Thursday, October 25, 2012

Stalk Me (Keatyn Chronicles #1) by Jillian Dodd

Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 

Four/five stars

I tried to love this book, to the point of 5 stars, I really did, but there was just something about it that annoyed me. I've read That Boy and That Wedding, and I loved them. I love Jillian Dodd's unique writing style. In the That Boy series, she made me fall in love with the characters and fall into their world. But something in Stalk Me prevented me for doing that; though I'm not really sure what it was. I really do wish that I liked this book a whole lot more, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless and will definitely be reading the rest of the series.

Keatyn is not your average girl. She is the daughter of Abby Johnson, famous and most recognized actress. Her father died when she was nine, but her stepfather treated her like his own. She grew up on movie sets with her mother and stepfather and has travelled the world. Keatyn's upbringing has always included her mother, her stepfather, her step-sisters, cleaners, nanny’s and her mother’s entourage of make-up artists, hairstylists and wardrobe designers and, unfortunately creepy stalkers looking for a chance with her mum. After years and years of traveling, all Keatyn wants to do is live in a nice permanent house and go to high school. She has written the perfect script for her high school dream; she will be popular, good-looking and the best dressed, obviously. But when her high school experience isn't all it was made out to be and everything, including her friends and boyfriend feels like a sham, how will Keatyn escape the lie? And will it all be too much? How could she possible escape this mess?

I did like this book, but I don't know... Something wasn't right. I liked the story line, it was well thought out, clever and interesting. I think it was just the lifestyle; various love triangles and the characters that annoyed me.

Keatyn was alright. She was kind of annoying, spoilt, pathetic and overly dramatic. Her constant use of OHMIGAWD annoyed me so much. Who even says that? Let alone spells in like that. "Oh my god" every now and then, would have been better. It was obvious Keatyn's family had money. She has a house in France and the world’s biggest closet (full of some fabulous sounding clothes!). Keatyn wasn't spoilt as such, but she did have a lot of stuff and a lot of freedom. It kind of annoyed me how much freedom she had. Like, her parents didn’t even care that she got home at like four in the morning after a party. I understand trust, but her parents should have been more careful because they, being famous actors, understand the risks. Keatyn was kind of weak. Her supposed “best friends” of hers, were the biggest bitches I have even had the displeasure of reading about. Why, oh why, did she put up with them!? They were horrible to her. I couldn’t deal with that at all, no way in hell. Towards the end, she got a little bit stronger and kinda left behind the “bitchyness”. Anyway, Keatyn was alright. I grew to like her a lot more towards the end. Throughout the book she did sometimes seem really stupid, but sometimes she was smart.

Ok… the boys in the book. There were plenty! Cush is the first boy in Keatyn’s life that we were introduced to. He is a total player, but is a good friend to Keatyn and Sander, her boyfriend’s, best friend. Secondly, we were introduced to Keatyn’s boyfriend, Sander. I didn’t really like Sander, he seemed kinda… distant? He wasn’t a very good boyfriend. I had my suspicions about him, and in the end I was right! Then there was Brooklyn. Keatyn has loved him since she first laid eyes on him when she was 15. He has a good body, taught Keatyn to surf, is her surfing buddy, a good friend and he calls her Keats, what else could she want? Honestly? I didn’t like Brooklyn at all. He was the biggest douche. Just, urgh. After being introduced to Brooklyn, we were finally introduced to mysterious Vincent. Urgh, I don’t even know where to start with Vincent. I didn’t like him, at all. Straight from the beginning, I knew he was going to be weird. Keatyn was smart, though, and… not suspicious, as such, but wary. Of all the boys in the story, Cush was definitely my favourite. At first he came off a bit arrogant and a dick, but he was really sweet and I loved him! I felt sorry for him at the end though. *sad face*

As I’m writing this review and my best friend is reading the book, I’m realising how much I actually liked this book. There were some really… awful parts of the book that left me head desking, but other than that, I actually really enjoyed it. I love Jillian Dodd’s writing and I am definitely glad I read this book and will absolutely be reading the rest of the Keatyn Chronicles!

