Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Walking Disaster ARC review

Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Book Synopsis

Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

My review 5 of 5 stars

The synopsis says highly anticipated but seriously I only found out about this series just a few short weeks ago. I've heard nothing but great things about it so when I saw it was available to request on NetGalley I jumped at the chance. I had intended to read Beautiful Creatures first, but since I wanted to get this review out for the release date I just didn't have time. For those worrying that you would need to read Abby's version of events first to fully understand what's happening, you don't.

You can tell you have stumbled across a great author when they are able to make you cry, feel that kind of emotion for someone you have yet to form an emotional attachment to. But whilst reading the prologue. Yes the PROLOGUE! I was crying like a baby. On more than one occasion I was reduced to tears.

The relationship between Travis and Abby isn't easy. In some places it isn't even pretty. The budding friendship is great, the steps to becoming more than friends is awkward, yet beautiful. What comes next is messy and emotional and this is one of the things I really love about Travis and Abby's relationship, the fact that it isn't perfect. They aren't perfect. Travis's reactions to some of the scenes are over the top, but when you can see inside his head you can understand why maybe he reacts a certain way.

I loved the epilogue. To see their happily-ever-afters, its something we don't get to see very often and I think sometimes you need it.  Now all that's needed is for me to go find my copy of Beautiful Disaster and read Abby's POV.

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