Saturday, September 30, 2017

Book Review: True Colours by Mandy Lee

You Don't Know Me Trilogy (Book 2)

I enjoyed reading this book a lot. But I have to say that there were some bits and pieces I was not really happy about. Even though the story and writing had a good flow, it sometimes felt a bit repetitive, as if in need of some page-fillers it got dragged out too much for my liking.
This sounds worse than it was actually because I really liked the book whatsoever. I just think some things could have dealt with sooner for shortening the story a bit.
It's like every few pages Maya discovered a new secret of Dan and confronted him. And before she had the chance to ran away, he grabbed her and grudgingly spread some breadcrumbs for her, just enough to made her stay. This went on for a few times and like I mentioned before, this could have been lessened. Other than that there were some nice twists and turns of the story.

We didn’t get to see Lucy a lot in this second installment; it's mainly just Maya and Dan. I loved Beefy, and Clive still let my heart beat faster =)

The ending wasn’t as much a shocker as I would’ve loved it to be. I kind of saw it coming. Anyway this book took me on an emotional roller-coaster but the emotions changed every few pages and that’s not something I really like that much. I enjoy being heavy in an emotion for a while, even if it's painful and sad. I don't like to be pulled in all kind of directions in just one chapter, and definitely not going on like this in a whole book.

Enough of bad words. I liked the good and the bad parts and I really want to know how the story continues. (Even though I have an inkling on how it will end). I WANT THE NEXT BOOK!! NOW!!!... sorry.. Pretty please =P

The Story:
After discovering some dark secrets at the end of the first book, Maya learns that Dan doesn’t give up on her that easily. Maya and Dan have to sort through a lot of things because they both had a hard past and every ugly little detail is coming to its surface. They both have to decide how to deal with it and if their love can survive it.

Things I liked and disliked:
Maya annoyed me in the first half of this book a lot. She behaved like a child at some parts and I wanted to smack her. But it was fine after a while. Or I got used to it. Anyway, I related to her fear of heights, storms and flying. I am the same when it comes to flying. I don't dare to move because I strangely believe that if I don't move, the plane will not start shaking. Stupid, I now, but still. And when it still does shake, I press my eyes shut and imagine it’s just a car-ride on a bumpy road and when it's a lot of shaking, I pray. Even though Maya's just a fictional character, I feel like I am not alone. That hopefully will help me in the summer when my bf is dragging me onto a plane again.

I loved her passion for painting. I enjoyed reading about it a lot. I would love to see her paintings in real, especially the triptych.

Dan really is a creep but he does everything within his power to keep Maya safe. I kind of love him for being protective but also hate him for not being honest with Maya. And even with his best intentions I honestly would have been furious with him after discovering that he lied that often. I would definitely have broken up with him a few times already during this book.

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

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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