(Note: While writing this review, I changed my rating from 3/3.5 stars to 4 stars)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

When Summer Ends by Isabelle Rae

When Summer Ends by Isabelle Rae

★ ★★★☆

Four/five stars

I actually really enjoyed this! Ever since reading Slammed, I have enjoyed reading teacher-student affair novels (not that any book will ever top Slammed!). Although there were some disturbing similarities between When Summer Ends and Slammed, I still loved the story line in When Summer Ends. Apart from the similarities, it was an alright book. The writing definitely needed some work but, it was a pretty reasonable novel. When Summer Ends was actually a pretty big eBook. Glad I read this!

When Chloe and Will meet at a 21+ club, they hit it off immediately; they flirt, banter and talk effortlessly. Later that night, Will asks Chloe on a date and she happily accepts. Over the holidays, Chloe and Will spend plenty of time together; getting to know each other, flirting, talking and, yes, making out! When the first day of school rolls around, Chloe is upset; she won’t have as much time to spend with Will. But at school, the news of a hot new calculus teacher has the female student body buzzing. Chloe is unfazed because she already has a hot, attentive, loyal boyfriend; so imagine her (and his!) surprise when he is her teacher. From there onwards everything between the two of them is like a rollercoaster; up and down. When there finally is balance between their lives, what could possibly go wrong?

Even though I enjoyed this book, there were some bits that annoyed me. The similarities with Slammed, was definitely one of the top issues. The main male character was called Will, as was the main male character in Slammed. The story line was very similar, too. It was a different story, but there were still some obvious similarities. The grammar, punctuation and editing was the other issue I had; it was terrible. I understand if the author doesn't have an editor because she published the book on Wattpad, but seriously, come on, I could fix the mistakes! My best friend, Georgie, could do it in her sleep! It was, in a word, shocking. Because of that I found myself not liking the book as much because I had to constantly stop and re-read the sentence, mentally correct it and try to understand it.

I thought Chloe was an ok character. She was a bit immature, whiny and blushed too much, but meh she wasn’t the worst YA character. There wasn’t anything I really hated about her, but there wasn’t much to make me like her either. She was a little bit weak at times, though she occasionally proved tough. It was confusing. Chloe was a meh character.

Will was also a meh character. I liked him mostly at first, but when the student-teacher relationship was revealed, what he did to Chloe pissed me off. He wasn’t the only one to blame! And he was rude and selfish, too. I liked him more and more after the paintball thing. But yeah, Will, too, unfortunately, was a meh character.

The book wasn’t even bad. The storyline, although not original, was interesting. The characters weren’t that bad either, they just weren’t that interesting. Overall, the book was enjoyable and I really had no problems with it (other than grammar, oh my god).

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

★ ★★★☆

Four/five stars
I was so looking forward to reading Stealing Parker because I really enjoyed Catching Jordan. Stealing Parker was everything I expected it to be: sporty, funny, meaningful and religious. Stealing Parker was, in my opinion, not as good as Catching Jordan. Although it was still a good read, just not my favourite of the two.

After her mother’s shock betrayal, Parker is left alone and friendless. Her church has turned its back on her family and is encouraging other people to do the same. Her “best friends” abandoned Parker in her time of need. Parker is furious at her mother for doing this to the family. People talk about how she is going to turn out like her mother: lesbian. So, Parker decides to quit softball, the one special thing that connects her to her mum, lose weight, lose the “butch” look and kiss plenty of guys. When Parker’s best friend Drew signs her up to be manager of the baseball team, Parker isn’t very happy. She hates baseball. She never used to, though, until her mum left her, then she quit her dreams of playing softball. Unfortunately, she would do anything for Drew, so she agrees and shows up to the practice. At the practice she finds out there is a new coach, and a mighty fine coach at that! He looks pretty young so what’s the harm in flirting with him? No harm done, until he stars flirting back. Parker is just happy to be talking with someone who doesn’t know her family story. But when she starts getting closer to one particular boy, does the new coach actually mean anything to her?

I liked Stealing Parker. It was “deeper” and more meaningful than Catching Jordan. Stealing Parker dealt with issues such as sexuality, religion and friendship. Even though the issues and messages were good, I still think the fun nature that Catching Jordan had was a lot better and more enjoyable.

