Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Falling For You by Lisa Shroeder

Falling For You
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Published: January 1, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Goodreads Summary: "Rae's always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her...and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves."
Concept/Ideas: 4/5
Storyline/Plot: 5/5
Characters: 4/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Oh my god. This book was absolutely amazing. No words can describe the emotion I felt while reading this book. Rae's character was simply beautiful. I have always aspired to have an attitude similar to Rae's. This book was so heartbreaking, and was just FILLED with so many plot twists. The ending was definitely beyond shocking.

I loved how Rae's character simply bloomed throughout the novel. No matter what she was going through, she was so strong. I loved the relationship between her and Leo. I honestly thought Leo was the sweetest thing.

The storyline was extremely fast-paced, and filled with dilemma after dilemma. If Rae thought she had one thing figured out, right away she'd be faced with a new problem. I thought the plot was well developed and showed great character development throughout the book.

No words can describe this book. Just amazing.
The messages behind this book are so, so true.

If anything, what I took from this book was this:
"The road to happiness is paved with good deeds"
and that no matter what situation you may be in, it's important to make the best out of it, see the light through the darkness, and to understand that even if you may be living with a bad situation, there's nothing stopping you from going out into the world and helping others through their troubles and being their light to help them through their own darkness.

Simply breath-taking.

Note: One thing that did bother me was the fact that I feel that the cover and summary are very misleading. Although Nathan plays a HUGE role in the book, I didn't feel that it was enough for the whole summary to be about him... You need to read the book to understand. The cover is completely wrong in my opinion. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the plot, and it bugs me immensely. The cover of this book implies a light romance, but oh oh... not until you read through Rae's heart-wrenching story and see that it's anything but.

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