I don't usually write reviews because I'm not good at it. But I just HAD to write one for Julie Johnson "say the word". I have to admit that I wasn't sure whether I'd like it at the beginning, fearing it would be a love/hate book with whining characters, non necessary cruelty etc. I was soooo far from the truth!
Both Lux and Bash are perfect characters. They are both intelligent (thank god), the dialogues are quick and smart and funny, ok sometimes also heart wrenching because yes there is a love/hate thing but thankfully it dissapears fast; but all in all just what you want from the main characters. Lux's friends made me think of "the devil wears prada" , and they were the perfect sidekicks. Again, no clichés and entertaining as hell. I can't remember how many times I laughed out loud at their banter. And Jamie, omg, what to say? I have never cried that much reading a book than with this one. Don't get me wrong, it's the good kind of tears. The ones where you smile as you cry.
I loved the underplot a lot. Because I think the book would have been too much of the same thing without it. It brings a perfect balance in it, and on top of it it covers a topic everybody should be aware of and do something about.
I can't count the many twists and turns Julie gave this book, and I couldn't put it down. I had to at a certain moment because my eyes would have burned through my skull...
The way she writes about love, life, it is something one must experience in a lifetime. This woman is sooo talented, she needs to get a huge prize for this book! All in all, it's a huge page turner, you will laugh, cry, shout out loud, get frustrated, exhilarated and you get beautiful life and love insights as a bonus. An absolute must buy! I hope they make a move out of this, because with the right actors they'd go straight for the oscars. I will definitely purchase more books from Julie, but first.. I'm just gonna read it again !!!