Author: Anna Todd
Published: October 21st, 2014
So before I jump into the review I want to start by saying that this book is for sure meant for mature audiences! I didn’t really expect the sexual content when I bought it but it honestly does help develop the story. I’m not usually one to buy books that are so detailed and explicit in that area.
The book starts out following our main character Tessa. She a freshmen at WCU and is moving into the dorms for the first time. Her new roommate Steph has already earned Tessa’s strict mother’s and her boyfriend Noah’s disapproval due to her goth looks. As the story progresses Tessa dives head first into Steph’s world and meets Hardin. Being the closed of ladies man that he is and Tessa being the goody that she is the two do not get along at all. Their dislike for each other quickly turns to love however. As she deals with her inner battle of whether to stay with Noah or take a leap of faith to Hardin Noah soon discovers the affair Tessa has been having. Their relationship becomes a constant back and forth fighting and making up. While Tessa is eager for Hardin to tell their friends that they are indeed and item Hardin keeps pushing the idea away and keeps referring to Tessa as his “friend”. As their back and forth relationship continues Tessa’s mother soon learns of their relationship and threatens to cut Tessa off and quit paying for her school. Due to this threat Tessa and Hardin move in together and get an apartment. *note they have only known of each other for 2 months* After this point the story goes on a whirl wind and leaves you with information that blows your mind!!
My summary was kinda long but their is literally so much information that I wanted to give you all but it would take so long so I for sure left out points in the book that make it amazing. Honestly at first I got tired of the back and forth between Hardin and Tessa but soon grew to root for their relationship. Maybe I have a soft spot for broken bad boys?? I finished this book in 2 days I loved it so much. They’re was so much happening within it that I knew that there was going to be a major something to happen near the end I was dying to get there. Overall it’s a definite recommended read from me but as I said in the beginning this is definitely for mature audiences due to the sexual content. I have ordered the second book and I’m dying to dive into it!
Author: Stephanie Garber
Published: September 29th, 2016
Wow has it already been almost 3 weeks since my last post? Life on my end has been crazy. Starting off my intention was to post a new review every week but as youve noticed I’ve been absent for a while. Between starting the spring semester at school and loosing a loved one its been hard to find time for myself lately. Anyway enough with my personal life lets get too teh juicy stuff.
So I first came across this book when my step sister gave it to me. I’ll admit I wasn’t one bit interested in picking it up. Then one afternoon I wanted something new to read but wasn’t able to get to Barnes and Noble and I hate the idea of getting a e-book. So to dive right on in our main characters of this mysteriously amazing adventure we follow Scarlett (AKA Scar) and her sister Donetella (AKA Tella) as they attempt to escape the island they’ve been imprisoned on their entire lives. Having an abusive father makes their lives complete HELL and only further lights a fire under Donatella that she wants off the island. Cue their opportunity for escape. Scarlett receives a letter from Legend who runs Caraval, whom she’d been writing too for years with no reply, inside this letter awaits 3 tickets to enter Caraval. Scarlett being the timid and play it safe girl she is refuses to leave the isle and risk breaking the arranged marriage her father has set up for her. With the help of a sailor, Julian, who Donatella became aquianted with they kidnap Scarlett and take her off the island and whisk her away to Caraval. 2 days later Scarlett wakes up after being drugged, and finds herself on a small raft being oared to shore by Julian. Once they arrive on shore the see that Donatella is no where to be found. They hurry on to try to find somewhere to warm up. Venturing through a small town theyve found they start to see the magic of Caraval come to life. I wont spoil the good parts so I will leave my summare there. I will say however that once they reach the shore the book takes you on one crazy ride.
Once I started this book I could not put it down! I will forewarn you this book contains lots of details and twists so you have to pay attention. However if you’re a visual person who plays a little movie in their head while they read like I am then you will LOVE this book. The descriptions are amazing. The plot is an adventure/fantasy/mystery all mixed together so you get a little taste of each. I will most definitley be reading the second book in the series. The character development is good and characters that you see in the beginning come back around which I always love.