Tuesday, 9 April 2013

A Review for Addicted for You by Alix Wentmouth

Addicted to YouPosted by Donna 
Release Date: March 22nd, 2013
Finished Date: April 4th, 2013
Publishers: Self - Published 
Source: For Review
Format: Kindle 
Pages:  240
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US 

16-year-old Frankie Raven has just moved 250 miles away from her sleepy hometown to Bradford and she’s convinced her life is over. But then she meets two people who set her on an exhilarating new path and change her life forever.

Roxana King lives on Leather Lane and everyone knows what goes on there; well, everyone except Frankie. Roxana is enigmatic, fun and unlike anyone Frankie has ever known. Then there’s Marcus Ford, the gorgeous, brooding older boy who fuels Frankie's daydreams about meeting her very own Heathcliff on the wild Yorkshire Moors. There’s an instant attraction and Frankie falls hard and fast. 

Marcus and Frankie begin a passionate and turbulent affair but their relationship takes a sinister turn when Marcus becomes increasingly controlling and volatile. As Frankie is drawn away from Roxana into a world of darkness and isolation she finds herself impossibly torn between her head and her heart. Will Roxana still be there to save Frankie from herself and from Marcus? Of course, that’s what best friends are for. Isn’t it?

This is compelling and hard-hitting young adult fiction. Contains scenes of an explicit nature and is not suitable for younger readers.

The Review: British author Alix Wenmouth's debut novel, Addicted to You is well written but it's one not without its struggles. It's about a teenage girl named Frankie becoming wrapped up in an abusive relationship and we all know how dangerous that can be. Frankie meets Marcus through a friend and they quickly begin an addictive relationship that goes sour very quickly. But how can you give up on your first love? 

I really enjoyed Addicted to You. It’s a great story with great characters and even though it’s a difficult subject to write about, this story works so well. There’s a perfect balance of romance, fun, sad and dangerous times. 

Frankie was a great character, one that was easy to connect to and very lovable. I could sympathise to her situation. Moving to a new town is hard but I was glad she managed to find friendship with Roxanna. I really enjoyed their friendship. Roxanna opened Frankie up to different things and it was fun to read about. But like all friendships, they have problems and the main problem being Marcus. He was a character that I loved to start with but slowly, I started to pick faults with him, because you could see how things were going to. You could see how much of a struggle it was for Frankie, it’s a hard thing for a teenage girl to go through and at times, it nearly brought me to tears. 

In all, Addicted to You is an addictive read and the title of this book really fits this story. Alix Wenmouth did a great job with it and I look forward to reading more from her in the near future. 


Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

I haven't heard of this one before, but I'm glad to hear it's by a British author. I don't read enough these days by British writers. Thanks for drawing this to attention!

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