Friday 21 March 2014

Book Review - Dead to You

Dead to You
Author: Lisa McMann
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery| Young Adult
Release Date:  7th February 2012
Publishers: Simon Pulse
No. Pages: 243
Source: Borrowed
Some memories are better left untouched.

Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family.
It's a miracle... at first.
Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he'd be able to put the pieces back together.

But there's something that's keeping his memory blocked.
Something unspeakable.
So this was another book I read because it would be quick and easy while I had problems with my net, sadly it wasn't as easy to read this book as I hoped. I finished it quick enough but it was really hard to get in to. From the beginning I just found it really hard to connect with any of the characters or picture it really happening. Also, I knew how the book would turn out only a few chapters in and if you have read any of my previous posts, I cant remember when, I mentioned that I find it very hard to like a book when I know how it will end, its not the authors fault, just my silly brain. But with this book that never happened, I just didn't like it all that much.

It starts of with Ethan being handed over to his parents who he hasn't seen in 9 years, a question of DNA test is thrown around but his family shut that idea down. They take him home and he settles in to life with his family, but when he cant remember anything before he was taken or anyone, its hard to be happy. He looks at photos to regain his memory but it doesn't help, nothing helps. To make matters worse his little brother is convinced Ethan is not who he say's he is.

Along the way of self discovery, he finds himself falling for Cami, a girl that he once knew. The Romance is one of the biggest faults about this book, it was so poorly written and so unbelievable to the point of annoying, I didn't find it cute or sweet I found it cringe worthy and stupid.

One of the only characters I liked in the book was Gracie, and I think that was just because she was so innocent. His mother and father got on my nerves, and I hated how they shot down Blake. Every time he tried to come up with a reason to justify the feeling in his stomach, no matter how wrong, they didn't even let him speak out and he was knocked down a peg. They put it down to jealousy and sometimes I guess it could be but regardless of how he felt, his mum and dad should have listened to his theories, given him the time of day instead of just shunning him for Ethan. I just think it was wrong, and I know that a lot of people might disagree with how I feel about it but that's by the by.

I gave this book 3 stars because of the originality of it, but that wasn't enough to cover up how poor I thought the rest was.

1 comment:

  1. I hate it when I can see where a book is going too! :(


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