All About You

This book was alright. Even though I read it in one day, I can’t say I loved it. I can’t say I hated it either since I really want to know what happens next but it just didn’t really do much for me. The writing is so choppy and all over the place. You can tell that the author’s first language is not English as she is from Poland. There are a ton of spelling mistakes and the grammar is not very good either. Some sentences didn’t really make sense and the structure seems a bit off too. The author tends to repeat herself a few times. I think what kept me going was the story-line. As weird as it may sound, I like reading about revenge stories. I have read a few of them so far and I like the thrill and the chase of whoever is getting revenge and usually they turn out to have happily ever afters.

In this story there is India. She is just starting her first year in University with her best friend Dora. Finally free of herself and her demons that have haunted her for the last two years, she is ready for a fresh start. That is until she sees her dead ex-boyfriends brother the very first day. He doesn’t like India because she made his life a living hell after his brother died. Bullying him and tormenting him to release her own pain inside her from things his brother did to her before he died. No one knows what Christian was really like except her. She planned to tell him and apologize to him before, she just didn’t know how too. Now it seems it’s too late as he wants revenge and will stop at nothing to make sure she leaves Braxon for good.

India isn’t going to back down. She worked long and hard to get into Braxton and she isn’t going to let Oliver run her off. She knows why he’s tormenting her. She knows why he is turning the whole school against her and she knows she screwed up. But she is also holding back information about his brother that affected her physically and emotionally. If she can only get him to talk to her and explain to him why she did those things to him, maybe he will stop bullying her and they can work on their friendship again.

I didn’t really like India’s character. She was kind of annoying. I know that she is mentally scarred from Christian but the author makes her seem like she is stronger now and can take whatever Oliver throws at her, but in reality, she is whiny and cries all the time. Every time I think she is going to stand up for herself, she just turns around and runs away crying. At first there wasn’t even that many interactions with Oliver. A couple times where he pushed her against a wall to basically threaten her but I was hoping for more hateful interactions with him. He wasn’t as badass as I thought he was going to be. Closer to the end of the book we see more Oliver. He plays a bigger part in the book and it’s not really what you would think.

There is a major twist at the end which I kind of predicted coming, but I was really hoping it wasn’t going to end that way. It definitely leaves off for the second book which is called All About Me which I believe is told in Oliver’s perspective. I will definitely be reading that book because I really want to know how it all plays out. I don’t really recommend this book because I think there are better revenge stories out there, but if you’re like me and like to check out different authors that you’ve never heard before then check this one out. It’s a New Adult novel and contains language, sexual content and some violence. Nothing too major though as it’s not very descriptive.

All About You Book Cover All About You
Love & Hate
Joanna Mazurkiewicz
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Format
March 7th 2014

I start hating Oliver just after his older brother Christian’s death. I drag him down a road of humiliation and pain to try to cope with what his brother did to me.

A few months after Christian’s passing, Oliver leaves town, and for the next two years, he is absent from my life. The demons claw their way back in, and I must learn to live with the secret that has destroyed me.

Now I’m starting a new life, away from Gargle and away from my past, but everything crashes when I see Oliver the first day at university. It’s clear that many things have changed since we’ve been apart. Now he is captain of the rugby team and the most popular bloke on campus.

Then he makes a bet and gives me an ultimatum: I leave Braxton forever and start somewhere else, or I stay and play his game… because he’s never forgotten that it was me who ruined his life two years ago.

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