joi, 15 mai 2014

REVIEW - Love, Lex (The Undergrad Years #1) by Avery Aster


This summer, I’d planned to celebrate my eighteenth birthday in Europe with my fellow Manhattanites—Taddy Brill, Blake Morgan, and Vive Farnworth—until I caught my boyfriend screwing my mother. According to the police report, this vomit-inducing incident happened around the same time I’d supposedly blown-up my mother’s penthouse. Like I’m walking around Soho with a stick of dynamite in my Louis Vuitton purse—not! Now, my besties and I are in jail.

Officer Ford Gotti, the Harley-wheelin’ biker cop who arrested us, keeps sticking his perfectly-sculpted nose into my case. His inked body is jacked like a superhero, and he says I can trust him. He wants me to fess up. I won’t. Not again. Why should I? My friends and I had a previous stint in juvie that nearly destroyed us. I gotta protect them and keep my mouth shut. Right? —Lex Easton, women’s studies major, motorcycle enthusiast, and virgin.

The Undergrad Years is a New Adult contemporary miniseries about first loves, independence, and everlasting friendships.

Reader warning: Contains mature content intended for readers 17 and up.


I received this book for a honest review! Thanks!

I wanted to read this because it sounded as an easy, fun read, with a sarcastic main character and many funny situations. Well, I was dissapointed, very dissapointed. 

I didn't liked this book because of the story, because of the characters and especialy because of the writing style. For the most of the time I felt like I was reading a novel for younger kids, but with a big chunk of erotica and sex/fantasizing about it, and to the end this young/new adult/erotica for me trasnformed, again in some kind of a parody. I couldn't take seriously the characters acting like that, the main character who seemed more obsessed with sex and fantasizing about the officer, then interested about the other things in the story. Or wait, this was the important thing in the story?

I don't know what the author wanted to do, but for me didn't work. I understand that this is a funny book, an easy-breezy one, but when things seem to go terribly crazy and you feel that the whole story is more like a parody, you don't enjoy. I didn't. I understood that this characters are different, they have different lives, they want to have fun, they are not so typical... but can we please remain on earth and not go to space, with the last piece of rationality? You can't be in a crazy situation, like that when the main character was stopped by the officer, and when she should listen to him, she was fantasizing. I mean, rlly? Ok, I get it, he's hot, you want him, bla bla, but really? Can you remain on earth and stop thinking of him on you or whatever erotica/porn/fantasy do you have now in mind?

And the other characters were the same: crazy, not from earth, thinking that money can solve everything, with money you have everything you want, you can drink, have sex and all that... and everyhing is good, you don't have to worry. And even the officer who sounded normal at the beginning.... mneah, I was wrong, he's the same. 

So, wrapping this review, because I'm tired by saying what I disliked in this book, if you like to read about characters like this with the head in the clouds and having just sex in their brains and money in their pockets and alcohol in their veins, read this. You'll enjoy it. But if you want something fun for summer then check another one and don't waste your time with this one!


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