Monday, June 30, 2014
Charli Reviews: Cracks
Author: Caroline Green
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Date of Publication: May 2012
Source: Review copy from the publisher
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I received a free copy of this book from Piccadilly Press in exchange for a honest review. This does not affect my review/opinions in any way. Thank you Piccadilly Press!
Cracks is one of those books I'm in the middle with. I didn't really love it, but I didn't hate it by any stretch of the imagination.
The blurb doesn't give too much away (the Goodreads one does, so I've used the book one here) so I didn't know what to expect from this. I requested it on a recommendation from Jack, who loves it. So, I'm not going to talk about what happens in this book because I think it ruins the story.
The plotline was interesting and I had questions from the start. However, as it went on, I found it became kind of complicated. I thought the original live was good but then a huge plot twist came in, and I think that that is what put me off this book.
As a character, Cal was okay. I had no particular interest in him, nor a hate of him (much like the entire book, in fact).
Also, the ending annoyed me. Now, I know there is a sequel, but I saw no need for the cliffhanger. Just another couple of sentences would have done it for me.
I can't really comment on the romance, because of the plotline twists. But, it was really sweet and I did like it as a sub-plot within the book.
So overall, I am quite indifferent about this book. It was neither good or bad, and the aspect that really decided my rating was definitely the plotline.