Many times I feel like I need a good and uncomplicated read to get me out of a harder book I've just finished and that ended up affecting me way too much. As incredibly as it might sound, I do have a hard time finding these kind of books as it turns out I never really pay them adequate attention, but fortunately I was lucky enough to have recently read an awesome review about Losing It and after devouring Scarlet by Marissa Meyer I knew, I really, really knew I was in need of something like this. And what an amazing, simple and funny reading this was.
I didn't exactly knew what to expect since New Adult is still a very new genre to me, but I got curious as soon as I realized that High Schools were no longer the centre piece of the background scenario. Nothing against teens-I was one myself, back in the day-but truth be told, I've been missing well-built, consistent characters, and these are definitely features hard to find in younger main voices.
Bliss is, without a doubt, the best asset of this book. She's the heart and soul of the story and her own personality is such a treat that I couldn't help myself to burst into uncontrollable laughs every time her virginity insecurities were "the issue" for her to be incapable of moving on to the next stage of both her life and extremely-difficult-to-define relationship with Garrick. Garrick, himself, has to be the most devilish male character I've ever read. He's utterly intense, he doesn't give up or seems to be able to get control over his actions whenever Bliss is looking unbelievably sexy-what, for him, is almost all the time-and he has an accent. An accent, you guys! C'mon, who can actually resist to one of the sexiest accents-it's the British one, in case you're still wondering about it-in the entire world? I can't, and Bliss can't either!
I really enjoyed the whole atmosphere of Losing It-the constant instability of wanting to act for a living, the craziness that naturally runs in "artistic ones" veins, the awkwardness of being a 22 year-old virgin, the troubles of having a lunatic as a best friend and, of course, all the doubts and scares that come along with the absolute pure love you feel when you're falling for your teacher. So, as you may see, this is not just an easy and effortless book. There are a lot of pertinent and current themes portrayed in this story and whenever you can feel that close to reality, that sometimes discomfort sensation due to believing that any of this could easily happen to you, that's when you're truly dealing with a well written and solid book. Ultimately, and within the Contemporary genre, that's my favourite part of the whole reading experience.
I could hardly be more satisfied with this book. Cora was an absolute delight as a debut author and her story has such an incredible humour to it that this could easily be one of the most charmed readings you've ever acknowledged. I can't truly wait for the second book in this series (?) as I am eager to come back to these wonderful characters lives one more time. Awesome book, for sure!show more
by Patrícia Pilar Pecegueiro