Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Book Review: Heartless by Michelle Horst

I really wanted to love this story like so many others did but despite all the good parts and it being unputdownable I just wasn’t able to. =( It was really different to all other books that I’ve read by this author and I did enjoy this read but there was just too much that bothered me.

This kind of rating is actually a first for me and I feel really bad because I absolutely enjoyed and liked lots of the book and parts of it were even better than some other books of hers but I just couldn’t give more stars even if I wanted to.
You wanna know why I had to rate it so low? Keep on reading.

The Story:
Della isn’t like all the other girls. She doesn’t date and she sure as hell doesn’t need any boys to screw around with. Her focus is on studying and to provide a better life for her sister. In order to do that, she has to pass all the exams and there’s no time for any kind of distraction. Though in the end, she can’t resist Carter Hayes and his charm. Although he isn’t always the nicest, he sure as hell pushes all her buttons and sets her heart on fire. But what will happen after college when she leaves and all of this is left behind her?
But there’s one thing she takes with from her time with Carter and when he steps into her life again years later, it’s just a matter of time until everything will come together.

‘It’s really confusing liking someone you don’t like.’

So, first off, it was a fast paced story and that’s not even exaggerating. From start to finish, so many years passed, it was hard to keep up. Anyway, we got all of the good stuff you want to read in a book but it felt like all the things in between were missing. Like important conversations of characters getting to know each other or just random stuff about college or work or just life.

Don’t get me wrong. The story was exciting and I couldn’t put the book down because there was always something going on and it jumped from one thing to the other. It was like fast forward on their lives.

There were some things that bothered me a lot. For example of how low the heroine thought about all the girls falling for the boys and wanting to be screwed by the screw crew. She wasn’t one of those girls and she didn’t understand why they were all gooey around the guys. And then, all of a sudden, she wasn’t any different than the girls she just thought derogatory about. It’s safe to say that I didn’t like her that much.

I didn’t like that the group of boys was called the screw crew when they later turned out to be really nice guys. Kind of anyway because apart from at the beginning, there wasn’t any hint on them screwing around that much. So I had a hard time placing them because one second I hated them and the next I liked them. It was weird and got me all confused.

What’s his name? Oh, yeah, Carter. I already forgot. Anyway, I didn’t know what to think of Carter because he was such a heartless as**ole in the beginning. The things he did. Oh man. He did nice things here and there but as the rest of the group, I never knew what he came up with.

I could go on and on here. Me telling you what I didn’t like could be never ending but I don’t want to rant about the book. It sounds so crazy when I tell you that it was really entertaining and fun to read no matter how much it pissed me of at the same time.

This story’s just as unreal as it could get without it being supernatural. I felt like being in a love/hate relationship.

If you usually don’t like the boring parts of books where there are lots of details and explaining and whatnot in life, then this is the perfect book for you! Because it’s filled with all the good stuff. You just have to imagine the rest of it.

-- I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

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