Published September 17th 2013
Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…
Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town. So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for a long time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds a best friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest.
But for a girl who can shoot snow from her hands and lift a two-ton truck over her head like a bag of feathers—normal is not an option.
The scientists who murdered her mother come barreling into Amanda’s quiet life. She must decide if she’ll run again or stay and fight. The price of either choice might be her life or the lives of those she’s come to love…
I had this book sitting on my Kindle for the longest time and I finally decided to read it! Unfortunately, I was super disappointed.
Right from the start, this book just hit me weird. Everything was odd and I still can’t really put my finger on what made it so awkward to read. It kind of felt like a draft instead of the finished book.
The main character was, in my opinion, overly teenager. She said a lot of things that older adults seem to think all teens say all the time. Things like “my fave” and always incorrectly using the word literally.
There was a big ol’ batch of insta-love. Amanda and Zach said I love you really quickly and I wish there was more development in the relationship. And there was just so many tropes. I couldn’t find a lot of original ideas expect for the overall concept, which I did like. I just felt like this book should have about Amanda, not Amanda meets a boy and falls in love. I wanted to know her story and get to know her. But Zach came along and it was all about him.
Overall, not really my kind of book. I’ve seen a ton of 4 and 5 star reviews for this book though so if this book sounds like something you would like, maybe you’ll love it. But personally, I just didn’t like it.