*Received a free copy from Chapter by Chapter blog for the upcoming book tour , which constitutes I must provide an honest review*
I can't lie. I loved this book right away. I wanted to just lose myself in it because it was just so fantastic. I was lucky to have been given the chance to read this book, thank to Chapter to Chapter.
But for real, this is such a great book that I don't even have the words to really tell you why I love it so much. It could have been the story or maybe just Isis herself. Either way, I love this book so much and I'm hoping to use my magic as a book reviewer to get my hands on the other books sooner than later. It was that good. I was so hooked that I couldn't stop reading.
I started reading it while I was working, and it was impossible to stop. I was cursing the clock and even reading in between waiting on customers.
This book is one you won't be able to put down.
I read this book in a matter of less than a day. I just couldn't get enough. Maybe it was because I couldn't relate to Isis and her self esteem issues. To put it simply, Isis moves to a new town with her mother to escape her mother's abusive ex boyfriend. Isis used to be the fat girl who was made fun of and not wanted. She fell in love with the wrong guy, and he caused her to swear off love altogether.
Isis had such an awesome voice. She is never afraid to be herself at any time. She is funny, strong, and confident. Isis is even string enough to be her mom's strength because of the hard time her mom has faced.
But Isis doesn't love herself at all. She thinks no one will ever want to love her, and she only sees herself as Ugly.
The word has seered itself so deeply into her being, she doesn't have the capability to believe she is pretty or worthy of being loved. But she is not afraid to be there for her friends. When she befriends Kayla, she becomes a fierce and loyal friend immediately. Although she doesn't exactly claim being her friend, she wants Kayla to be happy. Even if the ice Prince of their town, Jack, is the one who thinks Kayla will make her happy.
Isis and Jack butt heads and it's fun to see them face off with each other.
Jack has his own reasons for keeping people at arms length and Isis doesn't want to be involved with him or any guy. Isis is focused on making everyone around her happy, no caring about herself too much. She I
cares about her mom and her friends, even making sure she does all she can to ruin Jack's day when she is able.
But still, Isis is fixated on being ugly and unworthy of love. She is such an amazing character and it's sad to see that she can't see her worth. The journey for her trying to be told she is worth it is very, very interesting.
I couldn't put this book down and I'm dying for the rest.
Highly recommended. 5 stars across the board. I loved it.