Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Review: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine
Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.
Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.
One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.
Summary from Goodreads.
I'm sadly giving this book the lowest rating ever on the blog, plus I haven't given this low of rating in quite a while. I was really looking forward to this novel, it looks like a cute contemporary teen romance that I would fly through and be happy, but nope.
My biggest problem with is book is the fact that I did not care for the main characters, which tends to make the book drag on, I could barely make myself finish it. It was going well in the beginning, I giggled at some of Wren's quotes, but than Grayson came and was shallow and uninteresting, and my love ended around page 40. Plus he falls for Wren after one chapter of the book, instant love is not my cup of tea, I want more wooing!
I don't mean to be harsh, this is my opinion, and I have a problem with misspelling words on purpose which happens in the book with the word hot. Hawt, I hope to never see that word ever again, away foul creature!
Two of Five Stars.