Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy

I was excited to take part in the blog tour from Xpresso Book Tours by Giselle

Title: Derailed
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
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Release Date: September 23rd, 2012
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 260
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: From Author
Interest: Series
Age Group: Adult

When you're lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

I was really expressed by this book. Let me get that out of the way.

This book was not what I was expecting. I thought that it would be something different but it turned out to live to it's name. Molly surprised me a lot. There were moments when I wanted to be angry with her and go on her but I didn't because in a lot of ways I could understand her reactions to certain things.

And Ben was such a sweetheart, I mean, I want my own Ben.

What I didn't like about this book and the sequel is the way she formats the conversation. I was reading this on my iPad, so obviously the page formatting is either more or less, but sometimes I felt like I was reading full pages of nothing but conversation and it was like, can I get something more? I felt like there wasn't enough character revelations through conversations. I like it when characters talk, but this much was too much.

Overall, I think I like this book. I was angry a lot at Molly's best friend. I probably couldn't handle her friend for anything and every time she showed up I just wanted to say, "No, no, no!!" And I just hated her.

There was a lot of emotions behind Molly, a lot of stuff that was built up and I was glad that she had someone to lean on throughout the way.

Besides some characters that could really, really, really use some help, I found myself getting well into Molly's head and enjoying the story. Molly was funny, she was smart, and she really found herself when she needed to focus on who she was. And the supporting characters gave the story a lot of flavor.

This was a great read to be honest.

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