I didn't like this one as much as the others. By this point, it just reads like the other books. Brother falls for girl, they hate eaACTUAL RATING:3.5
I didn't like this one as much as the others. By this point, it just reads like the other books. Brother falls for girl, they hate each other at first, boy gets involved in a gang, and then there's an epilogue where they are happily married. Maybe it didn't help that I read this one right after Rules of Attraction, but I actually had trouble distinguishing the characters. I swear all of the brothers have the same exact personality. I thought at first that Luis would be a bit different because he is an honor student, but he is exactly the same. The romance was a little different, since Nikki is Mexican, not White, and there is (view spoiler)[the miscarriage (hide spoiler)]. But the conflict is still the same.
I sound like a whiny-baby. I did like this book. I didn't ship the characters as hard (I really don't know why), but I did enjoy how we got to see the couples from the other books and they even helped in some of the situations. I honestly really enjoyed reading this series. I guess it's a bit of a guilty pleasure series for me because I mostly love these books for shipping purposes. Just being honest.
I heard that there will be another book, but as it has zero information and Goodreads says that it will come out in 2015, I have my doubts. But I did add it to my to-read pile and if it ever comes out, I will definitely read it.
P.S. If you have yet to read them, I also recommend the author's other series Leaving Paradise
MY THOUGHTS I kind of just ended up with a copy of this book and decided to give it a try.This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd
MY THOUGHTS I kind of just ended up with a copy of this book and decided to give it a try. I didn't really know much about it, just a quick glace at the synopsis, but I was in the mood for a fun contemporary. This book wasn't as fun as I expected. There was a lot more drama and the characters annoyed me, but the book does give a more realistic, and awkward, take on first love.
Hannah and Sam meet each other at a party, in the bathroom. After a witty, and short, conversation, the two are both convinced that the other is the one for them. But neither of them knows the other's name. Of course their story isn't over yet, after another chance meeting, misunderstandings, and drama, maybe their love story can actually start.
I have some issues with this book, but despite my issues, I must say that this book does have a realistic and honest feel to it. Now, I've never been in love, never really want to be, but I know that first love and love in general is not as picture perfect as the movies. First love is awkward and this book shows that (though there may be more misunderstandings and drama than some real-life situations...). The characters are also very awkward and felt like real teenagers, though they did annoy me at times.
I did have trouble with this book though. I felt like a majority of this book was just the two main characters whining about them still being virgins. I myself am a virgin and I'm older than the two of them, but these two are acting like everyone but them has had sex. Yeah, I understand that (most) teens think that, but it still bothered me. I admit that when I was their age, and still, I didn't care about being a virgin because I actually want to stay that way (and not for religious reasons. relationships just don't interest me). So, I couldn't relate to them and they just seemed like a bunch of whiners. Now, while I wasn't a fun of some of this, I do think it's great that this book does touch up on sex. I may not care about it, but, again, I know that it is a topic on a lot of teens minds and having a book that doesn't shy away from it is a good thing. (Yeah, I know I'm sending mix signals here. Sorry about that).
This book also has a lot of drama in it. I guess I figured there would be some, most contemporary books have some, but I didn't expect this much drama. I have such a hard time with drama in books. It's okay when there's some, but sometimes the drama is too much for me. Drama in books always causes me to be frustrated by all of the bad decisions the characters are making. This book really did push that, the characters would seem to be doing okay, but them they would turn around and ruin things. Blah.
IN CONCLUSION Honestly, this just wasn't my kind of book. I like fun contemporaries, but this book was not one. I do not think you should base whether you should pick up this book on my review (you never should). My problems with this book was mostly due to personal preference rather than quality. I don't like drama in books. The story did have "funny" moments, but it was not my kind of humor. The book did feel real in the way it touches on first love and the characters were also real, but I couldn't relate to it. At all. Anyway, this wasn't my cup of tea and I seem to be the black sheep. Bah. ...more
MY THOUGHTS I picked up this up after hearing some raving reviews and reading the descriptiThis and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd
MY THOUGHTS I picked up this up after hearing some raving reviews and reading the description! It sounded like a powerful contemporary with a little bit of mystery. This book was what I expected, and more. It had sad parts to it, but this was also a really cute book and I'm glad that I picked it up!
It has been two years since Jessie's mother died. Her father has married a women he met online and they moved LA to live with her family. Not only does her new stepbrother make her feel unwelcome in her new home, but she's friendless in her new school. That is, until she receives an email from Somebody Nobody (SN for short). SN become Jessie's friend, and tells her the ins and outs of her school. They begin to have many online conversations with one another, but Jessie doesn't know who SN is.
I read this book while on a road trip. Here's the thing about me: I have a hard time reading in cars. I don't know why, but I just feel too distracted to read and ,sometimes, I even get carsick. For some reason, that was not the case for this book. Once I started it, I read on until the last page. I couldn't help but get sucked into Jessie's story and the mystery surrounding SN.
As far as SN, I loved their relationship. Sure, it sounds a bit sketch that Jessie in a relationship with someone online, but in this book it actually works. They have such a fabulous online friendship. They're so snarky and witty with each other! There were so many times where their conversations made me smile. Though many of their conversations were fun, they also have more serious, heartfelt conversations.
The only thing that bothered me as how long it took for Jessie to figure out who SN was. I knew quite early on who SN was, it wasn't hard to figure it out, but it took until the very end of the book for her to figure it out. So I spent a large portion of the book yelling at Jessie while she kept making mistakes on who was SN. Though her mistakes did lead to some interesting circumstances. I can't really fault her for taking so long, it's hard to see what's right in front of you.
IN CONCLUSION Overall, I enjoyed this book! It was realistic, both heartfelt and fun! I loved the relationships and, even though it took awhile, I loved the mystery! This is a great contemporary read and I do recommend it!...more