*Book Review* Bully (Fall Away #1) by Penelope Douglas

Reviewed By: Siobhán
Format: Kindle Ebook
Pages: 336
Published: 5th June 2014*
Publisher:  Piatkus
Source:  Bought
Genre: New Adult,
Shelfability: Acquire
Buy: Amazon UK I Amazon US I Book Depository*
*Paperback, 6th Nov 2014

My name is Tate.

He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me by a friendly nickname. No, he'll barely even speak to me. But he still won't leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got worse as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way in hell I'll allow him to ruin another year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.

Why haven't I heard of these books until Yesterday? I receive an email from the publisher to review the latest book "Rival" and even though I was told I could read it as a stand alone I am one of those people who need to read the books from the beginning! So I bought Bully and I devoured it in one night!! I stayed up until around 1.30am to finish it! It's bloody addictive!!

Bully is about Tate, a teenage girl who has been bullied by Jared from freshman year at high school but he was her best friends once upon a time. After a year away in France Tate returns home to finish her senior year and hopes to just make it through without any drama and just focus on getting into college. However, that didn't go to plan and Tate has been pushed too far and stands her ground and fights back!

Tate and Jared! What a pair. Best friends as kids but enemies in high school. Poor Tate, she is such a nice girl and doesn't deserve the way Jared treated her. Or how his best friend Madoc treated her. All the way through book Tate was conflicted with her feelings. She hated Jared for how he was treating but she couldn't let go of the boy she once knew and it was heartbreaking at times. Jared, oh hell I was conflicted with him. One minute he was a complete and utter arsehole and then the next minute you would fall helplessly in love with him!! I mentioned Madoc above. At first I hated him. He is a player, good looking and can get any girl (and he does) but as the story progressed I warmed up to him. And by the end I did end up kind of liking him.

Bully was a very engaging story. I was hooked from the page one. The writer really knows how to  get the readers imagination and keep them gripped right up until the end. Throwing in a few twists and turns to show that not everything is quite as they seem to be!  It has the right mix of drama, romance and down right sexiness!! The chemistry between characters was sizzling. And heart wrenching at times!! I cried my eyes out a few times.

For the most part I loved this book! It was refreshing and exciting but I did have mixed feelings at time!! Especially with Tate and Jared! I know I am just after saying that their chemistry was sizzling and that I ended up falling in love with him but how their characters development with obvious and maybe just a little unrealistic. Although that didn't stop me enjoyed almost every single minute!!

I highly recommend Bully to anyone who loves an exciting, hot and drama filled New Adult Romance read that will have you staying up all night to read it!! It has also given me my next tattoo idea!! One quote in this book just spoke to me on a personal level!

"Yesterday Lasts Forever, Tomorrow Comes Never"

There is another part of that quote but I won't tell you so it's not getting spoiled so go read the book to find out!!!
Like Totally Bookalicious??
Follow on Bloglovin

No comments :

Post a Comment

// This Pinterest Hover Button is brought to you by bloggersentral.com. // Feel free to use and share, but please keep this notice intact.