10 February 2010

Albatross By: Josie Bloss

Title: Albatross
Author: Josie Bloss
Publisher: Flux, 240 pages (Feburary 1st, 2010)
From: The Publisher

Synopsis: What's so cool about nice guys?

Everyone at Tess's new school warns her that Micah is bad news—a heartbreaker. But she can't ignore her attraction to this brooding, brilliant, friendless emo hottie who can turn on the charm—or heart-shredding scorn—at a moment's notice. Starting over in a new town after her parents' split isn't easy for Tess, and Micah feels like her first real connection. But what happens when their bond suddenly feels like shackles? And Micah starts to remind Tess of her freakishly controlling father?

With Albatross, Josie Bloss takes her storytelling in a new direction by exploring the dark side of relationships.

Review: 4 Stars - WOW....
 
It took me awhile to write this review after reading this book, because the story affected me so much. I still don't think this review does it justice. I think you'll need to read it to understand what I mean.
 
What's scary about this book? That there's people out there like this.... it gave me shivers and really made me think about how there are some cruel people out there, come big or small, old or young.
 
When Tess moves with her mother to a new town and starts at a new school, she's looking to fit in. She's told by a few people to stay way from Micah because he's not the nicest person around. Tess is thrown together with Micah and finds him interesting and wants to learn more about this cute boy. She ends up more then attracted to him - people repelling ways and all.
 
Bloss hit the nail on the head with these characters. It's amazing and scary just how close both Tess and Micah are to real people. The dark side of their relationship just takes hold and drives the story even further down a road that you don't want to see anyone go down. Even Scarier is the fact that there are guys like Micah and Tess's dad out there and girls like Tess fall for them, because it's all they know from their home lives or all they think they deserve.
 
The author has created a perfect mix of true life on both sides of the story - The girl who falls for the not so nice guy and doesn't see it until it's too late and the guy who's out to step on anyone he can along the way.
 
A story that is so believable that it had me shaking my head and wanting to yell at both Tess and Micah throughout the book. Bloss is an author that I'll be on the look out for her next book. She's got a knack for writing, without a doubt.

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6 comments:

  1. OHH this sounds REALLY good, great review!

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  2. I've been wanting to read this for a very long time and this is the first review I've read. I'm so glad you liked it and I can't wait to read it for myself. Terrific review. :D

    ~Briana

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  3. Thanks for your review. I just added this to my wishlist :D

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  4. Briana - Glad you liked the review, thanks! I'm sure you'll enjoy it too. Happy reading :o)

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  5. The Book Viven - Your welcome! Glad to give you another book to add to your wishlist! :o)

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