Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Review: Dragonfly

By: Leigh Talbert Moore
Release Date: June 6, 2013

Three bad things I learned this year:
-People you trust lie, even parents.
-That hot guy, the one who’s totally into you, he might not be the one.
-Things are not always how they appear.

Three good things I learned this year:
-Best friends are always there for you, even when they’re far away.
-That other hot guy, the one who remembers your birthday, he just might be the one. 
-Oh, and things are not always how they appear.

When her best friend moves at the start of senior year, Anna Sanders resolves to keep her head down and follow her plans through graduation. Until Lucy, a beautiful, mysterious girl, and Jack, her gorgeous twin brother, transfer to Anna’s school. 

The two draw Anna into their rich, extravagant life on the Gulf Coast with their distant, single father. Anna can’t resist falling for Jack, even after he pushes her away. 
Just when she’s finally learning to be strong, Anna uncovers their father’s closely guarded secret and is pulled back--this time even closer. His secret could change all their lives.

It took me a while to finish this book, I don't know if I just didn't like the writing style but there was something about this book that just did not keep my attention.  I didn't know what was happening half the time and I know that sounds bad but it's the truth. 

I don't think the book was terrible I just think it was made overcomplicated when it was just a simple girl likes guy but he's not sure but other guy likes girl but she's not sure about it.  You know the love triangle where it goes in one direction the majority of the time until realizations are made.  I'm all for love triangles but I'm not for someone changing their mind every five seconds, and that's how I felt Anna was.  I just couldn't relate to the characters in the book and they didn't speak to me as much as I wanted them to. 

I really did like the cover though, seemed like it would be a good beach read.  And I also liked the symbol of the dragonfly and it representing that of an Angel.  I would love to see what Julian's art work looks like because he seems like a very talented person in the book and I'm definitely intrigued over his jewelry.  If I had to choose of the two guys I would definitely be team Julian, just because he seems to appeal to me.

There is a bit of mystery in this book and you do wonder what truths are being held from the past, it's hard when it's a small community and someone always knows someone.  Or worse, something always comes out of the blue and brings things together that shouldn't be thought of together.

Overall I really struggled with this book, I don't know what it was it was just a struggle in general, but please don't let that deter from you reading it as other reviews some people really loved it. maybe it was just the mood or moment I'm in right now. 

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