Sunday, 1 September 2013

Beatiful Disaster

As mentioned in my last post I have been reading!
And if you only read one book, Okay books for the year then I would recommend Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire.


This was recommended and bought for me by my friend who I visited Alton Towers with.
The story is engaging and compelling, however the part that intrigued me about this book or more the set is that Beautiful Disaster is from Abby’s perspective and then you get Walking Disaster from Travis perspective.

I first came across the concept when the first Twilight was being filmed and Midnight Sun was leaked, however when it failed to be published as a result I gave up all hope of reading a story like it.

Now before you cry but some books will flip character perspectives, Yes but not like this.
What I truly love about this is they say there are two sides to every story and with this concept you can see and understand both sides. Not only that its finally out of my YA/Fantasy reading at the moment.

"Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match"

There are so many times in Walking Disaster I was blown away, not by a plot twist but at the way events occurring in Beautiful Disaster made me so mad at Travis I would really be mad until the plot moved along, made me want to cry for him in Walking Disaster as his actions, his feelings became clear.

Essentially these books are a love story, a big completed messed up love story. Its so reliable ok so most of us haven’t been having around the local underground fighting right, at least I hope not! but the all consuming logic defying start of a relationship, or just a person.

As amazing as theses books are part way thought Beautiful Disasters I did start to find myself turned off by the co-dependent
 nature of the characters. There is just something unappealing to the dysfunction of it,
Also there is one plot twist, I will wait till you have read it before I disclose what it is, but it feels so inorganic, like its was just there for the page count. At this point it didn't, even in both books, feel like it fit the characters personalities or the truth of what would happen in the situations, and I found myself both times a little disappointed. 

However this didn't change my enthusiasm and will be reading more of Jamies books.

Overall even with its minor flaws, I have fallen in love with these books,  I would give them 4.5/5 . 


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