Those were the exact words of my social worker when she dropped me in my newest hellhole, a place for “troubled teens”.
I didn’t listen, and now I’m on their radar.
They expect me to play along in their games of hierarchy, to fall in line in the social order they’ve deemed me fit.
Too bad for them, I don’t follow rules.
Too bad for me, they’re determined to make sure I do.
Inconceivably attractive and treated like kings…these are the boys of Brayshaw High.
And I’m the girl who got in their way.
This was my second book by Meagan Brandy so I kind of knew what to expect. I sadly won’t be able to rate it high stars like everyone else. Honestly, this review is going to all over the place. I didn’t know if I wanted to rate it 4 stars because it was entertaining or 3 stars because I had some issues with it.
Like I said while reviewing Fumbled Hearts This book was also a mix between the Fallen Crest series & The Royals series to me. Nothing wrong with that, I am just using them as a comparison.
We have one tough girl and three boys who want to knock her down a peg. We also get enemies to lovers. Our main girl is Raven Carver and she is supposed to come off as a bad bitch. Well, I’m assuming so. Anyway, Raven is a lot to take in. I can get what the author was trying to do with Raven’s character, but she came off as a bit much for my taste. Honestly, Raven needed to tone it down. We get it, you’re tough and don’t fuck with you.
Moving on to the guys. I did end up caring for them after a while. Which honestly surprises me because they said and did some things that I didn’t think they could come back from. After seeing them with Raven later on in the book, they came for my heart. I liked the way they began to care for her. Even though they were uncertain about it, they were still vocal about their feelings.
These four became a group that I would love to be invited to. They had each other’s back and made a force that was hard to break.
I did say I had some issues with this book and I really did y’all. I’ll leave some short ones and then explain my biggest issue.
-There’s no actual plot.
-This could have been SO MUCH SHORTER!
-So much girl hate! Oh my goodness, so much of it!
The main issue for me was Raven’s self-sabotage. She was entirely negative about her life and situation. Just because you came from nothing doesn’t mean that’s how your life has to be forever. She never even tried to change it, she just wanted to run away. I was honestly getting tired of her “woe is me” monologues.
While it was entertaining, there was no plot and the book could have been way shorter. I will continue with the next book in this series because I’m still intrigued and I need to make sure that those guys are okay.
I received an ARC for an honest review. The quote was taken from an ARC is subject to change upon publication.