Saturday, November 10, 2012

ABG Reads Book Tour: "Out of the Blue" by Lisa Meliga Review

Be sure to read my promo/excerpt here.

Out of the BlueOut of the Blue by Lisa Maliga
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

How many of us have ever dreamed of being romanced by celebrity?  I know I have throughout the years.  I would get obsessed with celebrities throughout my teenage years especially, and age never made any difference.  If anything, the idea of having a guy so much older than me that could sing and/or dance well was mesmerizing.  So, in that way, I could certainly relate somewhat to Sylvia and her crush on the British actor Alexander Thorpe.  I often went for the British guys, too.

Unfortunately, I struggled to relate to Sylvia any more than that.  I didn't have bad relationships or even an unmentionable thing happen to me.  I honestly found a lot of things in the story to be rather far-fetched.  That probably shows that this book is intended for young adults, and I struggle to relate any more.  This story should definitely spark the imaginations of teenage an young adult girls.  I guess I am just too far removed.

I was disappointed that there was so much profanity in the book.  I certainly could have done without that, but that is the way that teenagers and young adults do talk (I have been discovering recently that I am one of the only people I know who actually doesn't talk like that.)  I was glad there were no detailed sex scenes, but there are adult situations discussed.  And I certainly could have done without Sylvia smoking marijuana since it is illegal (except that is no longer true in Colorado and my state--I truly am old-fashioned!).

I only recommend this book for 16 and up, and even then, I do stress the cautions mentioned above.  It is a typical romance with a fairly typical ending, so I am sure it will capture the imagination of the true romantics amongst us.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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