SERIES: Wicked #0.5
AUTHOR: Lisa Campbell
PUBLICATION DATE: October 4, 2010
PAGES: 208 pages
SOURCE: Goodreads First Reads
RATING: 3 stars
This is, in my opinion a young adult fiction novel worth reading. It is the story of Ashley Stevens’ first semester in college and her relationship with Natalie, a new found friend and Jeremy, a love interest. It is set in modern times and told from the first person perspective.
Blindfolds was a quick read that kept my attention. What is Natalie hiding? What will happen with Jeremy? How will Ashley’s first meeting with her fraternal grandmother go? I just had to know. I have read other reviews say it has a rather abrupt ending and I have to agree. I can’t say much without giving the ending away, but I think the book could benefit from an additional chapter or even a very brief epilogue. That being said, I still liked the ending.
My only annoyance with this book is a personal one. When Ashley has to pick a novel from a list to read for school, she picks Wuthering Heights. This has become a complete and total cliche and drives me completely bonkers. It seems like every book I pick up here lately has the main heroine reading (and adoring) Wuthering Heights. Seriously people variety is the spice of life and there are TONS of classical novels to choose from. Read The Picture Of Dorian Gray or Great Expectations or The Phantom Of The Opera, something different!
****Thank you to Lisa Campbell for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review****