Saturday, October 19, 2013

I Know THIS MUCH IS TRUE #REVIEW @KatherineOwen01


This Much Is True by Katherine Owen is a big story than spans years of seemingly more heartache than love.

BLURB

Fate brings them together.Fame & lies keep them apart.One truth remains…

She’s become the Paly High girl with the most tragic story…
At 17, Tally Landon just wants to graduate and leave for New York to pursue ballet. Her best friend Marla convinces her to attend one last party—a college party—where she can be among strangers and evade the whisperings about her heartbreaking loss of her twin that follows her everywhere she goes. She meets Lincoln Presley, Stanford’s famous baseball wonder and has a little fun at his expense—when she lies about her age and who she really is—intent on being someone else for the night and escaping her tragic story.

His only focus is baseball, but he can’t forget the girl he saved on Valentine’s Day…
At 22, Lincoln Presley’s star is on the rise—about to finish at Stanford and expected to be taken early in Major League Baseball’s upcoming draft—his cousin’s party serves as a welcome distraction. But then, he sees the girl from Valentine’s Day that he saved from that horrific car accident and can’t quite hide his disappointment when she appears to look right through him and not remember him at all. He vows to learn her name at least before he leaves. What’s the harm in getting to know this girl? What’s the worst that can happen?

They share this incredible connection, but fate soon tests these star-crossed lovers in all kinds of ways...
And yet, despite the lies being told to protect the other, and the trappings of fame that continually separate them, and in lieu of the deception by those they’ve come to trust the most; one truth remains.

This much is true.

***Author's note*** 
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


REVIEW
This is a big story with a lot going on. At times, it feels disjointed and could've benefited from advanced plotting but having said that, the story itself and the characters were absolutely compelling. Lincoln and Tally had way too much drama between them and let way too much time separate them with no good reason. Then the author tosses in manipulative people who I never trusted and this story was so freakin' crazy. I wanted to take Lincoln and Tally and hit their heads together. Then finally, finally we get to the end and there's not nearly enough time with them together. I wanted to see them develop as a couple more. In the entire book, they were really only together five or six times. Epilogue would've made me very happy but it wasn't meant to be.

Lots of complex and big issues, compelling characters, interesting plot twists all made this a good read.



RATING: 3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was provided to us through NetGalley. Many thanks.
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