This book was great! A lot went on but I loved every word of it!
Read the book that Kirkus Reviews called: “A complex, witty page-turner, ideal for YA fans of scandal and romance.”
Don’t love your enemy. Declare war on him.
Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship.
All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.
Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.
The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.
The game board: East Summit High.
The reward: Something neither of them expected.
Previously published as Lovely Vicious, this fully revised and updated edition is full of romance, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud moments.
Love Me Never by Sara Wolf has been on my shelf since August and I am so glad I finally read it! It is a YA book that delves into some heavy topics while also staying light and funny.
My rating: 5 stars
“I would love to slap you right now, but I’m currently wielding a nine pound ball and I’m afraid that would be called murder.”
Isis Blake is one of the funniest characters I’ve read about! She reminded me of Cassie Taylor in Bad Romeo, and all the heroines in Kasie West’s novels. She used her humor as a defense mechanism like a lot of us do, but she wasn’t doing it for attention. She honestly thought that low about her self because nobody had ever told her differently,(until Jack Hunter) I also loved that she had never had a first kiss before. In so many YA novels, the heroine is shy/awkward/never been in love, but has always made out with a someone. It was nice to finally see a heroine who didn’t have a lot of experience and wasn’t ashamed about it.
“She was probably a trusting, naïve girl before him, like a daisy. And then he came, and pulled her petals off one by one, forcing her to surround herself with thorns to survive.”
Jack Hunter. Jack Adam Hunter. Man, was he great or what?! He had this undeniable charm to him that was amazing! I wanted more of his point of view. I wanted more of him! He wasn’t cocky or a jerk. He was someone who was accepting that he did something wrong a long time ago and wanted to make sure it never happened again.
All of the characters were great! They were well-developed and none of them felt like plot devices! I didn’t hate any one unless I was supposed to.
This ends in a major cliff hanger! Luckily there is a second book! Forget Me Always! Which I am about to start as soon as I hit save on this post! (update: I have finished the second book and I will be waiting for the third.)
Love Me Never reminded me of a young adult version of Four Letter Word by J.Daniels, in a way. (You’ll understand if you’ve read both of these books)
Read this book if you like love-hate relationships! Enemies that love each other! Funny characters! With hard stuff going on!
Until next time, Sam.