Monday, 5 January 2015

Love Hurts-A Book Review||❤

Love Hurts
By Malorie Blackman and Various Authors
Publication Date: January 29th 2015
Rating: 3/5 stars
Synopsis: Malorie Blackman brings together the best teen writers of today in a stunningly romantic collection about love against the odds. Featuring short stories and extracts about modern star-crossed lovers from stars such as Gayle Forman, Markus Zusak and Patrick Ness, and with a brand-new story from Malorie Blackman herself, Love Hurts looks at every kind of relationship, from first kiss to final heartbreak.

*I received this e-Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

When I saw this book I was excited. Some of my favourite authors were putting extracts from their books to talk about one subject, love. Not only does this book cover what we see as a 'normal relationship' like two people fall in love and live happily ever after but it talks about the forbidden, the ones where two boys can't fall in love and having to hide it.

In this book there are 28 different stories which are around 15-30 pages each. As much as I did enjoy the book, I found that I felt confused at times. Some of these extracts were taken from books I had never read before so it felt like I plunged into characters I didn't know and I didn't get to see develop. I am really used to growing with characters and seeing them form relationships with other people but I felt like I was uninvited in a way. What would've been better was that if they picked out parts of the book where we wouldn't be as confused. It wasn't that big of an issue but I was quite disappointed about that.

This book was filled with amazing stories which did touch my heart and made me feel fuzzy inside just by reading a couple of stories. Overall, I do think this is a brilliant book if you want to sit down, relax and feel like swooning. An enjoyable read and heartwarming read which I would recommend to anyone into the romance genre.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm not a romance junkie but with an amazing list of authors, I'm really excited for this book! Already on my TBR :)

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