February 08, 2019

#BookReview: Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios @HDemetrios #Giveaway via #AuthorChat

Title:  Bad Romance
Author: Heather Demetrios
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary 

Pages: Hardcover, 360
Published:  June 13, 2017
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Synopsis:  Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape. 

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

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About the Author: Heather Demetrios is the author of several critically acclaimed novels including Something Real and I'll Meet You There. She is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award and has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she isn’t traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, she lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home.

My Review: When I decided to read this I wasn't too sure what it was about.  But I quickly learned that it was going to be full of snark and I was in love from the very first page.  This book was so powerful I had issues putting it down.  I read it in just a few hours and could not wait to write this review.  This story about how Grace's love took a bad turn and is now over was one that I will not soon forget.  Her home life is crap with a mother that just doesn't care and a step-father known as "The Giant" who is pretty abusive. It's amazing that Grace turned out the way she did.  

I really loved what this author did with the characters.  Grace is so strong even though her life pretty sucks and Gavin is just a boy we can fall for even though we know we shouldn't.  This was a true look into how someone could love someone even though that person is abusing them.  It gives a pretty eye-opening account how in real life wives and girlfriends go back to their husbands and boyfriends even though they are beating on them. How they choose to go back and don't get out.  

The other things that I loved about this book were the friendships I think Demetrios got those dead on and they were pretty perfect.   

This is one book that will rip out your heart so make sure to have tissues on hand! 

"Through Grace’s lively, engaging voice, readers gain a vivid picture of the way a smart, self-assured girl can fall into an abusive relationship . . . . Demetrios’ well-drawn characters are tremendously appealing, and Grace’s discovery of the power of her own strength will make readers cheer." ―Booklist

Praise for I'll Meet You There:
"Part coming-of-age, part romance, and part war story. Demetrios' latest is remarkable." ―Bookliststarred review
"Demetrios' latest will have a huge impact not only on YA fans, but also on booklovers of all ages. Her writing exudes raw feelings, and the characters all have strong, distinct personalities. . . . The balance between giggles and tears will keep your pulse racing till the finish." ―RT Book Reviews

"A heady, page-flipping romance.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Something Real:
“Chilling satire . . . Thought-provoking ideas wrapped in an engaging plot.” ―Kirkus Reviews

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