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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster
by Jamie McGuire
Young Adult/Romance

FRACK ME SIDEWAYS! I loved this book. I know, your shocked, damn it I am shocked as well! It is Young Adult, I normally hate romance YA books, they drive me crazy with all the whining and moaning and no-one-understands-me crap. But this book is so much better then that. At first glance it looks like a good girl meets bad boy scenario, which it kind of is. Abby has gone to college to get away from her father and to build a new life for herself without the stigma she has to suffer through in her home town and Travis is the perfect bad boy with his tattoos, his fights and don't-give-a-crap attitude as well as his man whore ways. But as soon as they meet, both characters change, more noticabley Travis, and form a relationship.

The title of this book is perfect, there relationship is such a beautiful disaster. The emotions these two feel for each other tear off the page and suck you in, they are totally dependent on one another for happiness, not the healthiest of relationships. But, despite this and some of the stupid things that both Travis does and Abby doesn't do I wanted them both to work. The love and devotion they had for one and another shone from the book and yes it was very unhealthy in ways, if your boyfriend acted in the Travis did overly possesive and violently aggressive (not towards her though) if a male so much as looked at you funny then you would pretty pissed off. But for a girl like Abby, rejected and loathed by her parents, she may not like it, but at least she knows someone cares.

I am finding it hard to review this book properly, as is always the case with books I really really like! I can see why some people may not like it, there is a lot of back forth and sometimes it seems needless and repeatative but I found I didn't mind as I was involved so much in the book and I just wanted as much page time with Abby and Travis as possible!

This book was fantastic and it one of my favourite books this year, it caught my eye because of the beautiful cover, but I know it will be one of those books that I will periodically reread and I can't wait to read more of Jamie McGuire's work. Fingers crossed for some books on Travis's brothers! *hint hint if you read this Ms Mcguire* 

Has anyone heard the Kelly Clarkson song "Beautiful Disaster", this book is like the novel version of that song! Does anyone else think that as well?


_yay_ said...

Lmao. Great book, right? I read and reviewed it a while ago. LOVE LOVE LOVE the story. Truly a beautiful disaster.
_yay_ @ BookthatThing!

Annie McElfresh said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED THIS!! It was like crack! I couldn't stop reading.

Tina B said...

I read another rave review about this one today and added it to my TBR. Thank you for the recommendation. :)