Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nothing More (Landon Gibson #1) by Anna Todd [REVIEW]

New York's skyscrapers and hectic pace are a far cry from where Landon Gibson grew up, and the transition to New York University has been jarring. But he's getting the hang of things, found a job that pays (some of) the bills, enjoys school, and only occasionally runs into his ex, Dakota. You know, the one he chose NYU for...before she dumped him.

Luckily, his best friend, Tessa, shares a (terribly small) Brooklyn apartment with him. And given the ups and downs she's had with her own ex, she's a good listener when he finds himself in something of a love triangle—a love knot? Whatever it is, it's a mess. An exciting mess. Maybe an addicting mess, because beautiful girls.

Being young and finding your way in the world is hard. Landon's always been a positive person. But such a loud, demanding city so far away from home means you only get by with a little help from your friends. And a good pair of headphones. 

Landon's going to be okay...but the journey sure will be fun to watch.

3 Mr. Landon’s choices Stars
This is my first Anna Todd book. Nothing More is a spinoff from the After series. The After series is based on Tessa, who is Landon’s roommate. Nothing More is the first book in the Landon Gibson series. First off, I love series, I love them because it always leaves me wanting more and I LOVE that feeling. If you don’t, then you should because there’s nothing like finishing a book and realizing there’s more to come! 

This is a love triangle book and it’s angst filled. Usually I cringed on those two things, but I knew this prior to getting into the read. There’s something about getting prepped before a read that just makes me understand the book better.

The book is about Landon, his ex-girlfriend Dakota and Tessa’s friend Nora.  There are a lot of mixed reviews on this book and I’m not sure how different the book is from the Wattpad version. To me the book feels polished and edited. I didn’t have trouble following the story and I could understand the characters.

I would say Landon is the typical young male. The book is 100% from his POV and I will admit at times it seems like his POV sounds more on the feminine side, but I think that’s just the author getting her feet wet in writing from a male POV. It wasn’t distracting, it’s just that I am use to alpha male characters. Landon isn’t that. But his flaws are endearing.

He and Dakota dated but they moved apart and now they are in the same city again. They remain friends. Nora is the pretty new girl making moves on Landon and he doesn’t know how to feel about this. She’s beautiful and very forward, very different from what we read as a Heroine. 

At the same time Dakota wants Landon back and she more or less pees on him to claim him. A lot of reviewers were very angry with Dakota because lets face it, she’s the villain in the book, BUT I am different. The meaner the villain the more I like it. Yes, Dakota is immature, dramatic and selfish. Why would Landon want to be with her?

It kind of feels like one of that reality TV shows and you question why the guy is still with that girl, well it comes down to one thing, Landon is whipped. Dakota has him wrapped around her bratty finger and Landon is stuck.

I believe as the series progresses it will be about Landon trying to break free from Dakota’s finger and truly manning up. 

This book is for the tortured readers. The ones that crave love triangles, angst filled drama and tortuous dialogue. 

An ARC was provided

ANNA TODD is a first-time writer spending her days in the Austin area with her husband, with whom she beat half the statistics by getting married one month after graduating high school. Between her husband's three deployments to Iraq, she worked odd jobs from a makeup counter to the IRS processing counter. Anna was always an avid reader and boy band and romance lover, so now that she’s found a way to combine the three she’s enjoying living a real-life dream come true.


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