I am never really any good with these things, I kind of feel like I am at a job interview. So let's see, what can I tell you about me and my little blog thingy? Ok well I am an avid reader and have been doing since I first learned how. About a year ago I became a part of the review world. I am in no way a professional and I pretty much do it for the fun of it. I have no rules and no guidelines for myself, well except for I always have to be completely honest. And you can tell by my reviews that I have posted so far that I have no problem at all with that. I add my personality to every review and I know things don't always make sense but I bet you laughed(hopefully). I usually stick to romance books but I have been know to pick up others if the cover and synopsis garb my attention. I currently help out on a couple blogs and reviews teams plus I am an occasionally guest reviewer on one.
To tell you about me well, I am a 30+ year old stay at home mom. I went completely blind about two years ago. But with a couple of eyes surgeries I now have complete vision back in one eye. I have a serious weakness for tattoos and I am currently proudly showing off 12 of my own. Yeahhhh, so that's it for now.
I was given this book for an honest review.
This book...wow. Just this book. It honestly took me a bit to get into it. But the minute and I am thinking it all started with chapter 13, when the first tear fell, I was a goner. Ladies and gentlemen, please keep your trays in the upright position and secure your tissue boxes, because you will need them.
Good ol mean girl Cali Monroe, the girl everyone wants to be, the girl everyone seems to envy and look up to, the girl who seems to have everything going for her. The girl who has a deep dark secret.....her life is a complete lie, her life is all an act and everyday she seems to lose a little more of herself. Pretty soon she may be so lost, that even she can't find herself. I really did like Cali, even when she was being her witchtastic self. She helped you remember that even though people may seem all perfect, you never really know what is on the inside. I will tell you the one thing that did drive me nuts, she was very repetitive. For a little while there she pretty much said the same things over and over again, I just kept thinking, "Does she know any other words?" Luckily that did stop. And of course I loved Logan, I do believe this is the first book that I have read where the hot guy was a nerd. Let me tell you, I love me some nerd boys. And he wasn't a bad boy, I loved his t-shirts. And just like Cali, he wore a mask. He let everyone see what really wasn't there, and all along nobody noticed this nerdhole(yeah I had to steal it) was falling apart also. These two lost themselves together and seemed to find themselves together. It was so sweet to watch and yes like I said earlier, some of this book made me cry, like a two year old. Through all the loss, rivalry, pain, pranks, misplaced guilt and name calling, I am glad these two found love with each other.
As you can tell, I thought this was a great story. I loved the use of the poetry in the book and even loved the little poems for each chapter. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is actually one of my favorite poems, so of course I loved seeing it so much in this book. Like I said the only problem I found was how repetitive some things got. The characters did seem to repeat themselves for a while there, mainly Cali. I felt like I was reading the same page over and over again. But that seemed to be the only major problem I found. Lovable characters, fantastic poetry, adorable mischief, a great love story, a hot nerd boy and some tears later...I can honestly say I loved this book. Oh, Oh wait...hey L.M., did Logan ever get to read the poem????
My song for this book - Blind by Lifehouse