25 July 2017

Trust - Kylie Scott (an emotional YA story with an exaggerated ending I struggled with)


young adult contemporary
stand alone
I love most of the adult romances Kylie Scott published in the last years
and because her first YA book sounded special and emotional
I decided to get and read it days after it was published
btw, I'm not the biggest fan of the cover
the darkness fits to what is going on in the book
the rest doesn't
as always Scott drew me into the story she created through her engaging writing style
plus something dramatic and shocking happens right at the beginning
there is definitely no slow build up in "Trust"
most of the book deals with the aftermath of what happened
with two teens trying to live with what they went through
trying to find ways to handle their emotions and stress
their relationship starts as a kind of friendship
over time their feelings change
which makes everything even more complicated
yet also very entertaining
this is not a YA book that wants to educate
it's all about the entertainment and that worked for me
I was prepared to rave about the story in my review
but then one major plot development towards the end of the book
made it hard for me to not feel overwhelmed and a bit frustrated
because once I realised that Kylie Scott was planning to add yet another shocking development to the story
I felt a certain distance develop between the characters and me
I no longer enjoyed everything that was going on
without the dramatic event at the ending
and the story line surrounding it
this YA book would have been way better for me
I still enjoyed the story and will definitely read more by the author in the future. 

2 comments:

  1. It sucks when a plot point towards the end of the book ruin things for you. Glad the start of the book worked for you at least. This is one which is on my radar and I might just have to treat myself to it. I may not like the drama at the end but maybe I will we shall see. Great review.

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    1. I honestly don't understand why the dramatic event at the ending was included in the story, there was already so much going on. It would have been nicer to spend some quality time with the characters. Btw, the cover has been changed, now it looks more like a YA book.

      Happy Reading!

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