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.
This book was given to me for an honest review.
Oh no look out, there is going to be a train wreck! Yeah that is pretty much how I can best describe this book. I don't mean that in a completely bad way, so please don't think horribly of me just yet. This book was just everywhere all at once, it was just honestly one bad thing after another. I was almost afraid to read the nest page sometimes. Now to the characters, first we have Brittany. She first comes off as a spoiled rich daddies girl but later you find out that that is not all exactly true. I liked her at first but then close to the end that like went downhill. And trust me I will explain why. But this leads us to her boyfriend, Travis. He is apparently the kid from the wrong side of the tracks who is just trying to become a huge rock star like his father. I liked him for about 5 pages and then bam it was done. After that first incident, I was just over him, although he does redeem himself a little later on. But regardless I still dislike him. So on a scale of 1-10 I give Britt ,maybe a 6.5 and Travis a 2.5.
So the reason why I completely brushed this book off is because in the beginning Travis hit Brittany. I just can't do it. I don't care if it's drugs, about a monkey or if someone pays him a million dollars to do it. Unless it was accidental there is no reasoning for it. And he had no problem admitting he bagged her supposed best friend. Yuck! Plus the dumb girl goes back to him. No just plan out no. I don't care that he is all clean and may even play golf with Jesus. I just can't do it. But the him getting clean did raise him up a point for me. Did he ever apologize for hitting her? Or just for the stuff that was said?
Now to the story. By this time the train has derailed and is in not so good shape. In the beginning the writing was just so stop and go for me. It was like the sentence would start going and wham "Period." Luckily it did start to flow more the further you got into the book. This story really was just everywhere, kind of like a tornado. I wasn't quite sure which house it would rip up next. I mean love, drugs, rock and roll, nasty skanky sex, a parent passing away, a new love that turned out to be scum(what happened to him after he got the letter) loss of friends, starting a new life and there is way more stuff in it. I kind of wish some of the doom and gloom was maybe left out or this could of been split into two books instead of one. I would have to honestly say that the best parts of this book were when Trav got sober and the songs that were written in it. I really liked those. So characters I didn't really care for after it was all said and done, an all over the place tornado of a story, nasty skanky sex, some actual hot sex and neat little songs, I gave it 3.5 stars.
My song for this book: System of a Down- Toxicity