Monday, April 11, 2016

Blog Tour: LOVE ME NEVER Review + Giveaway

Author: Sara Wolf
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Number of Pages: 352
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance/ Dark Comedy

Previously published as Lovely Vicious, this fully revised and updated edition is full of romance, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud moments.

Don’t love your enemy. Declare war on him.

Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship.

All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.

Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.

The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.
The game board: East Summit High.
The reward: Something neither of them expected.

My Thoughts:

When I first heard of Sara Wolf's Lovely Vicious trilogy, I knew I had to read it. Despite the "cliche-ness" of the plot based from the blurb, I still want to read about a spunky female lead who somewhat hates (and is at war with) the most popular boy in school. There's just something about their "cat and mouse" sort of relationship that's exciting to read. And we kinda know how this will end, don't we?

Love Me Never did not disappoint. Yes, it had all the elements of your typical high school drama - the new girl, the popular guy everyone's in love with, the mean girls, the social heirarchy. But despite that, it delivered a very captivating (and entertaining) story, with a very interesting lead character. It was told in alternating point of views, but mostly in Isis', and the way she tells the story is so snarky, and angsty and super fun. I can't even imagine someone reading this book and hating Isis to the core. She's smart, she has a great sense of humor and she's just a huge chatterbox. I just knew I would love her the moment she made her sarcastic and smart remarks. Jack Hunter also played his Ice Prince role very well. And I love it when these two people are in close proximity with each other. It just screams tension, banter, pranks, a lot snarky comments etc... which is one of the things that I look forward to when reading the book.

Despite the fun I had reading Isis Blake, the pain and sadness seem to still resurface in every page. I know something dark is brewing within them; that there's tragic past hidden behind the each character's shell. And although it's still vague, you'll just feel it and know it in your bones. It will taunt you and intrigue you, making you want to grab the next books of the series. And upon finishing the book, it made me question my initial thought of the book's cliche plot.

All in all, Love Me Never was both extremely fun and entertaining, but kind of sad and distressing as well. I don't know why, but I just felt sad for these characters. It was short, sweet and fast-paced, that will make you feel a lot of things. The characters were very interesting, not just Isis and Jack. When you read about, it makes you want to know them more, and that's a good thing.

And that cliffhanger. Damn that cliffhanger!

About the Author:

Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.

(Ends April 22, 2016)
One (1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card (INT)

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