Thursday, 23 April 2015

Review ~ The Fragile Fall (Undone #1) by Kristy Love

The Fragile Fall (Undone, #1)ebook received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: August 6th 2014

I’ve destroyed everything in my life and now I’m left with nothing. 

Alone and scared. 
Broken and shattered. 
But I’ve found a way to deal with it. 
Instead of all the pain being on the inside, I make the outside ache too. Anything to make it easier to breathe. 
Until one beautiful morning when I look outside and see her. 

She tries to help me… 
But I’m lost. 

And I’m not sure I can ever be found.

* * *

His gentle eyes watch me from behind the window, the boy shrouded in mystery. I wasn't expecting what happened when our worlds collided.

His storm to my calm. 
His dark to my light. 

I try to hold everything together. To put his life, and mine, back together. 

But everything falls apart. My family. Him. Me. 

And I'm trying to pick up the pieces.

My Opinion

This is a tough one for me. On one level I connected with The Fragile fall in a personal level having gone through similar situations with friends. I didn't expect the subjects that were brought to light so it was kind of a shock. However, on the other hand it didn't really hold my attention the whole way through and I can't hep but feel something is missing.

I've read a lot of books that deal with self harm and I've seen a lot of variations (good and bad). For the first 39% I couldn't stop reading this book. I wanted to see Will recover and I wanted the relationship with Ry to help him. I also wanted to know what the root of his guilt was and why he felt he was to blame. These two things kept me reading. It set things up to be emotional.

Sadly though, the writing in this book just wasn't for me. In general the plot was solid, but things jumped around too much for me. Scenes were rather short and there was a lot of telling. I found myself reading "we did this and then this and this" and some of those scenes I would have liked to read. I never felt connected with the characters or that there was a development in the relationship.

There was growth in the characters. I thought Will grew clearly and the twists with Ry were intriguing. It's a shame I never really fell in love with them. For me they didn't stand out enough to care. I found my attention drifting as there was just a disconnect.

Overall this was an okay read. It was a touching, realistic story that may be for you but it didn't work for me unfortunately.


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