Info from the US Edition
Date Released: June 28th 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 454 Pages
Date Read: July 16 2011
Tags: Romance. Page Turner. Drama. Amazing..
My Review [its long but necessary]:
So Wrong Its Right...
Shit. This book was…. Shit. I’m at a loss of words, so emotionally drained that I am actually cursing. And I never Curse. Period. So shit.
This book reminds me of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, not in the story, they are total and complete opposites, but the same feeling afterwards, that hollow in me, at the pit of my stomach, hands shaking and my heart nowhere in sight. It was an Amazing book. Not the kind of amazing where I’m jumping up and down begging you to read it, but the sort of amazing where you are just staring at an empty wall before you and the only word you can conjure up is…. Shit. And then you exhale.
The relationship between Maya and Lochan is complicated from the beginning, in my words, here’s how I see it: There’s a line between brothers and sisters, you can tell to each other your most intimate secrets, share a room, even sleep in the same bed for fear of nightmares, each other the half of a whole. But you never become more, because of that line. That label that says Brother and Sister. And that’s ok.
But when Lochan and Maya are forced to take care of their siblings, pay the bills and take care of just about everything in the house, that line, that label, becomes blurry; and it is not something that happens in a blink of an eye in the book, it’s something that came from long before. So it was only a matter of time that this line dissipated and they fell in love with each other.
This may all sound so disgusting but I never felt repulsed during the book, and I think this is what made it Amazing. Tabitha Suzuma managed to make their love relationship seem so right and not once did I forget they were brother and sister; it wasn’t like “OMG! I had totally forgotten they were siblings!” I was conscious always of what they were and it never felt wrong.
By the ending my heart was beating so strong I thought it would just burst out of my chest and by the last page it just stopped. I can feel that hollow. My shaking hands. And the amazingness of it all.
Ask me if I recommend this book and I’ll say yes. No doubt. No hesitation. It was amazing.
This Book was NOT Amazing, this books was EPIC, Life Changing - Not Kidding. I don’t think my review does any justice to this book but. . . you should just read it.
After the initial shock review:
I still feel the hollow, and it almost hurts to think of the book, I can’t stop thinking about the book, I’m still in awe, but I can think more now! And I totally forgot to mention some things: The writing is Amazing! I loved it, It made it so easy to flow through the book, practically poetic. Also I was a bit thrown of at times when they used words like Bloody Amazing! Or Hey Mate! And snogging. The Author is from the UK so its natural, it still got me into giggles when I thought about saying this words, like saying Bloody Hell. xD this sounds so stupid.
And one last thing: I'm Emotional. I cry easily and deeply get engaged with books. I saw reviews that described the ending as Amazing and Cool.... I was crying ^^ depends on opinions I guess, but one thing I've found most bloggers agree with one thing: Read it. :)
"At what point do you give up - decide enough is enough? There is only one answer really. Never."
Amazing. Like when you are just staring at an empty wall before you and the only word you can think of is...... Shit. And then you exhale