Sunday, June 15, 2014

Review(DNF) - Forever Layla by Melissa Turner Lee

20987577Forever Layla
by Melissa Turner Lee
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How I got it - Review copy from author
Genre: YA time travel????
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Description -
What if the woman you envied most is the person you are destined to become?

In 1994, high school senior David Foster was the lackey and soundboard geek for his best friend's grunge band. During spring break, the band lands a dream gig playing at a motel in Myrtle Beach, SC. David expected all the girls to ogle the guys on stage, but when a beautiful blond "Bond Girl" approaches him and calls him by name, he's shocked to find out she knows more about him than a stranger should.

She even knows about his notebooks and his visions of time travel.

What she thought was a quick time-travel-sightseeing trip takes a surprising turn when she meets the young adult version of the man she'd heard stories about as a child. His fairy-tale romance with the woman he'd loved, Layla, inspired her to accept nothing less than a love just as strong...but hopefully not as tragic. When she won't tell the younger version of him her name, he calls her Layla--and the world as she knows it changes forever

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 0.5 stars -DNF(did not finish)

I don't like doing DNF posts most of the time because I figure I might eventually go back to the book and change my mind but I figured I may as well write out my thoughts on this one real quick. First I want to say that it's not that I think this is a completely horrible book that no one should waste their time and money on, no it's not like that at all. I'm sure many people will and have loved this book I just was not one of those people.
  First of all, and this is unfair to the author and book I know but still it's how it was, I went into this book expecting to love it, excepting it to break my heart in the best way possible and I didn't want to admit that it wasn't going to do that even when I got half way and seriously considered stopping reading it, I put it aside and then came back to it and then about 10 pages later I quit. I got halfway through and nothing happened. A girl from the future arrives and meets a boy who she knows is going to be a very important person, some one she has idolized forever, and she gets stuck in the past with him. So she's freaking out and trying, and failing, to keep everything a secret and yeah.

Reasons why I stopped reading -
  - Insta love - I have been trying to be less critical of insta love but I just could not stand it in this case.
  - Layla - She's 24 and not exactly immature but not really mature either. I can't explain it but I didn't like her at all.
  - David -Again I just didn't like him. He accepts without a second thought that Layla is from the future and that they're destined to fall in love and he's like a love sick puppy willing to do anything to not seem like a kid to her since he's only 18 and I didn't like him or her or them.
  - I read half the book and basically nothing happened and I didn't love the plot or like the characters and this book was just not for me.

Would I Recommend This? Sure. If you think it sounds good may as well try it!
Will I read more from this author(or series)? *shrugs* I don't know...

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