[Top Ten Tuesday] – #149 – Summer Books To Breeze Through (May 2017 Edition)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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This Week’s Theme:
Summer Books To Breeze Through
(May 2017 Edition)

Initial Thoughts:

I’m going to breeze through this list with picks that I have hauled previously but have still not had a chance to read because it me.

I say May 2017 edition because surely this list may change in the future as I will come to surely discover more “summery” reads.


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[Review] The Love Interest – Cale Dietrich

Book Title: The Love Interest
Author:     Cale Dietrich
Number of pages:  384

Synopsis:

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

(re: Goodreads @ The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich)


Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– Smart concept on paper bogged down by choices in storytelling that lack world building in support of the premise
– Reads as contemporary romance with a science-fiction undertone; contemporary parts of the story were great but once the story enters the third act requiring sci-fi elements to be explored, it looses it’s propulsion
– Protagonists fit into neat check boxes and are build upon commonly used character framework and tropes

Initial Thoughts

Excellent premise muddled by an ending that left so much to be desired.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of The Love Interest from Raincoast Books.


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[Top Ten Tuesday] – #148 – Motherly Figures in YA

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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This Week’s Theme:
Motherly Figures in Young Adult

Initial Thoughts:

It was a struggle to curate this list as I think I come across more fatherly figures.


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