Parker was alright as a character. She kind of annoyed me. She was self-centred and careless. She shamelessly flirted and kissed boys to try and save her lesbian “butch” reputation and never thought of the boys’ feelings. Also the parts with the new coach, Coach Brian were stupid. She was allowing herself to be taken advantage of. It was careless and stupid of her. At some points I did feel sorry for her, though. Her mum had left her and she had to grow up by herself; her father was a zombie, no help at all, and her brother was spaced out on drugs. Although, Parker didn’t even spare a thought as to what her mother was going through. Her mother made the painful, and probably not easy, decision to leave her family. At the end, Parker’s attitude vastly improved. She wasn’t thinking of herself; she was thinking of her best friend Drew’s feelings. Parker proved to be a reasonable character in the end.

In Stealing Parker, there was, sadly, a love triangle. The first boy introduced in the love triangle was Brian. Coach Brian. He was a massive dickhead. Honestly, he shouldn’t even be a teacher. He should have had the restraint and the professionalism to STOP Parker and himself. At first, I thought he was going to be alright. But he turned out to be awful. He was taking advantage of an innocent young girl; a student! It was disgusting and I really disliked him.
The other boy in the love triangle (I’m not going to tell you who… it’s a secret hehe) was sweet. I actually didn’t realise he was going to be the other love interest but when I did realised it was him, I was pretty happy. He seemed pretty nice and sweet. He looked after Parker, just like she needed someone to. He was supportive and listened to her, unlike stupid Brian. I don’t usually like love triangles, but this one wasn’t too bad. The romance was… ok.

Yet again, I had issues with the ending. I did not like the way Catching Jordan ending because it was waaaaaaay to sudden. Unfortunately, Kenneally did it again. Stealing Parker just… ended. Although, I’ll give it to Kenneally, it was a good ending nonetheless.  

Even though there were many flaws in this book, I still enjoyed Stealing Parker and will definitely be ready the rest of the Hundred Oaks series by Miranda Kenneally.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Black

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 

Four and a half/five stars

Wow! This book was amazing! I am currently in a state of shock, my mind has been completely blown. This was one hell of a story. Anna Dressed in Blood was creepy, spooky, scary, funny, magical and romantic. I am so glad I finally read this book!

Theseus Cassio Lowood, also known as Cas, is not your average boy. His father is a ghost killer and his mother is a witch. When his father dies the "family business" was left for Cas to continue. Together Cas and his mum constantly travel to seek the dead. When Cas gets a tip off by a friend about a ghost nicknamed “Anna Dressed in Blood”, Cas is skeptical about the story surrounding her, but takes the job anyway. Before long, he and his mother are packed up and on the road to Thunder Bay. In Thunder Bay, Cas learns a lot about Anna faster than any other ghost he has had to deal with. He quickly learns that Anna is not your usual ghost. What's different about her and why is this unusual mission so hard for Cas?

This book was fantastic. It had a perfect amount of creepiness, suspense and romance. The novel was also very, very, very well written. I was captivated by the story line as well as the beautiful writing. 

Cas was a good character. He was strong and brave. He maintained his father’s legacy whilst looking out for his mother. I think most of all Cas was just very courageous.

Anna was beautiful. I loved her from the very first minute she was introduced into the story. She was scary and dangerous, but beautiful, kind and soft spoken. Anna will always be one of my favourite female characters. 

This story was breathtakingly beautiful. The descriptions, the writing and the twists and turns were brilliant. I loved this so much. I look forward to reading the next book in the Anna series.

Endless (The Violet Eden Chapters #4) by Jessica Shirvington

Endless by Jessica Shirvington

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Five/five stars!

Holy! This book was epic! I have always loved this (Australian) series and was looking forward to what I thought was going to be the big finale, but I was hesitant to read Endless. Not sure why. Maybe because I was sure it was the last one and didn't want it to end, or maybe it was because of the reviews; GR friends were shocked. When I finally picked the book up, I was going on a road trip. It was a maybe four hour drive and I managed to read a fair amount of the book. I ended up reading the whole damn thing in a day. Endless was amazing (apart from odd editorial errors). It left me shocked, heartbroken and reeling. I actually have no idea what to think. This was surprising and incredible, full of many exciting twists and turns.

