Phee phi pho phuck!! I have absolutely no idea how to review this book! What I'm about to say may totally confuse you (hell, it totally confused me). There is no black or white! I need you to suit up and join me on a little vacation into the grey area.
Your love of this book is going to be totally dependent on your ability to overlook flaws. Flaws in the form of some pretty cheesy dialogue (though not the entire time), a rocky execution, and some unbelievable situations. For me, I adored the concept and found the pulse of the story strong enough to say the hell with it all!! For example, there is no way a sixteen year old could discharge herself from the hospital, but the last time I checked this is called fiction! As in FICTION so you can write anything you frickin want! The parentless situations are pretty unbelievable and most of the time you'll be screaming, "Where the hell are all the adults?', but the author makes it work for and with the story.
The story has some okay bits, some good bits, some really good bits, and even some naughty bits (quite a few actually)!! Well hello there YA-MATURE!!!! The bumpy execution (mainly the dialogue) is the only reason I almost didn't give it four stars. However, I almost gave it five stars just for having a story that's so kick ass that it overrode everything that I thought was wrong with it!
It's loaded with action, HOT-I-need-a-shower romance and extreme situations!! I read it straight through from start to finish; even going back and reading some of my favorite bits! OH...It also has one of my favorite things, "I've loved you for forever" romance!!! The reason that my finger hovered over the three star button for so long is because this story is kind of a gamble. Even though I loved it, I'm really not sure what everyone else is going to think! The uncertainty is killing me! I'm use to being right ALL THE TIME, but right now I just don't know! It's going to come down to your ability to let the good overshadow the bad! It is an amazing concept and a totally unique plot and I feel it's worth the read. Plus, for a YA book it's kinda WOW!!
So...after all the indecisiveness, I have decided that I really liked The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window and have decided to give it my stamp of approval! It didn't earn a spot on my favorites shelf, but it definitely earned a spot on my I'm so glad I read it shelf!
"I was Moseley'd...again!"
Now, after reading Always You, my thoughts are pretty much the same; a little all over the place. Perhaps my KM love stems from my best friends fall in love "g" spot, but there's just something about Kirsty Moseley. It's like she gives me literary beer goggles every single time I read one of her books. I see the flaws, I know the flaws, but I just don't care. I mean, I care...but I don't.
One thing that seems to be a common occurrence in KM books is the lack of parental...well, parenting. Either the parents are pretty much non existent or their blasé carefree parenting is a little unrealistic. Who are these people?? Teenagers sleeping in the same bed and running off to Vegas; it makes so much of the story implausible, but isn't that one of the great things about fiction? You can manipulate and redefine plausible to make your story work. Kirsty Moseley does this and she does this often, but she does this well.
I didn't like Always You as much as TBWSIMBW and I completely understand the negative reviews. I had some of the same thoughts, but at the same time there was just something about it. Maybe Kirsty Moseley laces her words in heroine, maybe there are subliminal messages hidden between the pages, maybe I'm just looking for something that's not there because I am obsessed with best friend romances, but either way...I liked it. I read it from start to finish without a break and despite some "yeah right" eye rolls, I was hooked. Like I said in my TBWSIMBW review, it will all come down to your ability to overlook the improbable and see the story. Forgive some editing issues and see the story. Look deep, and see what's lying beneath, a great story...a fictional story.
Another thing I have to mention is KM's ability to write chemistry, passion...SEX. She writes steam and does this achingly well...achingly.
At the end of the day, I know many of you will have some of the same issues as other readers, but I also know that Kirsty Moseley has some great stories to tell. Addictive stories. Stories that I have grown to love. My ramblings may have confused the hell out of you, but Kirsty Moseley has completely confused the hell out of me. She's confused me, drawn me in, and has me begging for more.
Something FREE from Kirsty Moseley
Thanks to one of my fabulous facebook friends Stephanie Dunn, I discovered a free KM book on wattpad, Nothing Left to Lose. This book has the potential to be the best book Kirsty Moseley has ever written. Be warned though, it's raw...very raw. It needs a lot of editing and a thorough cleaning of the excess, but WOW!! I loved the story. It's a complete detour from her other two books, but it has the same addictive appeal. I can't tell you how much I'd love to beta NLTL! I'd love to beta all over it. Beta it so hard. So. Much. Potential. Did I mention it's free? WOW!
Click here to read Nothing Left to Lose by Kirsty Moseley.
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