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Friday, 18 July 2014

REVIEW: Blue - Lisa Glass

Friday, 18 July 2014
GENRE: Contemporary/Romance
PAGES: 384
FORMAT: Paperback
BUY IT: Waterstones
RATING: 5 Stars

Surfing is sixteen-year-old Iris's world, and when the ultra-talented Zeke walks into her life, it soon becomes her passion. Over one amazing summer, as she is drawn into his sphere, she experiences love, new friendships, but also loss, with an intensity she never dreamed of. But is Zeke all he seems? What hides beneath his glamorous and mysterious past? When Iris decides to try for her own surfing success, just as her ex-boyfriend comes back into her life, she will test her talent, and her feelings for Zeke, to the limit...

Ok, I have to say it, please don't be put off with the cover - unless half naked boys are how you choose your books ;) - because this story is very original and engaging.

Iris is a wonderful character, she knows her own mind and is inspiring as she is not afraid to try new things and fight for what she believes in. The main two points of the plot (very simply put!) are the romance element and Iris entering a surfing contest - I know nothing about Surfing and thought this might put me off, it didn't, what it did was transport me into a world I'd never experienced and made me feel as if I was there with her. The romance element was fab and really interesting to see how it developed and how she dealt with the issues that arose.

The end was so unexpected I felt like I was holding my breath! I can't wait for more from Lisa.

- Gem.

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