Last year I challenged myself to read about 40 books. This year I wanted to read about the same but then I saw the above challenge on Twitter, so I’m gonna give it a go and update this post as I check things off the list!
$2.99 sales on Amazon are going to be the death of me. That and my inability to just let a series go and just accept that it may not be for me. I so desperately wanted to love this series – so much. And a lot of what grated me in the first book didn’t bother me so much this time around, probably because I was expecting Jack to brood like Christian Grey and Isis to be try-too-hard-sass.
I reviewed book one, Pivot Point last year. In Split Second, instead of following two different futures from Addie’s point of view, we’re told the story from her and her BFF, Laila’s, perspective. Interesting choice as having followed the same format of two-futures-Addie could have been a bit been-there-done-that. But I’m not sure even the change in narrative style as enough to make this a good read.
I’m not coping with sad books lately, Sister-Sister by Rachel Zadock broke my heart into tiny pieces and left my chest achey FOR DAYS. So this will be the first in a lot of super fluffy YA that I’ll be reading over the next few weeks. No tragedies for me, only happy-endings guaranteed for a while. Drama is overrated. As is crying on the train.
I loved Amy’s first book, The Reece Malcolm List, so when I saw this for $2.99 on Amazon all sense of ‘hey I need to save that R20 for coffee’ went out the window and bam, seconds later it was in my Kindle. But her second book just didn’t quite reach the heights of her first, I felt like I spent most of the book waiting for something – anything – to happen.
I’m feeling confused, y’all. I want to like this book, it has so much of the things that I like in a tasty little treat of a YA (snark: check; mysterious pasts: check; love-hate romance: check), but I just don’t think I loved it. I don’t think I even liked it. I think it was…average.