I don’t have much to say about this book so I’ll just get straight to the point. I didn’t like it. I went into this thinking it was going to be like Katie McGarry’s ‘Pushing the Limits’ but much raunchier, but it really wasn’t. It was boring, so full of “insta-love” which was just plain annoying, and the story just wasn’t written in a way that grips you. While reading it I kept feeling like I was missing something, and it felt like it was a sequel so I had to go check but nope, ‘twas numero uno!
I didn’t connect with any of the characters, and I felt like the story line was very predictable. There was build up for some big revelation but you could figure it out within the first prologue what it’s going to be. The writing was ok in the sense that I didn’t have to re-read any parts but I still think that it needed a lot more detail. One minute the girl is going back home ad is trying to avoid some guy and then the next thing you know, he’s climbing into her bedroom to sleep with her? You don’t get any back story on their previous relationship so it just makes no sense and is confusing.
I wouldn’t recommend anyone read this book to be honest, and I probably won’t be reading ‘The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden’ (I can’t remember if that is the name). unless someone convinces me that it is fantastic, which I doubt it.
Rating: 5/10 (Rating Scale)
Format: Paperback, 339 pages
For fans of: Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino (My review)
This book was terrible! The only thing that brought the rating back up was the ending! I don't think I can even do a spoiler free review for this one, so I'll just do a real quick spoiler free review before doing a spoilery review.
I honestly don't know if I would recommend this series. If someone has already started them then yes I'd recommend you continue, but if you're thinking of starting them? Then I'm not sure. In the first two books, I feel like Belly kind of developed a bit and she wasn't as immature but then in the last book I don't know what happened but she took about 50 steps back!! She was so annoying, selfish, bratty, whiney, immature, inconsiderate, stupid… The list goes on!! I'm so annoyed, I thought she would develop more in this book, not revert back to her ways in the first one!
Okay now to the spoilery part: I am so annoyed that the whole book was spent pretty much planning a wedding which we all knew wasn't going to happen! Bloody ridiculous I swear to god! Nothing even really happens in it either, I really couldn't even put it into words, I just can't even. What was the plot? Was there a plot? SO BLOODY STUPID!! But really? I'm honestly so mad about the rest of the book (if you couldn't already tell!!). And why would Belly even agree to marry Jeremiah right after she found out he cheated??? It makes my blood boil SHE'S SO STUPID!! If it weren't for that ending and those letters I think I would have thrown the book out the window. I knew she was going to end up with Conrad I just didn't know how. I'm glad that there was no wedding and I'm glad she didn't open the letter and holy shit I was glad when Jeremiah opened the letter from his my Mum (get it?) for his wedding day and it said "Dear Conrad"! I was like BUUUUURN!! I literally put the book down and laughed, that had to have been the best part of the whole book!
Rating: 6.5/10 for Conrad because I feel sorry for the poor chap. Also the ending was good. Minus the ending no joke I would give it 3/10 (rating scale)
Format: Paperback, 291 pages
Recommend Percentage: 40%
I have only read two other David Levithan books and I didn’t really enjoy them, so I’m not sure what made me pick this one up but I am really glad I did. His writing style is completely different in this, which is the main problem I had with him before so that was great.
This book is about a boy? Girl? You don’t really know but their name is A and every day they wake up in a new body. I thought this concept was so interesting. This is mainly a contemporary romance which I really enjoy but I actually found myself liking the parts where he would wake up as someone new the most interesting. Like one day he woke up as a really overweight man and he couldn’t even sit up because he wasn’t used to all of the extra weight.
“My only course of rebellion is to leave her eyebrows unplucked for the day” - A has a very dry sense of humour and I just loved it.
I thought it was a really funny, very fast paced book, but it also dealt with some serious issues like suicide, depression, abuse etc. and I thought it was done very tastefully. David Levithan is also known for his LGBT books, and this had quite a bit of that which was nice, and wasn’t over the top. At the start I did think it went a bit quickly, but it evened out a little towards the middle.
I didn’t really like the romance in it, it seemed very unrealistic and I don’t particularly like Rhiannon but she could be worse. There is another book that just came out I think which continues the story, but I’m not sure I will be reading it. Just because I don’t really like Rhiannon and I think it’s all about her in that one. But I’ll definitely be giving David Levithan’s books another go.
Rating: 7.5/10 (See my rating scale)
Format: ePub, 345 pages
Publisher: Random House
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