Saturday, March 2, 2013
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Four years after losing her parents, best friend, and boyfriend in a drunk driving accident, twenty-year-old Kacey Cleary runs away to begin a new life in Miami. Hardened by the tragedy, she's determined to keep everyone at a distance—until she meets an irresistible and mysterious neighbor who is determined to melt the ice over her heart.
This insomniac's opinion:
This is a book that is in the new genre "New Adult". Apparently, publishers have decided that readers need a bridge between YA (young adult) and adult fiction. A stepping stone, if you will. From what I have read in this new genre, I think it is pretty much YA + sex scenes. So, when reading my review, keep in mind that I am not the core audience. I have *cough, cough* been an "adult"(level of maturity not withstanding) for quite awhile.
This book was just okay for me. It was very readable. In fact, I read it in one day(it only took 2 hours for me to read cover to cover). What I did not like was the cliched romance. Now, there are women out there who want an rich alpha male to sweep in and save them from all of their problems. I, however, am annoyed by this helpless-princess-in-the-tower-waiting-to-be-saved mentality. The author makes a point to make Kacey physically tough, but she is always placing herself in bad situations and needs saving. Gah! With that said, I did mostly like Kacey's character and those of the other characters in this novel. Of course-another romance novel cliche- everyone, absolutely everyone, is breathtakingly beautiful in this novel. And we spend a lot of time hearing about descriptives of bodies, outfits, etc. Again, some people like these details. I prefer to learn more about the non-shallow parts of the characters.
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you realize that I love a good plot twist. I did like the twist in this novel, even though I knew exactly what it was a couple of chapters before it happened. The ending was a bit too tidy for me, though.
In closing, if you are the kind of reader that loves the New Adult genre and enjoys a romance with hints of erotica, you will probably like this novel. If you prefer high-brow literature, this novel is definitely not for you.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Eh. It only took me a couple of hours to read, and was mildly enjoyable.
Rating: 3 stars. Very readable for the right kind of audience.