutely not light, but rather heavy in the best, subtle yet gut-wrenching way; LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT has a perfect equilibrium. I love novels with easy writing that tackle dark themes. Though I wouldn't have minded if it had tapped more into the dark places, considering that Lizzie loses both her parents and has to completely change up her life in a relatively short time.
Lizzie's voice is really fantastic. Adler manages to capture her narrative voice at the intersection between teen and adult in a way that I have hardly ever encountered before. Lizzie is sassy, Lizzie is teen, and Lizzie is badass, and incredibly likeable. Lizzie definitely carries LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT and makes it stand out. I immediately found myself identifying with her narration and enjoying it. But the thing that I enjoyed by far the most about Lizzie is the fact that she's a valedictorian who stopped getting good grades in college - for ... well, for no reason really. There are too few characters like her and reading about her experience hit close to home for me. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT tells the story of a girl growing up, of a girl taking responsibility and charge of her life.
Fresh & fun
I fell hopelessly in love with the love interest Connor, Lizzie's TA who really doesn't like her. Their banter is hilarious and easily my highlight of LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. I love a good hate-to-love story and Adler absolutely pulls it off. I enjoyed that Adler decided to take it slow with the romance, which contributes to the realistic feel - it doesn't feel forced, but like a natural consequence. A truly organic romance.
It truly is a fresh of breath air to read about characters that I find go completely into the different direction of what I'm used to seeing in this genre. I loved the forbidden-romance aspect, considering this is technically a teacher/student relationship, even if the age difference isn't really that relevant.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT is a breath of fresh air, amazing with unique, quirky characters and a fantastic voice. And more importantly such a good read that you will finish this in one sitting like I did. Did I mention that it has a Filipina lead? Cue the choir of angels singing.
Adler is definitely an author to watch. I'll certainly be reading more books by her.
Overall: Do I Recommend?
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT is easily among my favorite New Adult contemporaries. A true gem.
Having said that, Lizzie and Connor do the required change throughout the book. It's well written and interesting. I just didn't love it but I needed to read it to the end.
The story starts with Lizzie being disturbed making out at a frat party with someone else's boyfriend and hiding as the police look for her. She doesn't know why and sadly then gets the bad news that her parents have been killed and her young brothers need her. She can hardly look after herself, never mind them.
She lurches from crisis to incident, eventually Connor stepping into the picture. Unfortunately that brings new problems.
It contains sexual situations.
I'm so upset that the ending was so bad, like wow, suddenly that option was there, its perfect and all is well. Terrible decision. Wasted time on this family. I understand the decision for the last chapter, but it was a way to finish the book quickly, no quality.
I read a lot and it's very rare that I post reviews so you know it's worth a read!
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