Thursday, January 28, 2016

Book Review: Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru by Tera Lynn Childs

Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Series: Creative HeArts #1
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Release Date: September 14th 2015
My Rating: 3 cups
Source: Netgalley
Blurb (from Goodreads):
When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.

Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.

Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.

But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.

*Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from Netgalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for an honest review

I know this has probably been mentioned a few times by different reviewers, but my first thought when I saw the title was to thing of the movie Ten Things I Hate About You, which to this day is one of my favorite movies of all time. It is probably because of that connection that I had such high expectations for this book.

I enjoyed the fact that the main character was in the school of arts, as it's something I haven't read about before. I thought Sloane was an interesting character. The story hinted a few times at "the incident", which you get to find out about towards the end of the book. I really hoped that Sloane would be more accepting with how things are because of that thing that happened because of her. Most of the book she kept saying how much she hated Texas and the fact that she had to move, which at times got to be a little too much for my liking.

I liked Tru. Like Sloane, he has his secrets that he doesn't want anyone to know about. His story did break my heart, because he is a great guy, despite his family and his relationship with his parents.

This was a quick and fun read, although the ending did feel a little bit rushed. I found out there's a sequel, so I'm hoping that some of the questions I was left with will be solved in later installments.

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