Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Review: Alive by Chandler Baker

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 368
Received: Received a copy from the publisher through Netgalley

Release Date: June 9, 2015
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Goodreads Synopsis:

Stella Cross's heart is poisoned.

After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive.

Determined to embrace everything she came so close to losing, Stella throws herself into her new life. But her recovery is marred by strange side effects: Nightmares. Hallucinations. A recurring pain that flares every day at the exact same moment. Then Stella meets Levi Zin, the new boy on everyone's radar at her Seattle prep school. Stella has never felt more drawn to anyone in her life, and soon she and Levi are inseparable.

Stella is convinced that Levi is her soul mate. Why else would she literally ache for him when they are apart?

After all, the heart never lies...does it?

My Review:

Hmmm... what to say about this book. The synopsis had me intrigued, it's something that always makes a great story, what happens after a transplant. Stella has definitely had a difficult time of things, and she is just getting herself back into the rhythm of a normal life when strange things start happening.

When a new guy shows up at school, Stella is immediately drawn to him, she wants to jump right back into life hoping that she can do everything normally. Eventually Stella and Levi are inseparable and when he is not nearby she literally aches for him. As the story goes on, a lot of creepy things begin to happen to Stella and Levi seems to be around all the time, she literally is in pain when Levi is not around her.

This book had a very creepy undertone to it and I love the how Baker incorporated stories of the supernatural into it. Stella and her best friend have a fascination with a radio show that is very much like The Twilight Zone, where people call in and talk about their supernatural experiences, it was a great addition to the story.

As much as there were parts in this book that I didn't like all that much, like the way Stella acted towards her friends, she basically just blows them off because Levi wants her around him. Levi is very controlling and Stella goes along with it all because of how drawn she is to him. Whenever she is not around Levi, Stella has nightmares and creepy hallucinations that keep her wondering what is wrong and if the surgery somehow went wrong.

This was definitely an interesting story for me, and I flew through it, though I will definitely say that the things that happened were not shocking, I could see a lot of the twists coming from the beginning. Honestly, it was a fun story but it's not one that will stick with me, I think there are other similar books out there.

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