Friday, 5 June 2015

Review ~ My Clarity (My Clarity #1) by M. Clarke

My Clarityebook received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: May 9th 2014

Still reeling from the death of her father, Alexandria hopes to find both independence and reprieve from her grief by heading off to college. However, life throws her a serious curveball when she discovers that her roommate isn’t quite the person she had imagined.

Smoking, tattoos, and street racing for fast cash are Elijah’s only interests. A harsh life has made him apathetic and indifferent, until Alexandria enters his life. When their paths cross, turmoil abounds.

An inevitable encounter, an undeniable attraction, and an unexpected chance at love—will it be enough?

My Opinion

This book has drawn mixed emotions from me so bare with me during this review. I'm still trying to get my head around what I think overall.

My Clarity started off well. While it was predictable what was happening with the room mate situation, I was intrigued to see how the author would develop things. It posed some interesting situations and I liked the relationships between the characters originally.

Similarly, I enjoyed this book until about 60%. It held my attention well and I liked the characters. I liked that the author was taking the time to develop the relationship between the characters and it was, but also wasn't insta-love. I'm also glad Elijah helped Alex through her dad's death and I thought her growth was good.

However, this book lost it for me in the end. My attention began to wane and I found myself very disinterested. For me I didn't like the romance. Elijah wasn't bad enough and I didn't see a transformation to the loving doting boyfriend. Moreover, I didn't really enjoy Alex's transformation. For a virgin she was incredibly forward.

I think my main problem was after such a build up, it didn't deliver. Things happened too quickly and it just lost the emotion and tension that had been developed. I can't place my finger on what was missing, but there was something for me. It felt a bit bland and left me on a note I can only describe as "meh".

Overall, the majority of this book is good. It's a shame the end didn't deliver, but I wouldn't not recommend it.


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