Sunday 8 April 2012

A Review for Slow Twitch (Brenna Blixen #3) by Liz Reinhardt

Posted by Jess
Published Date: March 29th, 2012
Finished Date: April 8th, 2012
Publishers: Self Published
Source: Bought
Format: Kindle
Pages: Unknown

The blurb from Goodreads: Summer scatters three friends, ties them back together, and makes them question who they have been and who they want to be in the future.

Brenna expected to soak up the knowledge of great Irish writers at her summer workshop in Dublin. But there are some things even the best books can't teach you, and a passionate new friend and an old familiar full of surprises challenge Brenna to follow her heart. By the time she's back in the States, she can't wait to throw herself back into Jake's arms and tell him exactly what he means to her.

She puts the brakes on that plan when it becomes clear that Jake may not be ready to shoulder any more. He visits his family's palatial home in the mountains of New York, and is exposed to all the possibilities a life surrounded by his pampered relatives and washed in money would hold for him. But is it possible to accept so much and not change who you are? Jake has to face the reality that changing sometimes means losing things...but how much is he willing to put on the line?

Saxon has been thrust into a life of drudgery and indentured service he never dreamed of after a brush with the law puts him on family-enforced probation. Who would have thought Sussex County's resident bad-ass layabout would fall head-over-heels in love with a girl, an elderly aunt, and a shot at a whole new life. The problem is, he's a Maclean to his marrow, and it's in his blood to be a selfish screw-up. Isn't it?

Brenna, Jake, and Saxon spend one summer growing up, working things out, and doing their best to weather the changes that get thrown their way. But can the love and friendships of one amazing summer last through the ups and downs of the coming years?

The Review: Going to keep this one short as well.

I've just finished Slow Twitch, and it was amazing! Not only do we still read from Brenna's point of view, but we get to be inside Saxon's AND Jake's head! It was just completely amazing that I'm still in complete awe about the whole book.

I honestly didn't think it was possible to love these three characters more, but its true. I love them. I loved every moment of reading this book. My favourite moments where reading from Saxon's and Jake's heads. We see a completely different side to both boys, and if you were trying to pick a team it is completely hard. However, it's in this book, finally, that you accept that Jake is the one from Brenna. And it was awesome that Liz introduced the new girl Cadence to the story, not leaving Saxon sad or alone. I've always loved multiple POV's, and sometimes if it's more than two it gets a little confusing or it takes a while to get into the transition. Not with Slow Twitch. Reading from three points of views, was extremely easy to transition into, having been through a lot in the last two books with all three characters.

Slow Twitch was wonderfully written, and paced just right from each character that it never left you bored, and always, always left you wanting more.

I think this was most definitely my favourite of the three, and I think that's due to not only Liz's wonderful writing but the multiple POV's that were included. This one blew me away completely, and when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it, and I was thinking about both boys.

Now on to the question: Team Saxon or Team Jake? Well, for me, I'm still very much neutral. However deep within me, I know Jake is the right one for her and the ending to Slow Twitch confirmed it. I'm neither Team Saxon nor Team Jake, I love both boys too much to be able to pick one (for myself), for Brenna, Jake is the obvious choice.

This was a superb read. And if you haven't read this trilogy by Liz then I suggest you pick them up right away! I really cannot wait to read Inherit her new Mature YA Paranormal novel coming in the Summer! Squee!

Note: This book contains hot teen sex, and should only be read by the older YA demographic. (16+)


Lani Wendt Young said...

Yay! great review - i loved Slow Twitch and Im glad that you did too. I agree the different POV were incredibly compelling reading. Awesome end to the series.

Sofia said...

I'm going to read this book now thanks to your review! I wasn't sure if I wanted to after reading Junk Miles because I'm team Saxon all the way so I was hating how the story was going but the fact that I get to read from Saxon's POV won me over! Thanks!!!

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