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NetGalley Review: The Lost Boys by Lilian Carmine

           Ebury Press  Published Oct. 24, 2013             512 Pages

Ebury Press
Published Oct. 24, 2013
512 Pages

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

17 year old Joe Gray has moved to a new town with her mother and is feeling lost; not because she misses her friends back home (she really didn’t have any) but because she has to start anew.

When helping a old lady bring flowers to her husband’s grave, she meets Tristan and love at first sight is an understatement.  However, Tristan has a secret that can either make or break their relationship.

Firstly, this cover is beautiful! However, the story was bad. Naming your daughter Joe is the most ridiculous thing ever. Her nickname being Joe is fine but not as her first and only name. I think the author was trying to be cute by making her the tomboy who knows martial arts and who is witty and takes crap from no one. But it just fell short. Joe is literally the most beloved character.

Everyone loves her expect for the most popular boy in school and the man after Tristan. The author over did it with this point. She made her the perfect girl. Her mother allows her to do what she wants (her mother is a bit of a bird brain), she is extremely happy to be a boarding school, and finally every guy around her is handsome and wants to protect her.  I was a bit sick of it.

Tristan is a brat. For a 17 year old who was dead for 60 years he is a brat that throws tantrums. That whole he is amazingly sexy flew out the window with that.

The writing was amateur and if the author was comparing the book to Twilight (which despite how horribly written it was I loved it), then I can see why she choose not to care.

As much as I wanted to love this book I couldn’t. Overall score: 2 Pickles

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