Sunday, July 5, 2015

Through Lies and Heartache - WB Amore

A young adult short read rated at ONE STAR for being unable to finish.

I honestly never thought I’d have those kinds of thoughts about her but the closer we get and the more I get to know her. I can’t keep myself from wanting her.

The Synopsis

What once started as a trio of friends has turned into heartache and secrets. 
Gracie is stuck in a world that she is not sure where she belongs. Ryan and Liam have always been by her side, but all that has changed. Ryan keeps warning her of Liam for reasons he has yet to share. Liam is finally coming back around but is holding secrets she is unsure of. 
Gracie is trying to coexist with two men that mean the most to her. One she loves, one she misses. Will she feel that way when secrets start to unravel?
What will Gracie do when she finally learns that her whole life has been surrounded by lies. Will she face the truth or will she run......will she even have the chance?
(Taken from Goodreads)

I feel like it’s the calm before the storm. I’m not sure who will kill me first, her or her dad.

Schwartz Thoughts

It takes a lot for me to not finish a novel. A lot. I will generally suffer through the read until the end, but with this book, even it being a short book, I just could not bring myself to finish it. I have chosen to rate it one star because it does have potential. I believe it just needs to be worked on quite a bit more. I received the Arc copy, which was completely littered with errors. So much so that every error I read became nails on a chalkboard to me. Shivers.

I found that the style of writing was young. The writing sounded slightly immature. Now with the characters in high school, I expect some young sound but the sound was too young for what the novel was going for. I didn’t mind the multiple viewpoints. Being in Ryan’s head and Gracie’s gives the reader more story.

All in all, I was disappointed. The book had a lot of potential, and given some more work on the writing style, and of course the errors, the book would be well received be all readers.


I honestly wouldn’t recommend this book in its current form to anyone. Harsh, yes. True, also yes.

(Review Written by Kristine Schwartz)

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