Saturday, March 8, 2014

Clash by Nicole Williams

Crash #2
     Their Romeo-and-Juliet-level passion is the only thing Jude and Lucy agree on. That, and fighting all the time .
Also not helping? Lucy's raging jealousy of the cheerleader who's wormed her way into Jude's life.
     While trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy and also training to be the top ballet dancer in her class, Lucy knows something's going to give -- soon.
     How can she live without the boy she loves? How can she live with herself if she gives up on her dreams? If Lucy doesn't make the right choice, she could lose everything.

The sequel to Crash, while I still really enjoyed this book, I did have some issues with it.

This book picks up pretty soon after the first book ended. Jude and Lucy are happy and see each other as often as a 5-hour drive and busy schedules will allow. Lucy encounters a cheerleader that has wedged her way into Jude's life, and it's not making her happy. Jude is adamant that she isn't anything to him but Lucy doesn't trust the cheerleader any farther than she can throw her.

That is kind of where my issues with the book are While a conflict was needed in this kind of story, it's not as serious of a conflict as the first book had. We go from "Your dad murdered my brother" to "That slutty cheerleader is trying to steal you away from me". It kind of irked me.

The book set in high school had a deeper plot than the one set in college, it undermines the struggle they went through in the first book with trivial catty childishness. While that part of he conflict got dealt with semi-quickly the rest of the book was just okay. The only exciting part was when Lucy confronted the snotty cheerleader. I still liked the book, and I am still going to finish the trilogy, this book was just not as exciting as the first.

1 comment:

  1. I tend to get that issue a lot, the first book will be amazing, then the books tend to go downhill as the series progress or I just like them less. Usually though the final books brings everything together though and is good enough that I don't regret having read the series.