Violet Eden is once again caught up in the usual angel drama. On top of that, she has to protect herself, prove herself, try and kill Lilith the evil from hell and fight her un-advised feelings for Grigori partner Lincoln. Violet is stubborn and determined to fix her mistakes and try and restore as much order and peace as possible to the angel community. But with the weight of the world, literally, on her shoulders, will Violet crack? Will she, against all odds, defy the laws and kill all evil? But, most of all, will love conquer all? 

I can't believe it took me this long to read the book. It was amazing! Jessica Shirvington took readers on a ride full of dark secrets and love. I was completely captivated by this book and hardly put it down. (I have the sorest neck from reading awkwardly in a car). Wow, this was crazy and epic.

This was a breakthrough book for Violet. She showed her true warrior, fighter self. She was determined to fight and to win. I enjoyed reading from Violet's POV because she was a strong character. Sometimes she broke, but she was so stressed, and it was understandable; she may be half angel but she is still very much a human. Violet was focused on all the tasks at hand. Her only weakness, yet somehow
her strong point, was Lincoln. Their relationship was... tricky and both of them struggled. But amazingly, Violet was strong and overcame all expectations.

Lincoln was so much better in Endless! He actually gave up on trying NOT to get into a relationship with Violet. Thank God, they are so totally in love it was almost painful to read. Lincoln was also very strong in Endless too. He was devoted on looking after his Grigori "family" and Violet. I liked Lincoln so much more in Endless.

We saw a different side of Phoenix in Endless. He was ruthless, yet compassionate. At first in this book, I hated Phoenix! He was horrible. Then when we got a first proper glimpse at Phoenix, it was kind of clear what he was trying to do. It could have been a set up, but with the bond between him and Violet, he was somewhat trustworthy. There were some thing's that Phoenix did that horrified me. Those of you who have read Endless know what I'm talking about. I was pretty much hysterical!! Holy cow.

Evelyn could be a right old cow, but towards the end she finally became the motherly figure Violet, and myself, had been hoping for. There were similarities between Violet and her mother. They were both very, very determined and occasionally stubborn. Evelyn was unlikable at first, but she slowly redeemed herself.

Lilith was a stupid old Hag. She was awful; blinded by hate and revenge. What happened between her, Violet and Phoenix at the end was horrible. She just loved watching people suffer. I hated Lilith. 

"They're all insane but, Lilith... Lilith is insanity”

The fourth instalment in The Violet Eden Chapters was crazy, epic and eventful. The ending - oh my god the ending. I knew it was going to be heartbreaking and bad (in a good way) if the reviews were any indication. I was left speechless. I was an emotional mess. I had to re-read the last few pages several times to check I had read everything correctly. I refused to go to bed until I finished the book, so it took me forever the get to sleep because my mind was in overdrive. Apart from the heart wrenching ending, this book was good. There were quite a few errors though that I would've expected an editor to pick up - hell the author should have read it and picked it up. Endless is not the only book in the series that had editorial issues and typos though. 

Well apart from all of that, even though the ending wasn't bad, it was just shocking, Endless was enjoyable and I seriously cannot wait until the next books are released because I definitely need to get my hands on them!! 

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Five/five stars!

I hadn't even finished Bloodlines when I bought The Golden Lily. I knew I would enjoy Bloodlines and I knew I would need the sequel straight away (and there was a sale at Big W...)! Once again Richelle Mead has produced another breathtaking novel full of suspense, romance and risky behaviour. I loved The Golden Lily, even more than Bloodlines.

After the thrills and spills in Bloodlines, Dimitri Belikov and Sonya Karp are brought to Palm Springs to start a research program regarding Strigoi. Sydney's increasingly friendly behaviour to Jill, Sonya, Eddie, Angeline, Dimitri and of course, charming Adrian has her questioning her Alchemist beliefs and how unprofessional her behaviour towards this task is becoming. When a close friend, Trey, sets her up with Brayden, Sydney is delighted to be able to hang out with someone as intelligent as her, and most importantly, someone who is human and normal. When "family engagements", become more and more frequent, what new threats are Sydney and her vampire friends facing? And why is Adrian getting weirder and weirder? Surely it's the spirit crazy effects… right?

I enjoyed The Golden Lily a lot more than Bloodlines. Don't get me wrong, Bloodlines was fabulous, I just enjoyed Sydney's character a whole lot more in this sequel. The mysteries were larger and more... mysterious, for lack of a better word. Everything character and plot wise was a lot better, too. Sydney even found a social life! As usual Richelle Mead managed to captivate audiences again with a superb sequel to Bloodlines. 

