Jun 5, 2014
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Overall: 3 out of 5 stars
True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors of Beautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of Shatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read”.
When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.
Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…
Sublime is hard book to review because there were many things I did like about it, and quite a few things I didn’t. I liked the strength of Lucy’s character, and that she didn’t really want to hurt anyone. I found Colin interesting because I’m just not that in love with death to really understand him. I know it was always said that he didn’t want to die, but I think it was clear that subconsciously he did.
What did make the book difficult for me was that it took so long for Lucy to admit what she was doing there. In fact by the end of the book I was legitimately annoyed. The mystery of what was going on, was only a mystery to Lucy. I had figured this out in like the the first 50-75 pages, and the fact that it was only hinted at up until the end really bothered me. I felt like there were too many scenes that just hinted at it, and I didn’t really understand why becuase it was clear from what everyone said. I didn’t need to read about her getting stronger etc. It was clear.
I really liked that side characters were brought in and actually played a role in the story. Dot and even Maggie were great supporting characters, were Jay really brought the teenage element in.
I think the character development was great, but it really would’ve worked better if she had realized and struggled against it. Instead, Lucy just gave in and let Colin do that even as she had to know what was going on. Overall I would give it 3 out of 5 stars simply because it felt too dragged out.
3/5 – Worth Reading
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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