Sunday, July 22, 2012

Review: The Wreck by Marie Force

Carly Holbrook and Brian Westbury are weeks away from their high school graduation. The young couple plans to marry before they head to college, and their future seems bright with promise. Everything changes one spring night when their six closest friends, including Brian's younger brother, are killed in a fiery car accident that Carly and Brian witness. The trauma leaves Carly unable to speak, and Brian is forced to make unimaginable decisions about a future that once seemed so certain. With Carly incapable of going forward with their plans, Brian leaves home—and Carly—for good. Fifteen years later, disturbing new clues indicate the accident that wrecked so many lives wasn't an accident at all, bringing Brian home to face a past—and a love—he's never forgotten.

Is indifference a disease? If it is, give me a shot in the ass and be done with it. I don't know what it is lately, but I've had the hardest time rating books. Maybe being picky is a disease and I caught that too!

This book came HIGHLY recommended, but it didn't come as high as I expected it. came pretty high at certain times (hehehe), but it wasn't as good as I hoped. I think my biggest issue was the third person POV. Maybe I'm just not use to it, but the way it was written made the story choppy and confusing. I felt like it was jumping all over the place.

My only other issue was some problems with execution especially some of the plot twists. I know a plot twist is suppose to come out of nowhere and shock the hell out of you, but it still needs to fit and blend with the story. Some of the plot twists just seemed thrown in; awesome they were, like a cycle of steroids added to the story line, but it needed to be executed better! The puzzle pieces all eventually needed to fit instead of being forced together. I don't do spoilers so let me try to explain. When he finds out that she--that they had--he just knew. "Is she--?", "Yes" That could have been done a whole lot better! After you read this book, the previous two sentences will make total sense ;-) I also wish it would have taken a little more sexual tension and buildup before they were "reunited". 

But here's where it gets interesting...I still think you should read this book. Like me, The Wreck did have it's issues, but the whole concept of the plot, the chills, the thrills, and the hot (HOT) scenes left me sweaty and tingly all over. It was well worth it. The story itself really is an amazing ride. I read it strait through without stopping and it does mess with your head on more than one occasion. My thoughts for The Wreck could best be described as bipolar, but also completely intrigued all the way down to my girly bits. It's a ride I'd let Marie Force take me on again. When is your next book? READ ON!!

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