This story is really creepy and unlike its title really implausible, the story starts with Aquilla Chavez a.k.a. Quill, she’s a teenager part of a wealthy family but with secrets and threats since her father it’s in the drug business as well as chattels girls (a nice way of saying sex slaves even though they mention it isn’t coerced and the girls are paid and released at the end of their contract, call it like you want but let’s not kid ourselves…). At first she’s kind of oblivious about everything even though deep down she really suspects about it, yes! she lives in denial land…
She has a brother, Julius Chavez, seven years her senior (I forgot to mention: they aren’t related even though their father pretends they’re) for whom she develops feelings and attraction. They give into their feelings and lust and have a relationship but then everything goes up in flames when the FBI raids their house, kills their father and detain her (Julius manages to escape).
That’s when everything becomes complicated because the truth about her origins is revealed, her whole world changes she doesn’t know what to believe or whom to trust and she just wants to be with Julius but he’s MIA.
I think the intention was to have an edgy and controversial book but it felt short, like I said it’s not plausible, logical or believable, therefore I give it only
On a side note the book cover has the exact same picture as another book I just saw on GR but didn’t paid attention to the title, I hate when that happens…
When I read If I Stay , I had no idea it would become one of my favorite books ever, but to be honest … I like Where She Went better.
I read those two books back in 2011, and when I was done, I sent and email to my friends telling them to read them … they read them … 3 years later LOL but they did, just in time for the movie 😛
And going to the movies was such an experience … the girl sitting next to me was crying a river, and her boyfriend was kind of laughing … I just wanted to watch the movie in silence …
Anyway, the thing is, that since everybody is talking about the movie and the book I thought that instead of sharing my review, I would share my favorite quotes …
“You know, I thought about that a lot these last couple of years,” She says in a choked voice. “About who was there for you. Who held your hand while you grieved for all that you’d lost?”
OK … yep … it’s a quote from Where She Went and it summarizes the book perfectly …
“I look at her there in the shadows of the shut-down city, her hair falling onto her face, and I can see her trying to figure out if I’ve lost it. And I have to fight the urge to take her by the shoulders and slam her against a shuttered building until we feel the vibrations ringing through both of us. Because I suddenly want to hear her bones rattle. I want to feel the softness of her flesh give, to hear her gasp as my hip bone jams into her. I want to yank her head back until her neck is exposed. I want to rip my hands through her hair until her breath is labored. I want to make her cry and then lick up the tears. And then I want to take my mouth to hers, to devour her alive, to transmit all the things she can’t understand.”
Ohhh Adam … you make the best heart breaking quotes ever!!!
Any other quotes you like???
So this series was amazing, refreshing and sometimes a little frustrating… but I’m getting ahead of time, first let me set the background: the story centers in Dylan and Gray, Dylan is a really carefree girl in love with freedom and adventures, Gray is a college student that used to be a baseball player (see the theme? as I said yesterday, I’ve a thing for baseball players) with some emotional issues.
The story is refreshing because it isn’t an instant-love story nor a hate turns into love kind of story, it’s a really spontaneous relationship that blossoms from complete strangers to friends and then to something more… In the first book you get to know the characters at the same pace that they get to know each other, and just like them, you start to fall in love with them. Dylan is great, super creative, optimistic and sometimes a little naive to the degree that you start thinking that she’s a little selfish, Gray is a little closed off and stuck on the past, totally understandable given his situation but still sometimes also a little frustrating, you just want to shake or slap them and made them see reason….
The story is so real that you don’t get a HEA, what is great is that it isn’t tragic like other books, it ‘s completely natural, logical, rational and understandable, it goes with the characters growth, desires and ambitions, they have and on and off kind of relationship according to their beliefs and particular situations, they support each other even though sometimes they’re disappointed or hurt, but they understand that it’s best for them.
This wonderful series gets
So after reading five consecutive books about murders I wanted to read something light, fluffy, kind of romantic, and maybe something that made me cry, I don’t know why but I love the books that made me cry, maybe because sometimes it’s really difficult for me to cry.. anyways one of the books that I read was This is Falling by Ginger Scott, and I really enjoyed it, I give it
At first I was attracted to this book because I’ve a thing about guys playing baseball and its really weird because I don’t watch the sport and I don’t really understand everything, I just know the basics (hit the ball and run the bases haha), so I picked up this story and I wasn’t disappointed.
Without giving too much spoilers, Rowe is about to enter college and has many issues, she suffered a really traumatic incident and was home schooled the last two years of high school, so she doesn’t have great social skills… then she meets Nate, a college baseball player, and everything unravels from there. Even though it some type of semi instant-love story it wan’t your typical story line, the characters were complex and funny. And even though I suspected and guessed what happened to Rowe really early (it was one of my many theories but I think that’s just me, I tend to be really dramatic and tragic, and sometimes I make up really complicated and gruesome scenarios) I don’t think that something to hold against the story, they tell you all the facts of the situation very far on the book and I think it keeps you on the edge.
The secondary characters (Nate’s older brother Ty and Rowe’s roommates Cass and Paige) are really entertaining and keep your interest, they add to the story. There’s going to be a second book about Nate and Cass and from the sneak peak I want to read it, there was a really surprising detail that I didn’t saw coming.
My favorite part was almost at the end of the book, where I fell in love with Nate (FYI I also have a thing for characters named Nate, and Lucas/Luke and Drew, maybe there are others I’ve to start an official list) there’s a letter from him to Rowe that’s so so sweet!!! That it made me swoon and cry and hope that everything will be all right!