Sunday, January 12, 2014

Giveaway - More Than Her (More, #2) by Jay McLean

"For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction."
For every choice you make there are rewards, 
or there are consequences.
It was my choice to walk away the first time.
And my choice to chase her the second.
But sometimes you don't get a choice, 
and all you get are the consequences.

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. 
Because loving him didn't give me 
the strength to walk away.
It didn't give me 
the courage to fight for him.
And when it was over, 
all it gave me was a broken heart.

3 to 4 Stars … depending on your stance

This is a difficult review for me to write, because I honestly don’t know what to rate More Than Her (MTH)...I think I will decide by the time I finish this review.  I loved book 1, More Than This (MTT), like A LOT.  MTT was a five star read to me, so it’s hard for me to be disappointed with book 2, but I am.

A lot of people will disagree with me on this review and I completely understand that, it’s because I do not like ANGST

I hate it. I can’t stand ANGST!  Again, my definition of Angst is a story written about two main characters not being able to overcome an issue because of misunderstanding.  That is what it means to me.  Have I given a five star rating for a book with lots of angst, of course, but not for MTH.

McLean went in a completely new writing direction for this book and it worked completely for a lot of people…. I see the reviews and everyone loved MTH.  This reminds me of the time where I wasn’t fond of … Going Under by S. Walden, The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay or The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher, but everyone loved it.

So, if you like to use my review to form a basis of what you like to read, then note this… did you like the above books I mentioned? Do you like angst? Were you okay with More Than This?  If you say yes to any of those question, than MTH is for you.  With all the reviews I have read, mostly everyone that was okay with MTT, really loved MTH.

It’s Logan’s story and right away we find out who “Her” is.  There’s flash backs, a lot of tension and back and forth throughout the whole book. This drove me crazy.  I had to take mini-breaks and I was pulling my hair out from start to finish.

I didn’t quite understand Logan, nor his issues.  Actually I didn’t understand “her” issues as well.  Maybe I was reading this in a mood, but it was hard for me to empathize with the characters.  I think I was setting myself up with a MTT kind of read and when the direction was turned on me, I was taken back a bit. 

Then we get to that part… the part where EVERYONE knows what I am talking about.  Pretty much throughout the whole book, I was holding out hope that there would be some redemption between Logan and Her.   I was looking for that connection and spark.  But when THAT part happened, I almost vomited in my mouth.  I think I re-read it a few times because I just couldn’t believe it.

This is my issue with stuff like that.  Not that I am “sensitive”, I don’t think I am, because I can read pretty  harsh things, BUT I didn’t feel like it added any value to the book (of course I am not the norm because a lot of readers had a positive affect by this).  I rather have not read that. I think my rating would have been higher too.

Also, the cliffy didn’t bother me. A lot of people have issues with cliffys, I do not. I find them entertaining, but I do have issues if a series is not known to not have cliffys and then to throw it in, well that kind of bothers me. However, I was fully aware of the cliffy in MTH, so I prepared myself for it.

After going back and forth, I decided this was a 3.5 star read for me.  I am fully aware I am part of the blog tour and I have converse with the author several times.  However, I feel like my review does justice on how I feel. If you know me as a reviewer, then you can gauge what works for you. If I am known to not like angsty reads and you love them, well then, you know this one is for you.

More Than This (More, #1) - REVIEW
More Than Her (More, #2)
More Than Him (More, #3)



Author of Mature YA / New Adult contemporary novels, MORE THAN THIS and a soon to be released sequel, MORE THAN HER. I enjoy reading and writing books that make people laugh, cry and swoon for dreamy book boyfriends. When not doing either of those, I can be found looking after my two little boys, and trying to avoid house work at all costs.

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