Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Review: The Only Exception by Magan Vernon

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I was one of the few lucky people who got a chance to review The Only Exception by Magan Vernon and here's my review:

I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Magan Vernon.

Okay…where to start??

First of all, I have to say that I’m not big into politics. I probably should be, but it bores me to death. However, this book did not bore me and it’s not all about politics. Of course there’s an element of it in there but it did not overpower me or make me feel like I was being preached to. So, if you’re not big into politics don’t let the fact that this book has a political undertone put you off.

This book was written well and had a very good skeleton/base story line. I have to be honest and say I thought it was a little slow at first, but I think a part of that was because I didn’t understand politics and all the slang etc. Once you understand how these characters are connected and understand a little more about the world they live in you get sucked in.

A beautiful, slow burning romance builds up between the two main characters and it was an enjoyable read in finding out how they ended up. Trey is a good guy, which is a refreshing change to all the bad boys that seem to be in NA and YA books these days. He’s a gentleman and he’s loyal, but the real shocker was that he was only 19. I thought he acted older than that. He likes a challenge and Monica was certainly that! I have to say that I didn’t like her at first, but as the book and the story continued I began to understand why she was the way she was and I changed my opinion of her. They both think differently and the way those thoughts are communicated is what kept me reading.

The only negative thing I can possibly say is that I would have liked to have known more about the characters. What did they do in their spare time? What were their friends like?

In summary this was a well written book, with hints of romance and passion and a good political story to carry it all through. I’d recommend it to anyone that enjoys NA, or YA with a hint of ‘adult’ness.’">View

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Beckie x

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