Jun 9, 2014

Our Song

I hate, hate, hate marking books as DNF. Simply because I always want to give a book the best chance I can, but when it becomes so many days and I'm getting no where I have to stop. There are too many other books I could and want to be reading.

Olive Bell has spent her entire life in the beautiful suburb of Vista Valley, with a picture-perfect home, a loving family, and a seemingly perfect boyfriend. But after a near-fatal car accident, she’s haunted by a broken heart and a melody that she cannot place.

Then Olive meets Nick. He’s dark, handsome, mysterious . . . and Olive feels connected to him in a way she can’t explain. Is there such a thing as fate? The two embark on a whirlwind romance—until Nick makes a troubling confession.

Heartbroken, Olive pieces together what really happened the night of her accident and arrives at a startling revelation. Only by facing the truth can she uncover the mystery behind the song and the power of what it means to love someone.

I really wanted to like this book. I really wanted to finish this book, but I couldn't get into the story. It just dragged so much for me. And I am one to really love contemporary stories it's rare for me to not finish them. This really sounded like one I would like to!

Olive was not a character I could connect with. Her focus on her broken heart and Derek drove me nuts. I just felt like she was really whiny about so much. I really wish I could have liked her, but by the time I hit the one hundred page mark I still felt no connection with Olive or her story.

Annie was the only character who I semi liked. She was the best friend that told Olive as it was and had the confidence that Olive didn't. I really liked Annie and am curious what happens with her had I kept reading. But I couldn't push through even if I did like this one character.

For me, I felt like this book was a completion of way to many cliches. Whether it be Nick's English accent or the car accident that's turned everything upside down for Olive. I had the urge to roll my eyes a lot. Though the authors writing was okay it just wasn't written in a way that caught my attention of grabbed on to me. Had the main character been written differently I think maybe that would have helped.

The main reason I wanted to read this was because I'd seen quiet a few good reviews and I thought the storyline sounded interesting. Though I didn't enjoy it like I thought, I'm sure others might. Our Song is getting 1 out of 5 birds from me. This is just my take on the story and really I don't have much to say so don't be discouraged from reading it because you really might like it. I was just one of those few who didn't. And maybe had I kept reading it would have gotten better.