Saturday, April 14, 2018

Week 15 Review: Notes from My Captivity

From Goodreads:
Girl meets boy… and the family holding her hostage.

Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her.

So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolishly optimistic stepfather Dan's claim—no, belief—that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there's no question that she's going to fly across the world.

After all, it is the trip of a lifetime.

But the Russian terrain is even less forgiving than Adrienne. And when disaster strikes, nothing—not the flirtatious guide or her stepdad's obsessively detailed preparations—can protect Adrienne from the sheer force of nature. Now, Adrienne's being held captive by the family she was convinced didn't exist, and her best hope for escape is to act like she cares about befriending them, even if it means wooing the youngest son.

My Review:
Oh, wow, I really enjoyed reading this book! I really enjoyed her first book which was about survival, and so was this one, but in a different way. I mean, in this book, they're deliberately leaving civilization looking for this family, so yeah, I enjoyed that!

The idea that a family disappeared into the wild because they were different, yeah, it's pretty intriguing! That her step-dad's been bashed a lot because of his belief in this family, and that she idolizes the one who did so, yeah, that was an awkward dynamic, even though he didn't seem to know about her feelings.

Honestly, her journalist idol lady, she just got on my nerves. I mean, the quotes that Adrienne mentions, yeah, they're just obnoxious. Yeah, I just didn't like it. What she said, yeah, it just kinda rubbed me wrong!

The ending was pretty bittersweet. After all that happened, all that they'd struggled with, yeah, it was hard to say goodbye. It was a good ending, very satisfying, but it wasn't a totally happy-happy ending, which is OK, life isn't like that!

Yeah, this book was awesome and I really enjoyed reading it!

Author: Kathy Parks
Read: April 13th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2018 Book, Sophomore Challenge Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Expected Publication: July 10th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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