I’ve decided to jump into one of the top seventeen books on my current TBR list. This one’s been on it for TWO years!! TWO!!! Not because it didn’t sound like “my thing” (’cause OMG this one was so obviously going to turn me inside out and make me cringe and… maybe… make my heart… uhhh – well. You get the picture). Let’s just say I knew I was heading for extreme personal conflict.
This was so obviously TOTALLY up my alley (even if I didn’t want to admit it out loud), ’cause it was full-on taboo. Risqué. I knew I was in for full-on emotional connection and quite possibility heart-ache. Plus… the HUGE number of awesome reviews on Amazon meant that many felt it BIG TIME. And then my own trusty fellow readers (that had already read it) chimed in to tell me they went nuts for it ( a ton of them!). Some are still “rocking in the corner”, I’m hearing some serious sob-stories, and how you have no choice but to think about this for days on end, even… many months later.
THAT is my kind of book. I don’t care how uncomfortable it makes me, I don’t care how badly it tears my heart out (or makes my heart soar even though in “real-life” I should be “shocked and appalled”), I don’t care how crazy this one is going to get. By our fellow readers reactions alone, I already know: THIS BOOK is why I love to read.
Even some of our fellow favorite authors loved it!:
Katie Ashley: I read that book years ago, and I’m still just…yeah, no words, lol. Kinda like Living Dead Girl.
Lynetta Halat: This makes me SO happy and SO nervous for you! One of my favorite books ever! Book coma!
Katie Ashley: We’ll know to send help when you’re rocking in a corner and cant’ communicate, lol
Lorena: Oh sigh, broke my heart a little.
Leslie: Dear god, I literally JUST finished this book. It was…well, you’ll see.
Michelle: I read it over the summer. A little too crazy for me lol
Louise: I haven’t read it. Yet. You are one brave woman!
Araceli: Henriquez, see if Maryse’s Book Blog can read it you can too! Be prepared I sobbed like a baby but I loved it.
Maureen: OH.MY.GOD. This book. THIS BOOK!!! One of my all-time favorites. We’ll be here for moral support when you’re done….
My head… well it knows the obvious ewwww-factor. But this author is AWESOME!!! AWESOME!!!! CRAZY daring, a magnificent, brilliant writer that knows how to draw us in from the start, connect intensely, visualize everything without even having to try, and best of all… make us feel what we KNOW we shouldn’t.
And I’m halfway through.
So goodnight folks. I’m in my pj’s and getting ready to have my mind blown. Or maybe my heart. Likely both. Join me if you’d like (I’d love it). But BEWARE OF TABOO!!!!!!! They may be in high school, and they may be brother and sister but… er. Well. I’m about to find out.