Mini-Review: The Opposite of Love

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How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Albert Whitman & Company

Synopsis:

Rose is the wild girl nobody really knows. Chase is haunted by his past. Both are self-proclaimed “disappointments,” attracted to each other enough to let down their defenses. When Rose’s strict, adoptive parents forbid the relationship, it only makes things more intense. But Chase can’t hide from his own personal demons, and Rose has secrets of her own. After they’re wrenched apart, a cryptic email arrives in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, beginning a desperate pursuit and a look back over their tumultuous romance. Will they find each other before the night is over, or will they be torn apart forever?

Thoughts:

I thought that The Opposite of Love started really well, but unfortunately it didn’t continue to be as good as it started. Although I did finish this book, I haven’t rated it highly, but I do think some people will really enjoy these book. For me it didn’t have as much depth as I wanted from the story.

The story centres around Rose and Chase who are disappointment to their parents. Rose was supposed to be the perfect adopted daughter, but she’s rebelling against her adoptive parents. Chase tries not to be like his abusive father, but sometimes he fails. Rose and Chase find each other and find that they actually depend on one another.  

The Opposite of Love is a story about family and teenage love/lust. It’s about dealing with heartbreak and becoming strong enough to move forward.

Would I recommend it?:
It’s not for me!- 2.5 stars

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Stacking The Shelves #69- The one with fairy-tales and series

 

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!

It’s been quite a busy book week! I’m very excited about the books I’ve got though. Again, I’m never sure when I’ll get to them, but hopefully sometime soon! 🙂

NetGalley:

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Stronger Than YouJolene Perry– I thought this book had an intriguing synopsis. I enjoyed Jolene’s previous book, The Summer I Found You, so I thought I’d give this book a try!

Thirteen WeddingsPaige Toon– I’m a big fan of Paige Toon’s writing, so I was delighted to be approved for this book! I always find her writing a bit different to your average chick-lit. The characters connect to previous books and there’s usually a lot more depth too.

LandlineRainbow Rowell– I’m SO happy that I got approved for this book. I fully intend to read it soon.

The Opposite of LoveSarah Lynn Scheergar– Again, I was intrigued by the synopsis.

A Different MeDeborah Blumenthal– I’m not sure what I’ll make of this book, but I’m very willing to try it out!

Big thanks to publishers Orion, Simon and Schuster UK and Albert Whitman & Company for review copies of these books!

Bought for my kindle:

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NumbersRachel Ward– After reading The Drowning and thoroughly enjoying it, I thought it was time to check out this trilogy. I can’t wait to read it, but you know what it’s like… so many books on my kindle to get through!

Throne Of GlassSarah J.Maas– I really shouldn’t be starting more series but I just can’t help it. This author has been on my ‘get-to’ list as soon as I can. Hopefully I can read it soon.

Bought:

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Noughts and CrossesMalorie Blackman– I have heard so many good things about this series. I can’t believe that I haven’t read it before!

The Ask and The AnswerPatrick Ness– I’m looking forward to continuing this series.

WildwoodColin Melot– I’ve seen this book in the shops and around booktube. It looks gorgeous and totally my sort of thing.

BreadcrumbsAnne Ursu– This is based on The Snow Queen. I have a bit of a fairy-tale feel this week!

EverboundBrodi Ashton– I can’t wait to carry on with this series too!

Thousand WordsJennifer Brown– I’ve loved everything that Jennifer’s written so far, so I’m looking forward to seeing if this book gives me the same feels!

Blackberry Blue and Other Fairy-TalesJamila Gavin– I have had this book on my radar for so long now, I’ve finally got my hands on a copy!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Please feel free to leave your link to your post and I’ll stop by! 🙂