Sunday, September 13, 2015

Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru by Tera Lynn Childs Book Review

Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru
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Book #1
Tera Lynn Childs

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance (Clean)
Release Date: September 14, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Crush

ISBN: 978-1633754256

Paperback Pages: 235
E-Book Pages: 199

Goodreads Rating:  3.67
My Rating: 4.0

Book Description:

When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.
Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter. 
Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.
But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.

 My Take:

Awww. This was a super cute story with a feisty heroine and a swoon worthy love interest. It’s a cute artsy coming of age love story and the laughs are abundant.

I loved - and hated - that it had a series issue. I loved it, because it made the story that more realistic but I hated it because there wasn’t really a resolution for this problem. It sort of became a backseat problem and our heroine was NOT very heroic, choosing instead to do nothing except make a silent vow that she would do something in the future should the situation get worse.

Honey, the situation is already a massive shit stain.

I don’t like that something so serious was introduced and just left in the air and took away from an otherwise great book that I didn’t want to put down.

It’s my understanding that this is part of a series, so I can only hope that the subject in question will get a resolution.

It’s worth mentioning that this is not a very long read and I finished it in about 3ish hours but it is pack full of info and not in that shove it down the reader’s throats way. It’s kinda subtle, leaving you to feel as if you actually know these characters and what make them tick. You are absolutely rooting for them and are happy when good things come their way.

Another thing I should mention…. I was feeling nostalgic and that is initially why I picked this book for a review. I admit, I thought this was going to be some 10 things I hate about you knock off. Please note, it most definitely is not. It’s a catchy name but I kinda feel like this book is strong enough to stand on its own and does not need the catchy name that makes one think of the charming Julia Stiles/ Heath Ledger movie.

Also, I am pretty sure there is more going on in her ‘home’ life that Sloane is unaware of and I feel like that is another mystery left unsolved. Something that left me wanting as a reader.

It’s a really good book, if a little clich├ęd and predictable but I guess in this case, the predictability made it more believable.

4 Quills

I sincerely hope that I get a chance to read more about Tru and Sloane since there wasn’t much of a resolution with them and an open-ended… well ending for lack of a better word. This book had a lot of potential and even with my dislikes I feel pretty sure that the next, if less ‘holes’ are presented will make this series an unforgettable one.

About The Author

Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning author of the mythology-based Oh.My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp, the mermaid tales Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever and Just For Fins, and a kick-butt trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa that includes Sweet Venom, Sweet Shadows, and Sweet Legacy. She has published two e-novellas, Goddess In Time and Pretty In Pearls, and self-published her City Chicks sweet chick lit series. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

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