Σάββατο, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

The Wright Brother by Marie Hall





From the moment I opened my eyes I could only see the world in shades of gray. There was no noise, no sound, nothing. Deaf and colorblind, I was a loner. My world was bleak, silent and empty, until her. Until I met my neighbor, Elisa Jane Adrian. I want her. I need her. The fractured part of me feels whole when she's around. Like the world isn't so dark, isn't so bleak, and so still. I know it's impossible, but when I look at Elisa I swear I can see color, can hear the gentle inhalations of her breath. I know she feels it too, this magic, this desperate desire... 

I first saw him when I was three. Julian Wright was different than any other guy I'd ever known. He sees the world in a way I know I never will. But he intrigues me. The way he looks at me with his sea green eyes, how he hypnotizes me with his smile. 

It's dangerous these feelings I have for him. Reckless and stupid. I'm so much older than him, I know better. And I'll fight these desires, no one will ever know how I feel. I'll even pretend to myself that I'm not as hooked on him as he is on me. 

I'll move away to Ireland, I'll forget him, but that's the thing about the Wrights, they have a way of getting under your skin, into your soul, and no matter the time or distance, once a Wright sets their eyes on you, there's no going back...ever. 





2-2.5 stars

I'm really disapointed by this book. I feel like I should have paid attention to the synopsis better, because honestly right now I feel like I was misled.

First of all, the synopsis shows that you have both Julian's POV and Elisa's POV. Was that correct?


I was really let down, waiting and waiting to see his point of view. Because that was what hooked me into this story in the first place. When you have a hero who is deaf and colorblind, you really want to read his thoughts, right? Well, sadly I only got the heroine's and let me tell you how much I liked her.


"I'm so much older than him, I know better. "

That was on the synopsis, by the way. Let me just mention here that the so much older should be replaced by 2 years and 5 months. That's the 'huge' age gap.

I was really frustrated because at first I honestly thought that the age gap would be more than 10 years and when I found out the difference I was kind of bummed. Still, it didn't bother me. What really bothered me was that she was making it such a big deal that I wanted to stab my eyes with a fork. The cherry on the top was when Julian's ex called her a pedophile and a perverted freak.


Other than that, it was an okay read. It had a couple of scenes that I enjoyed reading, but the book felt too long, too dragged and when they finally got it together, I was too bored to care, so I struggled to read the last 50% of the book. Also, it was like every paragraph or chapter it moved forward several months or years later. So I can't say I enjoyed that either. I got mad at the heroine again close to the end and because of that, the ending didn't work for me. She had started being attracted on someone else, because there was distance and they had lost contact. And then bam, they get back together and epilogue.

**Copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review** 

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