Author: Camilla Schack
Finished Reading: October 2018
Genre: Young Adult & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Et sted i mørket lurer en fjende med en sjæl opslugt af had og med magten til at tilintetgøre det eneste, der er værd at kæmpe for: kærligheden.
Det er ikke jubelskrig, der fylder det lille hjem, da den 17-årige Vida får besked på at pakke sine ting, for at flytte med sine forældre til USA. At starte på en frisk, på en ny skole med nye kliker og venner, er langt fra de forestillinger, hun havde om fremtiden. Da et frygteligt mareridt efterlader et rundt mærke mellem hendes kraveben, er der så overhovedet en fremtid at se hen imod?
Selvom venskaber blomstrer, og øjnene på den mystiske fyr, Alex, bringer smilet tilbage, er der mørke skygger, der truer med at ødelægge alt.
The book is only available in Danish!
Are you a fan of The Vampire Diaries or perhaps The Twilight Saga, well then this book isn’t for you! If this were a film, it would be a budget movie, copying all the romantic and very unrealistic scenes, where the monster falls in love with the little girl and she’s too dumb to see, that she should have gotten the hell out of the mess. This book is one big parody on Twilight.
The main character has no self-confidence whatsoever and she’s desperate for some reassurance that she’s good enough. I liked her way better, with her friends back in Denmark, she wasn’t as desperate and needy then.
At the start of the book I was about to quit a million times, the plot was so predictable and boring. The characters were a bunch of alcohol drinking teenagers without personalities even the parents seem to have lost their soul lol.
The whole book is one big cliché! You don’t have to think for a second, every little detail is given in advance. It lacks the element of surprise, and even though we constantly hear about the boys, bodies and kisses, it’s as if they are hard to imagine. When the book started to show some potential, it fell flat like a soufflé that isn’t cooked correctly. The only appealing part of the book is the cover – and now that I think about it, it was the key ingredient that made me read it in the first place, but now I wish I hadn’t because I truly hate giving a book a bad review. I’m not sure what kind of people would like this book. It’s certainly not geared toward the elder readers and the Twilight fans would have stopped at around 170 pages or so. Language wise it’s easy to read so maybe girls around 12 or something could find some sort of enjoyment. I finished it after a long hard struggle!