Hhmm, where to start. Well I’ll start by saying I’m at a loss at how to rate this book. I’m almost tempted to rate/review the book in two parts. Yes, that’s what I’ll do. Here goes…
Part One aka the first half of the book – I will give this part a 1.5 and I’m sorry, but this may be a bit of a rant. And I really hate to rant about books but I think it’s necessary. This book affected me so heavily that I was literally huffing angrily and cursing at the book. I honestly want to tear pages from the book (not that I would actually do that). Why such hostility? The beginning plot reminded me of two other books that I didn’t like (Fallen and Evermore <= my reviews are linked). I know this wouldn’t bother everyone but it just grated on my nerves. Good girl meets bad boy…bad boy is all warm and fuzzy one minute than an ass the next…girl barely thinks twice about putting herself in grave danger to be with warm and fuzzy/ass. It’s been done and I didn’t like it the first two times around. I think I need to try harder to avoid books with this plot. I should give this part of the book a 1, but I did somewhat enjoy the occasional spooky scene so that earned it half a star/point.
Part Two aka the second half of the book – I will give this part a 3.5…maybe a 3 because of the hint of lingering frustration now that I’m thinking back to the beginning of the book. Anyway… I was SO SO SO relieved (SO relieved) when the book turned around for me. It was at almost the exact half way mark where the frustration was slowly replaced with curiosity and the cursing quieted down. I was wondering where the story would go but I still wouldn’t go as far as to say that it blew me away. I can’t really say too much without posting spoilers but I will say that there were some interesting twists and the second half of the book was overall a much easier read.
Please just remember that my goal is to not steer people away from reading it…just because it drove me nuts doesn’t me you’ll feel the same.
It’s really hard for me to pick a rating for this book because I was so split on it. But I think I will go with a number between my two above ratings and settle on 2.5