Monday, October 6, 2014

Sublime by: Christina Lauren

True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors ofBeautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author ofShatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read".

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…
My Thoughts:

I wanted to like this, I really did. I absolutely fell in love with the cover. It's so mysterious and amazing. I love this cover. 

The story started off wonderfully, full of mystery and excitement. And then it just got weird. It was mostly the romance that did me in for this book. It didn't start out weird but as it progressed I ended up going, "WHAT?!" as a result I am putting this book in the same category as the book Anna Dressed in Blood because of the romance and due to content that I found to be completely inappropriate especially for YA, this book is not one I would recommend. 

Ok so we meet a girl named Lucy, she doesn't remember anything and finds herself walking in the
middle of winter and she later says she doesn't feel the cold. But can't seem to leave the ground of a school she finds herself at.
She finds this cute boy and says to him that she thinks she is here for him. DUN DUN DUN.... I loved the beginning, it had everything to make this book incredible.  The mystery of Lucy was perfect, from the way she looked to different people to how people talked or didn't talk to her. Then Lucy finds out some things about her, just little snippets, that help confirm to the reader what you probably will already guess. Then Lucy starts to see others like her. The author really did do a good job of keeping you in the dark and then giving you false hope and false ideas. Yet the whole time you can just feel that something is off and that something isn't right.

Lucy as a character was fine, she was interesting, pretty, mysterious, and really a nice person. There was nice character development and a great ending.

The male lead in this story is Colin.  Colin is a bit of a rebel. He survived a terrible accident that killed his family but left him alive. He is an adrenalin junky who
gets a high from near death experiences. So when he meets Lucy and falls for her, both he and Lucy think that they only way they can REALLY be together is by Colin nearly dying and then coming back. Colin seemed like a legit, cool, guy and I really liked him as a character.

Sadly though, due to some content I was completely disappointed in the rest of the book, I was disgusted and found that specifically one part of the book, to be completely inappropriate. I don't care if supposedly all teens do it, or if it's widely accepted, I was grossed out. I felt it to be completely unnecessary and because of that I lost desire to finish the book. I DID and found that this book lost it's spark to a certain degree because it wasn't just about finding out "how to be together" or to find out how to help Lucy with her problems, it-to me-became a story about "how we can get together because I'm horny."

Overall the whole of the story was awesome and great but due to sexual content I won't recommend this book. boo. however I do look forward to more by the author. I won't completely write her off because I did enjoy her writing.

Sexual Content: (masturbation, kissing, innuendos and a knowledge that 2 characters had sex)
Language: heavy (yes has F words)
Violence: moderate (talk of murder, characters trying to get as close to death as possible without completely dying)
Drugs/Alcohol: none

*A HUGE thank you to the author and Simon & Schuster for the ARC which I got in exchange for an honest review*

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