Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Raine by J.C. Valentine

Shy. 

Intelligent. 

Naive. 

Statistic. 

Raine Forester was an average girl leading an average life. She slipped beneath everyone's radar, until Camron Moss, the most popular guy in school, took interest in her and changed everything. Some acts are unforgivable. Raine thought she'd been accepted. She thought she was one of them. She thought she was in love... until one moment made her realize she'd trusted the wrong person. Lies are told, hearts get broken, secrets are revealed, and sometimes, true love is found in the least likely places.


Received for review.

This sounded intriguing and I wanted to like it more than I did but it unfortunately was not a truly enjoyable read.

This was ultimately formulaic in that Raine is seduced by the popular guy only to discover that he's a jerk.  I gather we're supposed to feel for the Mandy Moore-esque Raine but she really just annoyed me.  I mean, come on.  Just when you think she can't get any stupider she does.  She keeps putting herself in ridiculous situations and then is surprised when something bad happens.  I just wanted to smack her.

The writing was good and, apart from some glaring proofreading errors (the "peeks" of her breasts rather than "peaks"), this was a decent read.  If you enjoy rather far fetched teen drama then this would be an excellent choice but otherwise I really cannot recommend it.

★★☆☆☆ = Just Okay




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