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Sublime Paperback – October 27, 2015
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Gr 9 Up—When she wakes up, covered with dust and no memory of her name, her past, or how she came to be on the cold grounds of an isolated boarding school, a ghostly girl knows that something is odd about her. After wandering into the school's dining hall, she locks eyes with the lanky and handsome Colin, and she knows that she came for him. Colin, too, is drawn to the mysterious girl and notices that other classmates do not seem to see her, not to mention her oddly pale skin and gray eyes. Ghostly girl, whose name we learn is Lucy, and Colin become entwined in the mystery of Lucy's tragic past and her oddly ethereal present. Once Colin discovers that only during near-death experiences can he really touch Lucy, he begins a dangerous round of nearly suicidal stunts that allow the two of them to really feel each other's skin. Authors Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (writing under a combined pseudonym) pull readers forward as they try to solve the mystery of Lucy's current and past existence. Excellent descriptions of the lonely Idaho boarding school, a lake in the wilderness, and intoxicating idylls on obsession carry teens through most of the narrative. However, the conclusion feels hastily contrived and ill-defined, which will leave readers more dissatisfied than sated.—Denise Schmidt, San Francisco Public Library --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"Sexy, scary, and creepy as hell, SUBLIME will both seduce you and send chills down your spine. A beautiful, haunting read." (Tahereh Mafi, New York Times Bestselling author of Shatter Me)
"A romantic and unforgettable story of first love." (Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Unbreakable and coauthor of Beautiful Creatures)
"The poetic writing and shared viewpoints of these two damaged souls seamlessly flow together in this spooky, sexy romance, dripping with heady sweetness." (Booklist)
"Part ghost story, part mystery, and all romance, this title will likely fly off the shelves." (VOYA Magazine) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Other reviews have pointed out Lucy's meekness and one-dimensional character traits as flaws, but guys... She's a ghost. Seriously. She's not a fully formed person, in the most literal sense. She came back for one reason, and I think the way the authors weave the narrative and keep the readers guessing her true purpose is interesting and engaging.
Spoilers: I took the unraveling of events at the end to mean that Lucy and her kind really are lures, not protectors -- Alex ended up dying, Maggie only saw her ghost when she was deep in her addiction and being destructive, etc. Lucy's like a sucubus, and I'm not entirely sure if the "romance" between her and Colin was love or just a really intense haunting. I think the most interesting part was towards the end, when her care for Colin outweighed her desire for him to be the lake, but at that point it was too late.
The ending was pretty ambiguous -- is them being together at the bottom of the lake forever a HEA, or is it just sad?
All of those questions, and the lines the book balances are, are where it's really successful.
Anyways would I recommend this book? no, not unless there was a sequel that touched on the unanswered questions from this book and only if the price was a lot less.
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Quick & Dirty: Unfortunately, I found this novel mindless, plotless, and boring.Read more