Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sublime by Christina Lauren

Genre:  YA/NA Ghost Romance
Expected publication date:  October 14, 2014

Description (taken from Goodreads):
When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.

Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…

Lucy wakes up on a path in a forest next to a private boarding school.  She has no idea how she got there or who she is.  So she starts walking towards the school.  With the increasing amount of people passing her and not paying attention to her, she realizes something is off.  But she's perfectly content to wander into the mess haul alone.  Then a boy walks in from the kitchen and she's certain about two things.  She's a ghost and she's here for him.

Colin is no stranger to tragedy after having lost his family over ten years ago.  In fact, he's more of a daredevil throwing an F-you at death every day.  His school has always had stories about Wanderers or ghosts that come from the lake next to the school.  And he's never paid them any mind until he meets Lucy.  A girl that will draw his attention and complete him.  But there's a problem: it's hard to touch a ghost.

So me not enjoying this book is partly my fault.  When I saw the cover and read ghost love story, I though oh fantastic, a ghost story.  I really should have thought sappy love story, ugh.  And as I kept reading this book as it alternates from Lucy and Colin's point of view, I was thinking the pair of them should grow up.  What they had wasn't love; it was infatuation.  And I felt like the wording tried to be poetic but couldn't pull it off.  It's as if I found some teenage boy and asked him to write me a love poem, this is what I'd get when converted to a story.  Yes, I picked the wrong book to read and I certainly paid for it...

A love story that involves a ghost.  In my opinion, this story had no point for me.  But I think others are definitely going to disagree.  And if you're a lovey-dovey book person, I highly recommend you read a review from someone with similar tastes (so I don't ruin the book for you).

Thanks goes to Around the World ARC Tours for providing me a review copy.

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