Tuesday 5 August 2014

Book Review: Blue By Lisa Glass

Name: Blue
Author: Lisa Glass
Publisher: Quercus

Summary: Surfing is sixteen-year-old Iris's world, and when the ultra-talented Zeke walks into her life, it soon becomes her passion.
Over one amazing summer, as she is drawn into his sphere, she experiences love, new friendships, but also loss, with an intensity she never dreamed of.
But is Zeke all he seems? What hides beneath his glamorous and mysterious past? When Iris decides to try for her own surfing success, just as her ex-boyfriend comes back into her life, she will test her talent, and her feelings for Zeke, to the limit...

Review: When I was first told about Blue I was intrigued. I knew I had to say yes to this novel and my oh my I am so glad that I did. I received my review copy when I was a little snowed under so I didn't get to it as quickly as I would have liked. I had also seen a number of bloggers talking highly about Blue and how addictive it had been. They were not wrong on that score.
When Iris first met Zeke I was just as intrigued by this guy as she was and quite early on I knew I would fall in love with both of these characters. I wasn't wrong about either of them my instincts were completely right. Finding out about Zeke's mysterious past was intriguing and also learning that some other characters are not what they seem was both intriguing and addictive for me. What I also learnt was don't judge a person by how they seem - assuming could cause you problems.

Firstly, I have nothing against American based novels. I have loved many of them but another reason I was blown away by Blue was that it was based in Newquay in Cornwall, a truly beautiful place that I had the pleasure of visiting as a child. Having read this beauty of a contemporary I would love to revisit Newquay as an adult. Ok that may also have something to do with the fact that Lisa told me there are lots of Zeke type surfers in Newquay and now I am an adult I can appreciate them ;p. It's funny I knew very little about surfing but now I feel like I have a mild understanding and appreciation for surfers and surfing. My oh my how much hard work and training really goes in to being a pro surfer.

This book will sweep you off you're feet and have you diving into the ocean. I must advise you to have a hot pro surfer on hand. Not only is this book a summer treat, Lisa is a lovely person who I have had the pleasure to chat to on Twitter. A blog post from her will be up very soon so keep your eyes peeled. I am also pleased to say that there will be more from Iris and Zeke whoopa!! Now the waiting game for book two le sigh!!!


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