Thursday, March 6, 2014

Review: He Loves Me Not (Lily's Story, Book 1)

Title: He Loves Me Not 

Author:Christine Kersey
New Adult


Lily Jamison is all alone in the world. As a new student at the University of Nevada at Reno, she doesn't know a soul. Though she's come to get an education, she is sidetracked by the attentions of a mysterious blond man with piercing blue eyes.

Even as she begins falling for him, she receives ominous messages warning her to stay away. Refusing to believe the messages, she follows her heart, eventually coming to understand the meaning behind the warnings as she fears for her life.

My Thoughts:

I'm not sure where to begin with this one. Honestly, practically everything is wrong with this book. There was grammar and spelling errors, as well as too much repetition. Even most of the dialogue was hard to believe since this book focuses on college students. The time frame was ridiculous; I believe (and yes I'm not going back to double check) every chapter had things along the line of "after awhile, a few weeks/days later" with no break --- it was right in the next paragraph. I just don't like that in any writing at all.

The characters were impossible to like. At times I could understand Lily's reasoning because of her lack of social skills. However, it doesn't take long before it get a tinie, tinie bit annoying. Some were there because the novel would be unrealistic *resist eye roll* with just a few people. Others seemed to be created for dialogues and thought and or decision provokers, such as Alyssa and Justin. Frankly, Kersey is the first author to write characters that I found flat, unwanted, and cardboard like.

He Love Me Not has no life to it. I struggled to get through it, I struggled to not to get rid of it. I'm sorry Kersey,

My Rating: 2

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