Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Where the Road Takes Me by Jean McLean

My rating: ★★★★+0.8
Genre: NA, contemporary; romance
Series: stand-alone

Blurb from Goodreads:
Chloe has one plan for the future, and one plan only: the road. She’s made a promise to herself: don’t let anyone in, and don’t let anyone love her. She’s learned the hard way what happens if she breaks her rules. So she’s focused on being invisible and waiting until she can set out on the road—her dream of freedom, at least for a little while.

Blake Hunter is a basketball star who has it all—everything about him looks perfect to those on the other side of his protective walls. He can’t let anyone see the shattered pieces behind the flawless facade or else all his hopes and dreams will disappear.

One dark night throws Chloe and Blake together, changing everything for Blake. For Chloe, nothing changes: she has the road, and she’s focused on it. But when the so-called perfect boy starts to notice the invisible girl, they discover that sometimes with love, no one knows where the road may lead.

My review:

You wanted one night to be someone else. There's nothing wrong with that. Unless, I guess, you're running from an unchangeable reality. Then you'll be running for the rest of your life. And you don't want to do that. You don't want to feel so trapped in your head that you're constantly running. 

*eARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

First of all I want to say, hot damn! THIS BOOK! 
 I read some reviews on Goodreads and a lot of them were incredibly negative. In average a lot of people were disappointed because of a cliche that happens in the end. And let me just state one thing: people are all entitled to their own opinion and I understand that. But what I do not understand is why people gave it a bad review. Almost all of these people did like the story and characters but were let down by the cliche. WHAT?! Why would you give it one star just because of a cliche? Y'all love If I Stay but that is like the biggest cliche story ever. I mean, even the sequel to that book is a spoiler. It's called Where She Went. I mean, really people? I didn't like If I Stay when I first read it and I gave it a bad review but then after watching the movie adaption I changed my review because I realized that the cliche didn't actually mean that much to me. 
So no, I don't get why people hate on this book because of one cliche. I mean, you're life's a cliche. Douche bees. 

I was in awe of Chloe for her independence. Not that I would like to live my life as she does before she met Blake but because she decides to be strong no matter what. She did live a tough life and I'm in awe of her determination and will. Who wouldn't be? 

Blake. Oh, Blake. Oh, Blake. Oh, Blake. Why do you have to be a fictional character? 

In the first scene we stumble upon Blake, then known as Hunter, and he meets Chloe for the first time. I was a bit embarrassed because I thought Blake was a girl when I first started reading the book. By then, I didn't know the point of view's name so no one has the right to judge me.  When he stops the guy getting of the bus after Chloe he mentions something like: "Thanks to my daily exercise his punch was nothing" etc etc etc. I thought: "HELL YEAH! We get a strong, female main character!" Then I realized it was a guy. Boy, did I laugh. 

Throughout the entire book we are introduced to a lot of new characters. Not so many that it becomes difficult to keep up. It was just enough. 

I do believe that I could go on forever about all the ups and downs in this books. I've done that before and I am not doing it again. 

Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I need the most.
Contact me:

Goodreads: @forbiddenbooks
NetGalley: Sofia Rytters (reviewer) 
Wattpad: @dustbricks

Thank you so much for reading, I'll talk to you next time. BYEEE


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