Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fallen Crest High - Tijan

New Adult, Romance, Angst, Fiction, Contemporary
2 out of 5 stars
Kindle 375 pages

Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn't care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent's divorce. But maybe that's a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing - Goodreads

Sam’s life has been turned upside down. Her mother has announced that they moving in with Sam’s mother’s boyfriend. Shocked, confused and angry Sam goes for a run. She run’s to escape the world around her, to make herself numb to any feeling. I found this a really interesting way to deal with things, to run and run until you don’t feel anything. I wanted to know why Sam did this as a way to cope with life, but we never really found out why, which disappointed me.
Extremely unhappy with her situation, Sam kinda shuts down and avoids her mother at all cost. As well as her new family, especially the ultra hot and popular Kade brothers. She doesn’t care about them and doesn’t want to get to know them. She see’s Mason sporadically and there seems to be a bit of chemistry between the two when they lock eyes, mostly in the kitchen.
I found the Kade brothers to be so full of themselves, and that highly annoyed me. They thought they owned the world and could do anything they wanted. They pretty much did and got away with it. Once again parental guidance and figures are absent from this book, only to serve as convenient plot devices.
Sam has so much anger towards her mother and even her father when she finds out <spoiler> that he isn’t really her father. And when the real Dad comes into the picture OMG. Stupid </spoiler>. Instead of dealing with it, she mostly goes on super long runs to numb herself, but also gets into some trouble with the Kade brothers.
Then there were the parties! I’m getting so tired of authors writing kids in high school that do nothing but party, even though they’re under age! Is that what all the high schoolers do now? Go to bon fires and get trashed? Cause I know I didn’t do any such thing.
And don’t even get me started on the whole virgin thing.
There’s some kid name Adam that seemed pretty cool and guanine, but apparently he wasn’t..and was a total douche. I don’t even know anymore.
At about the half way mark Mason and Sam finally hook up, and I was happy for them. Although I really didn’t get the connection, why they decided to become a couple. Mason seems so stoic, and doesn’t display much emotion. Although he’s really killer in the bed room.
What I also don’t get is why Sam was so easily brought into the Kade’s circle of life/friends!
I thought the book was gonna end there, with everyone kinda being happy. But no! There was so much drama pilled into the rest of the book that it just made no sense. And the parities kept going on on and on!
It felt like a never ending soap opera.
The book ended alright. No major cliffhanger, everything wrapped up kinda nicely. I don’t see the need for a second book, but apparently there is one.

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