Sydney was a LOT better in this book. She was not as awkward and nervous as she had first been. In the beginning, her attitude towards vampires was the same due to “unfortunate circumstances”, but she once again lightened up and was friendly… until the end. Sydney was still the usual dull, polite, intelligent, oblivious Alchemist girl, just a whole lot better. Her attitude was more 21st century and she slowly - very slowly, if at all - became badass (around page 380 Sydney started going a big badass on us!). I liked the new and improved Sydney! 

"I don't want anything from you," I said "Unless it's an apology to Adrian." [Sydney to Nathan]

Adrian… Oh Adrian. I could see all the hints you were dropping to Sydney, but unfortunately she didn't. Adrian full on turned his charm on and became very protective of Sydney; Beautiful, oblivious Sydney. I felt sorry for Adrian. It was clear he had fallen for the most oblivious, rule abiding, socially and romantically awkward, Alchemist girl. He could have practically any girl he wanted, yet the one he did want, grew up believing his race was unnatural. Despite all that, Adrian was his usual self; occasional-spirit-induced crazy and a drunken mess, yet adorable, protective and charming! Also, for the record, I think Adrian should have just beat Brayden up, claimed it was "brotherly love/intuition" and kidnapped Sydney and admitted his feelings and made her admit hers - because, honestly, Sydney definitely liked him back. Poor, poor Adrian.

"He still looked good, of course. He always looked good, no matter the condition of his clothing and hair.” [Sydney about Adrian]

The Golden Lily was eventful. Definitely not predictable, it was full of little unexpected twists and turns. Everything that happened made Sydney even more badass and less weak. She endured new and scary experiences. Every twist and turn left me a little bit more shocked each time. I could hardly believe the “event”!! I felt so betrayed.

THE ENDING OH MY GOSH THE ENDING!! Noooooooo, Sydney! What were you thinking!? That's right, you weren't! What is wrong with you!? Yep, everything. Gosh I cannot believe what she did. Reading her thoughts and then reading what she told Adrian was heart breaking. It was as if she was trying to convince herself. And she just cut Adrian down and left him heart broken. He is now probably going to go into a drunken stupor. This was basically the only time I really hated Sydney. I was left speechless and emotional!! My heart joined my jaw on the floor.

Apart from the horrific and horrifying ending, I loved The Golden Lily. The VA and Bloodlines books are pretty much the only books I have been reading for about a month so I am terribly sad that I have to wait until 2013 for the next book. The stories of Rose, Dimitri, Sydney, Adrian and everyone else have become a comfort and a guilty pleasure. The Golden Lily was everything I expected from the brilliant author, Richelle Mead. Amazing, once again!

Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 

Four/five stars

As soon as I was about 100 pages from the end of Last Sacrifice, I made sure to get Bloodlines, the first book in the Vampire Academy spin-off series. I didn't exactly love Sydney in VA, but I love Richelle Mead's writing and VA so much, I'd read anything about it! Bloodlines certainly did not disappoint! It wasn't as action packed or as humorous as the VA series, but it was still enjoyable. Bloodlines was everything I expected it to be, and I loved every minute, so much so I finished the book in a day.

Sydney is an Alchemist; a special human trained to protect humans from vampires, and vampire secrets. Even though their job is all about working with vampires, most Alchemists are terrified of vampires and dhampirs (half human, half vampire). After helping and somehow befriending a dhampir and some Moroi (good vamps), Sydney is in big trouble with the Alchemists. So when she is awoken and pulled out of bed in the middle of the night, Sydney is sure she is going to be finally punished for her behaviour by being taken to a Re-education centre. The last thing she expects to hear is that she is going to pose as a roommate and sister to Moroi princess, Jill Dragomir, the illegitimate daughter of Eric Dragomir (Queen Lissa Dragomir's father, making Jill Lissa’s half-sister). Although Sydney has had several indiscretions regarding Alchemist laws, she is perfectly qualified for the job. With the little time she has spent around vampires, Sydney is almost-but-not-quite comfortable with vampires, so she accepts the job. But as Sydney grows closer and closer to the vampires, her lack of professionalism is the least of her worries. 

