Clash (Crash, 2)

Great second book to the series. It follows right where the first finishes off and it’s a great transition into their crazy relationship. Constantly fighting and both with their jealous tendencies, they have to overcome a lot of obstacles. There are a few new characters to the story. Lucy has a roommate India which I really like. She’s not in it a whole lot but the times that she is, she plays a great role. Jude lives in a house with at least 5 other football players. They are each assigned a “Spirit Sister” which are the cheerleaders. Adriana is assigned with Jude since she is the head cheerleader and he is the Quarterback. I despise Adriana. She is a home-wrecking bitch and every time I read about her I cringe.

This book is about a 100 pages shorter than the first and so things aren’t as dragged out as they are in the first but it plays out well. Straight to the punch. A lot of things happen but it makes for such a great, fast read. You just have to know what is going to happen and so I finished this in 2 sittings. I probably could have finished it in one but I have a toddler and I need to sleep sometimes.

The dialog is great. Nicole Williams really stepped it up in this second book with the grammar and dialog. Very emotional. Good, bad, exciting, terrifying things. I cannot wait to get onto the third and final book in the series. I really want to know what happens to these two characters and if their love can conquer all.

Clash Book Cover Clash
Nicole Williams
Juvenile Fiction
HarperCollins
December 18, 2012
288

On again, off again. Together. Apart. The only thing Jude and Lucy agree on is their all-consuming love. That, and fighting all the time…

Especially when it comes to reining in Jude’s trigger-touch temper and overcoming the tragedy that connects Jude’s and Lucy’s pasts. Also not helping? Lucy’s raging jealousy of the cheerleader who’s attached herself to Jude in almost every way possible. With the stress of trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy while training to be the top dancer in her class, Lucy knows something’s going to give… soon.

How can she live without the boy she loves? How can she live with herself if she gives up on her dreams? If Lucy doesn’t make the right choice, she could lose everything.

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