Series: Fallen Crest High #1
Published: October 31st 2012 by Tijan
Synopsis: Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.
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When I first read this book way back in 2013, I was all over these dramatic and emotional reads. The mount of stress and drama falling on Sam shoulder from the very beginning is extraordinary. I wasn’t surprised when she reached her breaking point and starts to not give a damn about anything. In the course of the book she practically grows up, her naivety evaporates and she starts to see the true color of people. Her change is quite fascinating process to follow.
My favorite characters to this day are the Kade brothers. Sometimes they can be scary and wild but they are the ones who give the story an airy, humorous feel. I laughed a lot at their antics. They know that their money and name gives them power and they use it mercilessly. Not always in a good way but still more decently than the kids from Sam’s school. At first Sam doesn’t want to do anything with them, she avoids them as best as she can. In the end they are the ones who save her from self-destructing.
The rich kids in Sam school are just simply awful, arrogant and look down on everybody else. I was surprised they could carry around their heads without a crane. Moreover they start a ‘campaign’ against Sam, attacking her every chance and multiplying the girl problems.
Among Sam new friends there is Adam, whose behavior I couldn’t understand. Sam treats him as a good friend and nothing more or less from the beginning but he acts more like a cheated or misled boyfriend. His unwarranted outbursts pissed me up so much.
And there is Sam mother who could be the model of selfishness. Or the Kade boy’s mother who I expected to be a strong but kind person based on the things said about her. Instead she turns out as a bitter witch who lives by the ‘an eye for an eye’ motto.
So tu sum it up this is a well written story with diverse and interesting characters. Loads of drama, humor and excitement. An emotional roller coaster. To be honest it feels finished and whole but there is a lot more to the story still. You can see in the other books in the series. I was really surprised and happy when I heard it’s being released in my native language, too.
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