Thursday, February 18, 2016

ARC REVIEW - THE GIRL WHO FELL by Shannon M. Parker

The Girl Who Fell
by Shannon M. Parker
Publisher - Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse
Release Date - March 1st 2016
Buy - Amazon | Book Depository

His obsession.
Her fall.

Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.

But love has a way of changing things.

Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.

Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying?

But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.

So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.

If she waits any longer, it may be too late.

My Review 

Mrs Parker has certainly created a fabulous debut novel and I couldn't believe how addictive and how vocal I was about the whole book. I was literally shaking by the end of the book by the shear thoughts and outcomes of what is going to happen. It was like a contemporary horror movie, you never knew who or what was round the corner. But this book is incredibly important and this one needs to be heard people!

Zephyr is the girl who fell for a boy, but she fell in all the wrong ways. She fell out with her bestest friend of all time, she ditched people she cares about, and above all she let her heart rule her head and her body. She made all the wrong moves and choices for a boy, a boy she thinks she loves, a boy she gave herself completely too, a boy who is a creep. Only it was too late for her to realise this, she made a mistake the really hard way.

The feels of this book is uncontrollable, all you want to do is slap the Zephyr, and kick Alec in the goolies or far worst than that. I was being polite about that! Ha. I admit, I was in their love bubble in the beginning, I fell for all the markers, that Shannon was trying warn us about, the looks, his attidude, his keeness towards Zephyr, it screamed the creep factor that's for sure. But I knew that you were getting sucked in too much, it was going way too fast. My spider sense was tingling, and you couldn't get away from the feeling that you were being watched. That's how this book totally consumed you from page 1.

Alec is a manipulative son of a b**** and I just wished for Zee to wake up and realise just what she was getting herself into. Alec is no-one to love or even gush over, he is what he is. A predator of all kinds, he made me mad, and just so shaken to core, the realisation that we have people like that in this world. I hate that he made become someone else, not even a fragment of her true self. Zephyr had a plan, a future, she dreams and she changed to please a boy. I can only think that now she is tarnished from the relationship she had with such a monster but also she became a stronger person in the end.

The real truth of it is, this happens, it's happening right now as your reading this and that's scary reality of this book.Through Shannon's words of wisdom and honesty we have Zephyr's voice, a relatable person that readers around the world be aware the love isn't always good it can be bad too.This book is a love story of the darkest nature. It is a love that so many are consumed by in this time. It is a wrong and harsh type of love, that leave one scarred for life. It's a love that you shouldn't be consumed by but warned by. This is love story that you have to read.

“Darkness doesn't have fingers that twist into my flesh.”
Rating - 5

28 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds incredible! I can't believe I haven't even heard of this one! I'm definitely adding this to my TBR so thanks for putting it on my radar, Emma--gorgeous review!

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    1. It was unbelievable. One of the highlights of the year! :)

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  2. Yikes I always feel for heroines who have made a choice to drop everything for a boy and the boy turns out to be a total creep =/ I'm really intrigued by the fact though that you as a reader fell too so that totally puts you in Zephyr's shoes. I already want to punch Alec though lol he seems like a gross disgusting piece of trash tbh and SAME! I hate that there are a lot of people like this in the world. I'm glad Zephyr comes out stronger <3 and I'm really glad you loved this story so much Emma!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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    1. It had all the feels of love and hate which is great. It's nice to see a different side to a love story too! Thanks Siiri!

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  3. Oh I didn't really get the vibes of this being a creepy romance story from reading the summary, but knowing this aspect is in the story makes me want to pick it up even more. It feels like ages since I read a dark romance and for some reason I'm really in the mood for one, thank you for putting this book on my radar Emma!

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    1. It was so different and something I haven't read in a while - so it was refreshing change to a love story for sure. Thanks Jas!

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  4. You totally convinced me to give this a second look! Great review!

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  5. it doesn't sound like an easy realtionship between the 2 there! I didn't know about the book, thanks for the discovery!

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    1. It really wasn't but such a great book and a great discovery for me! :)

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  6. Wow! A winner if ever there was one, I think. This is new to me and I'm grateful you put it on my radar :) Hugs

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    1. You more than welcome. It was most certainly a winner of the year in my eyes! :)

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  7. This sounds like a powerful read Emma! Does it end well at least? Or do we just have to relive this nightmare along with Zephyr with not as much light at the end of the tunnel as we might like?

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    1. You'll have to find out by reading it!!!! :)

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  8. I'm totally sold on this review! I've had my eye on this one, so I will definitely be picking it up when it releases. Awesome review!

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    1. You must pick it up! Glad my review helped you! Thank you! :)

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  9. "The feels of this book is uncontrollable"

    And that's where you sold me. lol. Wow, this sounds crazy ... in a great way!

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    1. Yay! It really was! Thanks Christy! :)

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  10. Wow! I better go check this one out! It does sound important, at least it should be in a YA collection in a library, right??? Did you get it in yours??

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    1. It should be YA yes and no I got mine for review. Though I haven't actually seen it in my library. I don't think they have bought it!

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  11. This sounds like a very strong story, Emma! It's true that it can be hard sometimes (especially for younger people) to separate love and the rest of their life. And changing plus giving up on things for a loved one is not a good thing. Great review, this is gong on my TBR.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. It such a poignant and story. It truly was amazing! Thanks Lexxie! :)

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  12. Oh man I'm torn. There are elements to this romance which would normally annoy me to no end, but you have me questioning that. I'm interested to see how it's been written.

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  13. Woah, this sounds like a really dark love story, so many frustrating instances here and Alec sounds terrible! Thanks for the review though - I'm glad you loved it.

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  14. Addictive with dark love story sounds interesting

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  15. Wow that quote is powerful. I need to pick this book up since I've heard such amazing things about the importance of this story. Thanks for this review!

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  16. I just bought this one last week, it was a total impulse buy because I love the cover :) luckily, the book also sounds incredible. Great review, you have me pushing it up my TBR pile!

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  17. Just stopping by. I want to read it soon. Great review.. :) #Commenting365

    - christine @ tine's reviews

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