on Apr 20, 2015
I had always been the invisible art student in high school.
Passed by. Glossed over. Unnoticed.
Now I was Aria Watson… that girl.
After one bad decision, and being labeled a slut, I was no longer unseen. I was the whore. The ignoramus. The tramp.
I would never be invisible again.
Particularly to Levi Myers. He was the odd boy with the beautiful soul who accepted and understood the broken girl inside me.
Falling in love wasn’t the plan. But how could I resist his promises of hope? Of forgiveness? Of a future I had stopped dreaming of?
We were shattered. We were scarred. We were something strange and beautiful.
We were two lost souls holding on to the only thing that could keep us together.
Oh my golly FLIPPIN’ G YO! There were just so many tender, sweet moments between Aria and Levi (the MC’s) that I constantly had a smile flash across my face. Just… so, so sweet! I HEARTED these characters sosososo much. The characters grab you and just don’t let you go. Expect to fall in love with them even more than the story itself!
I loved this book SO MUCH in fact that I didn’t mind that this book is told in alternate perspectives which I’m like a TOTAL sucker for now.
♥Aria: She’s a total weirdo. (and I loved that about her because she OWNED her quirkiness) She shaved half of her hair and I believe she dyed it red? But she had CHARACTER. She’s a real human being and she felt so real to me. I suffered when she suffered. I wanted to punch people when she wanted to.
♥Levi: I had my doubts about him… I wasn’t too sure I was going to like him that much BUT I FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM. He has suffered through so much! Dealing with sick, sometimes neglective parents would have driven me bananas! But Levi, even Ari, showed me just how strong they are!
5 reasons I loved this book!
I was SO. SO. SO. attached to the characters I didn’t even mind too much that there weren’t many steamy, hot moments or kissing. The characters were so deep and complicated and intricately twisted together, none of that mattered. (And this my bookish people is something that never happens) when I read a synopsis for a book the first thing I look for us if there is kissing and if there is romance. (Yeah. I said it.)
Levi and Aria had this cute thing they did where they would send each other defenitions of words to express their feelings for each other. Like EVERY TIME I read one of their words, I smiled. I just couldn’t help it. Even if people looked at me like I was strange.
Like… I just absolutely, positively HEART this one:
I-noun, often capitalized, often attributive \i\:
Miss-verb\mis\: to feel the absence of.
You- pronoun [yoo; unstressed too, yuh]
I did raise my when brows a couple of times when I found out there was no kissing or steamy moments BUT I soon found that it didn’t matter because LITERALLY love Ari and Levi. It was like, even when I thought they couldn’t get any better… THEY DID.
The ending was just so tragically beautiful. I LOVED how strong Aria became in the end. Her character developed a lot since the beginning of the book. Suurree, she had pain. Suurree she suffered but she refused to let that make her who she WAS.
I believe the book ended the way it was supposed to end. ALL loose ends got solved and every character got their own happy ending, even if I wasn’t entirely happy with some of those endings.
The only bad thing I can say about it is that I felt like the climax happened all at once and then BOOM, the book was over. I wanted to know more about Aria and Levi’s story, so I’m crossing my fingers the author decides to come out with another book even though this one was a standalone.
Soooo, if you’re looking for a book about sacrifice, love, sprinkled with angst and true friendship, then this IS the book for you. 😉
Over to you:
Does it matter about if a book is jam-packed with romance/steamy moments? Because to me, it does… What do you guys think about the cover? Are you guys thinking about reading this one next? You SHOULD. JS.