Monday 6 May 2013

A Review for Delicate (Grounding Quinn #0.5) by Steph Campbell

Delicate (Grounding Quinn, #0.5)
Posted by Donna
Release Date: May 9th, 2013
Finished Date: April 27th, 2013
Publishers: Simon & Schuster UK 
Source: For Review 
Format: Paperback
Pages: 204
With a thriving gymnastics career, Trevor her loving boyfriend and a stellar academic record, anyone would assume that Sydney Pierce has it all. But beneath the pretence of perfection, Sydney's life is crumbling around her and she's terrified that everyone will find out that she's living a lie and is desperate to try and keep the world from discovering the truth. 

Then the gorgeous and charming new boy, Grant, starts paying her attention, and Sydney's carefully crafted life is thrown into chaos and confusion; why is he the only one who seems to be able to break down her barriers and care for her because of her imperfections? Sydney knows she should stay away from Grant, but she can't deny the attraction between them, and, as their connection grows deeper, Trevor's jealousy takes an intense and dark turn, forcing Sydney into a position in which not only her happiness, but her safety is at stake.

Can Sydney learn to let go of everything she is clinging to in order to gain everything she has ever wanted or will she realize her breaking point too late?

The Review: "Letting go is never easy. Especially when you can’t see where you’re going to land. But I’ve learned that sometimes, you just have to throw your weight behind the change. Take the chance that you may fall.”  

The Grounding Quinn series is a series I've heard a lot about, so I took the chance and decided to read Delicate which is set before Grounding Quinn takes place, and I'm really glad I did. Delicate is a sweet YA read that deals with a very heavy subject, and I believe Steph Campbell wrote this story very believable for us readers.  

I really enjoyed Delicate, it wasn't a great read but it was certainly a very entertaining one. It easily pulls you in from the very first page and doesn't let you go until the last. As a reader, I always love stories that gets me emotionally attachment to the characters, and that's just what Steph Campbell did. Sydney's story was very realistic and it brings a lot of awareness to girls who may be in the same situation, or know someone in the same situation as Sydney.

The characters were easy likeable and I thought Sydney and Grant made a perfect team, whether that being friends or in a relationship. Trevor was definitely a love/hate character because you like him to start with but of course, it turns to hate. I thought at one point that the reason for him acting the way he did was because he was using drugs (seems as the author mentioned him doing this at one point) however, that part of the story was never revisited and I'm not sure why it was relevant in the first place.

Even though there were some small holes in the plot, that doesn't stop this story from being enjoyable and I'll look forward to reading more from Steph Campbell in Grounding Quinn and her future works. 

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