I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you T.L. Smith!
What a thrilling conclusion to Ryken and Barbie's story. It was dark and utterly consuming. Again,I really liked the sporadic confessions. The writing style is gripping and makes it impossible to put down.
Even though the ending/moment we've been waiting for was predictable, it was still a super fun and enjoyable read.
I liked how Smith approached some of the earlier situations in Distorted Love. She is able to wrap things up, yet still leave us readers intrigued by other characters. Especially Quinn, and I HOPE he gets his own book *hint hint* hihi.
Lastly, I loved how Smith makes us reflect on the difference between loving/caring for someone and being in love with someone. How sometimes, you fall for the wrong person, but your love for them is just such a strong force to be reckoned with that you get swept away by the current, and it's in drowning in it that you realize it's beautiful. (I'm really hoping that came out right haha)
I received an ARC of this book form the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you T.L. Smith!
I really want to start this review with 10 swear words, but I gotta keep it classy right? Also, this was my first TL. Smith read, and I am officially addicted. Oh man, this book was dark and unsettling, but more importantly - original. This book is so full of angst that it will make your heart go crazy as you read it. My heart is still recovering because of that ending.
Sass and Ryken are super complicated, and we regrettably root for them even though they are just so toxic for each other. Even though we see that it wouldn't work, even though we think we have better judgment, we just hopelessly hope they can be together. Clearly, we are all sane readers, eh?
As I said before, this was my first taste of T.L. Smith, and like Ryken, I am addicted. I don't know why I had never picked up one of her books before, but I now realize that it was a terrible mistake to abstain for so long. The writing style in this one was intriguing. Those confessions placed intermittently were ingenious and captivating. They grasp the reader and we try to figure out their cryptic meanings. I cannot wait for book 2!