March 20, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
Love Me, Never by Sara Wolf
Book one in Lovely Vicious Series
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
Source: eArc from the publisher
Rating: 3,5 hearts
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
Previously published as Lovely Vicious, this fully revised and updated edition is full of romance, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud moments.
Don’t love your enemy. Declare war on him.
Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship.
All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.
Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.
The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.
The game board: East Summit High.
The reward: Something neither of them expected.
I have a mitigated opinion on this book, I don’t know what to think of it. Then I am going to make for you I liked, I didn’t like.
Let’s begin with what I like:
Jack, he’s a great guy, there is a lot of mystery about him, he did a bad thing in his past but he’s not a bad guy. He’s just a protective man, he’s smart, handsome and I like when he’s talking with Isis.
The dialog are very good, they are very rich in words and in verbal sparring matches. It is pleasant to see two people defending themselves with words and not with fists.
Isis is brave, her life isn’t simple, she lives with her mother who suffers from post-traumatic stress and Isis was victim of something in her old high school.
Isis was the fat girl but she lost weight for her new school in a new city. She suffers her heart-break and that’s the reason of her loss of weight. Years of high school aren’t the best for self-esteem and I like Isis reaction, she’s fighting even if she’s sure that love isn’t for her, never.
Isis I a very protective friend, she met Kayla and she’s beginning the war with Jack because of her. She doesn’t like people who are talking bad about others.
I like the war between Jack and Isis and how they are beginning to heal each other’s and to love.
Wren is a nice boy even if he’s linked to Nameless, he’s here for Isis.
What I don’t like:
Isis was “The Fat Girl” and boys said she was Ugly and one boy breaks her heart. She was hurt by all the insults which students told her. And now she’s insulting people in her new school, only because she’s at war. For me this girl is so hurt that she doesn’t trust people, and I totally understand that, but hurting people who don’t do anything to her, I don’t ship that. She’s acting like all the others kids, she’s doing bad things, like putting drugs in Jack’s locker.
Kayla, this girl is in love with Jack, “The Ice man”, he doesn’t talk to her, doesn’t look at her and yet, or he insult her and yet, she continue to want him and doesn’t defend herself. She has no esteem of herself, she’s used by Avery because she’s more than pretty and she didn’t do anything.
Another thing I really don’t like is when Isis told Jack to be nice with all the girls who are in love with him. Love is not a thing you can control, but he doesn’t have to be nice to her and increase her love, I’m agree with him, he’s doing the right thing, not talking to them is better, they don’t have hope and their heart won’t crush badly. It’s irritating because Isis has her heart break by a boy and yet she forced Jack to do the same thing to other girl.
We don’t really know what happens to Isis in her past so I can’t like how she’s acting. I need more background for that.
The story is good but the characters are not totally loveable, the end was better and it’s a trilogy so I will read the others books because I need more answer. I really want to give a chance to this story.
The author writing style is good, it’s fluid and you want answer so you read faster. I would have wanted that Isis opens a little more her eyes and questions herself a little more.
About the author
Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.