Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unfinished Book: Torn

Title Torn

Series Torn, 1

Author K. A. Robinson

Release Date May 7, 2013

Chloe hasn't had the best life. With a mother who is gone more often than not, she has had to raise herself. After graduating high school, she leaves to start a new life away at West Virginia University with her best friends Amber and Logan, determined to leave her demons in the past.

On her first day, she meets a stranger who takes her breath away at first sight. Until she met Drake, no one had ever sparked her interest. Now this tattooed and pierced bad boy is all she can think about, no matter how hard she fights it.

Falling for Drake was never part of her plans, but when it happens, things seem to do anything but fall into place.

Dealing with a tragic past, Drake has never cared about anyone else but himself and his band. But when Chloe takes the empty seat next to him in class, things start to change. Instantly drawn to her, he begins to wonder if one girl can take a cold hearted womanizer and change every part of him?

Long hidden feelings are revealed and friendships tested to the brink.

My unofficial resolution this year was to not waste my time on a book that I'm not enjoying. This is tough for me because I always feel guilty about starting a book and not finishing it. It never matters how bad I think the book is (I'm looking at you Fifty Shades trilogy). Well, I'm putting my foot down. I refuse to be miserable and dread reading.

Torn is nothing more than your typical formulaic New Adult book. What's that formula? Girl (swears she's average in the looks department, but is really stunning,  clumsy, absolutely clueless to the numerous guys that are in love with her, had a hard/miserable/sad upbringing) + Guy BFF (totally in love with Girl, hot, overprotective) + Bad Boy (super hot, man whore, head over heels in love with Girl immediately, ready to renounce his dirty ways for her and her alone) = NA Bestseller.

While there will be many people that love Torn (rating of 3.97 on Goodreads and 4.1 on Amazon), I can't recommend this one to anyone. It's boring, overdone, and cliche. This book and the countless others are why reading NA books is such a gamble. Yeah, occasionally you get something awesome (Unteachable), but mostly you get the same crap over and over again.


No rating since I didn't finish the book.

* This book was received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *

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