Bloodlines was good! I was a bit hesitant in reading from Sydney's POV because she is a bit dull and, obviously, not as awesome as Rose. But the constant academic, intelligent, OCD and thoughtful brain was refreshing. While Bloodlines was not as intense or as frightening as any of the VA books, it still had its own exciting twists and turns. The Alchemist side was also very interesting. I loved how there were several different "plots" going on, and they all mingled together nicely at the end. The betrayals and lies were nicely woven in at the end, too. In fact, everything about this book was expertly done. Even though it was expertly done in the VA books, it was differently done through a totally different narrator. 

Sydney was… alright, I suppose. I didn't expect her to be like Rose, so let's stop the comparisons. After the time Sydney spent with Rose and other vampires and dhampirs, I would have expected her to be more open to living and interacting with vampires. It was understandable that when speaking to her Alchemist superiors she was hesitant, opposed, neutral and professional with the idea, but in her head I expected her to be… okay with it. The fact that she wasn’t, annoyed me quite a bit, because Sydney knew the vampires and dhampirs she would be associating with we're harmless. That pissed me off. Sydney was too... pure, too perfect. She expected too much for herself and had a lot resting on her young shoulders, so I guess I kind of felt sorry for her more than anything. The good thing? The further along in the book, the better Sydney got. She loosened and lightened up a lot more and wasn't as afraid around vampires. She was still awkward, but that was just a social problem. I grew to like the new and improved, more vampire-confident Sydney. 

I loved Adrian in the VA books; I just didn't like him with Rose. Rose and Dimitri were perfect for each other, sorry Adrian. I was happy Adrian managed to get his own story (and hopefully a happy ending!). Even though the Adrian through Sydney's eyes was different to the Adrian through Rose's eyes, he was still just as amusing. Adrian seemed to take Sydney by surprise. She knew him and knew of him, but was still shocked by his personality. But still, it was the Adrian we, the fans of VA, know and love. He was just as charming, hilarious, and slightly crazy. 

"Adrian accepted his [glass] from Dorothy. “Somehow, I'm thinking that's not Sage's concern. I thought Alchemists avoided alcohol the same way they do primary colours." [Adrian to Keith]

"Keith was just bringing the glass to his lips when Adrian said. "Mmm. O positive, my favourite." Keith sprayed out the wine he'd just drunk and promptly started coughing." [Adrian to Keith]

Bloodlines - all comparisons aside - was really good. It had its own, different and interesting complications and problems. Most of all, I found Sydney's narration and mind new and refreshing. I really liked Bloodlines and will definitely continue to read this series!

One Pink Line by Dina Silver

One Pink Line by Dina Silver

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 

Four/five stars

One Pink Line is an emotional story about one young girl struggling with the prospect of motherhood and a rocky love and another young girl desperately trying to discover her family roots.

After a wild, drunken night with close friends, Sydney is horrified when she realises she could be pregnant. She is especially distraught because she has unintentionally cheated on her one true high school love. So when Sydney makes a life changing decision, the full impact of what she has decided, becomes apparent; Sydney is still in college with barely enough to support herself, let alone a baby. She expects nothing from the baby daddy and her boyfriend who she cheated on. When Sydney manages to get a job and maintain her friendship with her maybe-ex-boyfriend, maybe everything will work out for her just so.

Grace believes she has the perfect family and the perfect home life. When sex-education rolls around at her school, Grace is forced to learn about the devastating shocks and revelations regarding her family and her father. But as well as that, Grace needs to learn that, although her family may not be perfect, the love is real.

One Pink Line was a beautiful, wonderful debut novel by Dina Silver! It was not something I would usually read, but I enjoyed the book nonetheless.

Sydney was a relatively likable character. She, at times, was careless and childish, but after certain experiences, she vastly matured. I admired Sydney’s courage, determination and bravery throughout the book.

There were two POV’s in this novel, one was Sydney and one was Grace, her daughter. Grace was also a likable character. Her character and personality were similar to Sydney’s. Grace’s chapters were refreshingly different after reading some of the hardships that Sydney had to experience. Grace was young, carefree and innocent.

One Pink Line was a quick, enjoyable read. I loved every moment in this book! I will be looking for more of this authors work, as her writing captivated me. 

Thank you to Createspace for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!