Friday, July 22, 2011

Unlovable by Shannon Gammon

by Shannon Gammon
Published January 19th 2011 by Wordpainting Unlimited
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

Seventeen year-old Maggie Brown is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with her jutting bones and her dark-ringed eyes. She’s struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done thus far.
Seth Prescott is an undercover cop assigned to Port Fare High, and despite his job, he’s developed strong feelings for Maggie. Seth’s working tirelessly to flush out the sadistic heroin peddlers that have invaded the small town of Port Fare, New York, while Maggie fights to stay alive as the search turns deadly.
Seth and Maggie’s romantic journey is one of humor, heartbreak and self-discovery as their world is about to change forever.

Darkfallen's thoughts:

My thoughts on this book...well...

Ok here is the deal. The story is good.

Like first draft good.

Like omg-this is going to be amazing good.
 And with the help of some beta work this book could be great! Unfortunately there are things that need fixing. Like your general typo, wrong word placement, page duplication (which caused me to have de ja vu, and start wondering how it all sounded so familiar. Like am I clairvoyant? lolz) Just fixing that stuff alone I would give this book 4 stars.

There were also parts I felt could be fleshed out some, and others I thought should be cut. And in the hands of the right editor I am sure they would have.

 But this is the writer in me saying these things.

Lets give the naive Reader in me a chance to speak shall we?! Lolz

This story is twisted heartbreak wrapped in a newspaper because we can't afford wrapping paper present.

 I loved it.

 I didn't want to put it down. Yes there were times when phases or wording would make me cringe. Like here for example..

""I cried so much during the service the skin around my eyes cracked and bled. " This just doesn't make sense to this even medically possible?

Then there is the fact that they kept referring to the guy wearing a "DISK in his ear. Ok bare with me here...but I'm a lover of all things pierced and it is NOT called a DISK. They can be called either GAUGES (not really the proper name but I'd be cool with it), or PLUGS.
 Don't ask why this bothered me so much but it just did;)

Back to the good though...Mags character is broken, abused, brilliance! I couldn't help but tear up at how this poor girl lives. I mean people spread rumors that she is anorexic because of how skinny she is when the truth is far worse...that her mother spends all their money an booze so the poor girl is starving to death.


 I love her and wanted to tuck her under my arm, tell it was going to be okay, move her in with me, and feed her all the cheeseburgers she could eat.

Then there is Seth and how he is by far the sweetest man I think I've ever met.

And folks.....guess what?

This YA novel didn't follow the standard "Love at first sight" rule!!
 Nope nope the love here was very much worked for and earned which makes it that much better!!

Overall I would say...Read It.       

Stop back buy Monday, July 25th for an interview with Seth Prescott and your chance to win your own copy of Unlovable!!


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  2. Your reviews are funny! I was thinking of buying this one. Maybe authors sometimes want to use the teenage slang and she thought that was the right word for the plugs. *shrugs* I love that it isn't love at first sight! I'm preparing for the typos, but I really want to read it. Thanks for the review!

    Also for commenting on my blog!

    - Mary (mfay2) @ Anxirium