Friday, November 30, 2012

Book Review: Clash (Crash #2) by: Nicole Williams

Release Date: September 1, 2012
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"The only easy thing about Jude and Lucy’s relationship is their love for one another. Everything else is hard.

Especially when it comes to reining in Jude’s trigger touch temper and Lucy’s increasing jealousy of Jude’s Spirit Sister on the cheer squad who’s attached herself to him in just about every way a girl could. Feeling the stress of trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy while becoming the foremost dancer in her class, Lucy knows something’s going to break. She wants both. She needs both. But if she doesn’t make a choice, she risks losing everything.

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love might be the thing that just isn’t enough."



My Thoughts:

Whoa! Clash is an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end, but it is also an absolutely amazing read! Clash will break your heart into itty bitty pieces on numerous occasions, but I promise you that the tough road is worth it in the end. I was an absolute wreck while reading this book and I need to send a special thanks to Magen @ Corrie The Book Crazed Girl for talking me down numerous times and promising me that the pain would be worth it. I believe I was holding her personally responsible for my mental well-being at one point. I also need to thank Momo @ Books Over Boys for understanding my pain and helping me through. Then one last thanks to the wonderful Nicole Williams for holding my virtual hand through it! These guys kept me sane when this book tore me apart!

I’m not going to lie, I kind of hated Lucy for the majority of the book. She is lucky that the ending was worth it; otherwise I would have reached inside the book and broke her point shoes. She was just incredibly indecisive and very hypocritical. I thought that she freaked out more than was necessary towards the end of the book. She created something out of nothing and was only looking at the worst in herself. She goes from never giving up on Jude because he needs her to basically turning her back on him. Thank goodness Mommy was there with some words of wisdom (who would have thought that would happen?). Even though Lucy made me crazy, I still loved this book and I do still like her, she was just frustrating!

Jude on the other hand was fabulousness all rolled up in some more fabulousness. He has come oh so very far since Crash and he really is near perfect in this one. He is still his crazy Jude self, but he is not nearly as much trouble as he once was. He has some absolutely amazing speeches in Clash that will make any girl swoon. I think all guys should be required to read this book and take a few pointers from Jude (they can leave out the crazy moments). I cannot even fully describe Jude in this one because I have a hard time finding the right words. (Want more Jude? Go check out my character interview.)

Release Date: December 18, 2012
from HarperCollins
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My favorite part of Clash was the beginning portion of the book. This was what I refer to as the happy portion, the part where Jude and Lucy are happy and together and an adorable couple. AKA, the part before the floor falls out. I loved all the happy and steamy moments that took place during this happy time. But then everything went downhill and my mental health was threatened. Thankfully I grabbed onto the rope when the floor fell out.

The only thing I can complain about, and I don’t really think complain is the right word, but I can’t think of another one. I would have liked to see more of the secondary characters. In the short time we see them, I became really attached to them (probably cause Nicole is awesome like that), so I really would have liked to see more of them as the story wrapped up. See, not really a complaint, more like a “I liked them so much, I wanted more.”

Clash has a great plotline and like I have said numerous times, it kills! The events may not necessarily surprise you, but they will devastate you anyway. Some I could predict and others took me completely by surprise. Either way I enjoyed the rollercoaster ride that is Jude and Lucy’s story. The writing is fabulous and it is very easy to get lost in this whirlwind. The ending to Clash is so fabulous that it makes every heart wrenching moment absolutely worth it. So if you read this book, do not fret, I promise you it gets better. It is worth it.

Clash is a book that will consume you from beginning to end. Crash fans do not be like me and wait to read this book. Read it as soon as you possibly can. Also, I need Crush right now. So here is me waiting impatiently.




14 comments:

  1. Good review, Lovely! I haven't decided whether I'll read this one or not, I have somewhat of a love . . . not so love relationship with Crash. I loved Jude, Oh Jude! But wasn't too hot for Lucy. I really should post my review for that one! Anywhoo, I'll more than likely pick it up just for Jude!
    Have a great weekend, my sweet! =D

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    1. Haha if you had issues with Lucy in Crash, then you will probably loathe her in this one. She is out of control!!! But Jude is wonderful.

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  2. I keep hearing amazing things about this series and seriously need to get my hands on it! I do love those emotional roller coasters, lol! I better have tissues prepared before I read this one tho, as you're implying, haha. Oh, I love that gif of Stitch at the end, too cute!

    Btw, loving the dark look of your blog now, lol.

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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    1. You have to read these books! They are so heartbreakingly good!

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  3. *flails about*
    This series is an extreme roller coaster of a book! And I kinda didn't like Lucy that much either, she was very indecisive in this book. But I was very glad to see how she came around in the end :) Then Jude, oh oh oh Jude... Jude... yup, Jude!!!!! Such a great review girl!!! Amazing!! Exactly how I felt! Also cannot wait for the next book!!!! Need it like yesterday!! :D

    Love this review girl!!

    Magen


    *sigh* Oh Jude!!!!

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    1. JUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is all...

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  4. Aah, you already know how crazy this series makes me, so before I get all hyped and freaked out, lemme just say that I totes agree with you about the whole Lucy thing. Oh goodness did she crawl under my skin! I was just like, "How can you doooooooo that to Jude fucking Ryder!? *shakes hands* HOOOOW!?"

    And the best and only way to describe this series as a whole is: rollercoaster ride! There's def no other way. Oooh, and yes Jude definitely did come a long way since Crash... aah, now just imagine how he'll be in Crush! EEEP!

    Amazing review! And I'll be here to hold your hand through Crush if you know... you need it! <333

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    1. OH EMM GEEE Crush is going to be fantastic, I just know it! I cant wait to see how she tortures Jude and Lucy in this one!

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  5. I haven't started this series yet, so I skimmed over some of you review. I've heard such amazing things about this series. I can't wait to read it. I'm happy you loved it!

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  6. Skimmed the review because I just started reading Crash this week actually. It's great to hear you loved this one though because now I'm even more excited to read more of this series. I also know that I may need a support group while reading it. :)

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    1. Oh yay! Cant wait to see what you think of it!

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  7. I absolutely loved Crash but I could not get into this book :( It felt so heavy-handed and such drama! I did like when Jude and Lucy were happy but for most of the book, they were not. It just felt like Crash should have been the end of the series. Not sure if I will read #3 or not

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    1. It is a lot of drama, but I just ate it all up lol. I'm sorry you didn't love this one :(

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