Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Review: Riley's Secret By Christina Smith

Riley's Secret (a Moon's Glow Novel)

By Christina Smith


Lovers of teen young adult fiction will totally gobble up Riley's Secret...
With its blossoming of young  love, a cloak of darkness & mystery,  a drop dead gorgeous honey & a hint of teenage drama... It really is a perfect YA novel.

GoodReads Summary:

Megan Banks feels like an imposter in her own life; she doesn’t belong with her friends or with her parents, who ignore her. After a fire she’s indirectly involved with, she finds herself with two hundred hours of community service. It’s the charity she volunteers at that finally makes her feel like she belongs. These people, with whom she has nothing in common, mean more to her than her rich, selfish friends. 
But for some reason her supervisor, Nate Green, doesn’t want her there. He thinks she’s a self-centered rich girl who deserves to be in jail. After she’s threatened by the kids who started the fire, Nate and Megan form a strange friendship, built only for her protection. But the more she feels for him, the more he pushes her away.As they become closer, Megan knows Nate is attracted to her as well, but she also believes that he is hiding something. But she could never guess what he really is. Before she realizes what is happening, she becomes involved in a world she didn't know existed.In this strange new reality, can she finally find a place where she belongs?
My Review: 

I have to admit i didn't like megan to start with, it's not so much I hated her it's just after reading Riley's Curse I had some pretty hight expectations of the girl who would be good enough for such an amazing, gorgeous & caring guy.  
 once I got into the story a bit more, I started to quite like her, she was sweet, strong, responsible and caring.  

 But Then.. i started to dislike Nate, his character just seemed so different from the riley's curse the prequel, stalking a girl you like...Is creepy.  then breaking in to said girl's friends house to jump in bed with her while she's asleep is extremely creepy! seriously....
.... Where'd the hot caring & not creepy guy go!

 But seeing as it was written from a different POV I let it slip & towards the end I found myself falling back in love with him.


Christina has done a lovely job at writing Riley's Curse. 
There were moments of utter giggling, moments where I was close to tears at the sheer tenderness shown between the characters & moments of disbelief because of the cold & emptiness shown in other characters. 
It was a real mixed bag. 

 But like with any novel it wasn't all smooth sailing, there were moments were I couldn't help but roll my eyes at how clique it was, through out the start I felt like I was reading some boring sleep over club novel filled with high school politics & pillow fights, which thankfully slowly morphed into a wonderful ya paranormal romance novel I was more then happy to read. 

Would I re-read it?
 Probably not. 

Would I recommend it?
 If your into teen/young adult fiction...oh yes.  

Would I read more in the series?
yes, probably to find out if they actually ever have sex! I have a dirty mind & I know it!...lol


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