(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
This book was one that I found really difficult to read. It was really well-written and the character of Missy was quite an intriguing one. There was a love triangle in the book that I actually didn’t hate so much, though I do wish less authors would use them because, like vampires, love triangles are over-used.
It was funny, but I didn’t realise I’d won this book until a month after the giveaway had ended. I’m not sure if there were issues with the algorithm or something, but yeah. I’d forgotten I’d even entered to win this.
I liked that this book was written in first person and Missy was a character who was really easy to relate to. This book did deal with a couple of major issues that many people in reality face. Although it was difficult to read in places, I felt that the author handled the issues really well. But it raised a lot of my own personal issues.
I was surprised (in a good way) by Josh’s faith. I liked the comments made by his pastor. It was a really interesting concept to read about and made me want to point the passage to my dad for him to use as an illustration in one of his sermons.
When I read the first chapter of this book, I assumed that meant I was going to know how the story ended. It was good that there were still a lot of surprises all the way through, though, and although I knew some of the ending, the three guys weren’t all that obvious.
I didn’t really like Missy’s mother, possibly because there were a lot of aspects that reminded me of my own mother. I thought Crystal was particularly sweet and I liked the descriptions of the life on the island.
I wasn’t particularly keen on a lot of the minor characters in this book, especially Sam. But I could empathise with Missy having a crush on someone who was technically untouchable. I would probably read more books by this author in the future. I was drawn into Missy’s life easily and I really felt for her through a lot of the book.