Sunday, August 25, 2013

Review: Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller

Title: Triangle
Author: Kimberly Ann Miller
Published: June 18th 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
My rating: 3 stars
A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?
While this book boasted some really interesting and unique ideas and concepts, I was unable to fully appreciate everything because I couldn't just say the same thing with its characters. I really had a hard time with the main character, Autumn. She had some issues and problems but it was awful how she was handling and how she kept on whining about her life. I understand that in order for the story to work her character has to be like that but I would probably like it more if the author tried harder to make us understand Autumn's line of thinking. 

Still there are things that I enjoyed in this book, mainly the alternate realities. I liked how the author thought of presenting different realities every each day with the things Autumn had been wishing only for her to realized that she didn't actually like them. It was what kept me on reading this, it was interesting to see how Autumn would react and handle things with each realities. I loved how the author made use of these alternate realities for Autumn to grow up, learn and see things in a different but much better ways. 

This book could have really been better. It has good materials, especially with that amazing concept of the Bermuda Triangle and alternate realities but I wished that we were able to get more connected with Autumn and in a much deeper level or at least, really understand her situation.

Overall, Triangle was a pretty decent read. Although a little improvement for the main character could have been made, the ideas and twists this book offers was still, I think, something you will enjoy reading about.

Thank you Spencer Hill Press for providing a copy of this book.

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful review, Eunice. Even though I have a hard time wrapping my head around alternate realities, this does sound like an original concept. :)

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  2. Goodness, good thing that didn't happen to me when I went on a cruise earlier this summer! The book description does sound unique. I have to agree though that a main character who is always whiny can be hard to read about. Thanks for the review =)

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  3. The book ideas presented are certainly appealing. I can understand how frustrating it could be when you had a hard time connecting with the main character. I usually stay away from characters who are too whiny but since this is a story about alternate realities, I kinda feel tempted to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  4. The ideas in this one sound cool, but I hate not connecting with the main character.

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  5. I actually haven't heard much about this book, but I'm glad to see you reviewed it! The concept with alternate realities seriously sounds cool, but it's a shame that you didn't like Autumn much. It looks like this book has a lot of potential, but just didn't reach fully. Thanks for your honest review! <3

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  6. Oh, I'm sorry this didn't work out for you, Eunice. It sounds like the book had great ideas, but the execution wasn't so well done. And not being able to connect with the main character is usually a problem. :/ Hope your next read is better!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  7. Alternate reality books are not my favorite themes in books. There seems to be so many nowadays. I'm not sure why they don't work for me.
    Autumn doesn't sound like the best kind of character and I can tell that I would have issues with her too.
    I wasn't really into the idea of this book, so I think I'll stay away from it.
    Lovely honest review, Eunice.

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  8. I was sort of put off by the mention of two sexy guys in the book description (my love triangle siren went off), but I did think the rest sounded like it could have been interesting. Sorry to see that it didn't completely impress, Eunice, but thanks for the helpful review!

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  9. I don't think I have really heard about this book before. Even the synopsis had me a little confused but at the same time very interesting. Great review!

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  10. Hmm, another book with a good promise but a not-so-good execution. What a shame! I don't like the sound of the MC at all.

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  11. I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have bookmarked you to check out new stuff you post.
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