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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. The water calls to her, draws her in, forces her to sing her deadly song to unsuspecting victims. If she succumbs, she kills. If she doesn't, the pain is unbearable. To keep herself and those she cares about safe, she shuts herself off, refusing to make friends or fall in love-again. Because the last time she fell in love with a boy, he ended up dead.
Then Lexi finds herself torn. Against her better judgement, she's opening up again, falling in love with someone new when she knows she shouldn't. But when she's offered the chance to finally live a normal life, she learns that the price she must pay to be free of her curse is giving him up.

Ripple was cute.  I liked it.  It's a typical YA novel, but a little bit better.  It isn't memorable, but I enjoyed my time reading it.

Mandy Hubbard has a simple writing style, no dilly dallying on details, it was straight to the point (which I appreciated).  I did enjoy the characters, but nothing stuck out to me.  I didn't connect with any of them.  I liked the story, the characters, the twist.  I liked the book. But like I said, it isn't memorable, I won't remember it in the long run of all the amazing books I've read.  But I would remember it if I'd been asked about a simple, YA romance/fantasy novel.  Ripple might jump out a bit, in that case.

Anyways, I liked Ripple.  It was a good read, something a little lighter than all those other crazy books I've been reading lately.  I'll give Ripple by Mandy Hubbard the Gold Moody Seal of Approval


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