Listen (look?) I know that it seems like all my books have a hot guy on the cover and a majority of them do, but sometimes you have to judge a book by its cover, am I right? Well, to each their own.
I was lucky enough to finish “Black Diamond” last night before my kindle took a dump. When I say last night, I definitely mean this morning and that I stayed up until 5am trying to finish before I had to get up for work at 9am. I’m still trying to decide whether it was worth it or not. I have very mixed feelings about this one.
I really don’t know how to even begin this. On one hand, I liked that this was a “sports” book. I haven’t read very many sporty books. On the other hand, it is the super cliche YA “douche bag guy VS sassy girl” theme.
Let me jump into this right quick. Roxie Slade is our leading lady, she is a competitive skier. She gets a scholarship to Stark Springs Academy, a super elite winter sports training facility. Ryker Black (The Douchebag) is the powerful popular kid, he runs with an equally douchey crowd nicknamed “The Posse.” Obviously, the Posse hates Roxie. They see her as socially unworthy, but competitively they view her as a threat. They don’t want anyone coming in and ruining what they have. Ryker doesn’t exactly feel the same. He has a thing for Roxie and it turns into a battle of wills. Who can hold out through all the drama and will their story have a happy ending?! I don’t know. You don’t know. Nobody knows. In all reality, we probably do know. It seems like it will be that cliche. I hope it isn’t, it has the potential to be a really good book.
I liked the book enough to keep reading the series. I have a real hard time abandoning book series. It has to be really bad for me to not finish. At this point in time, I am going to have to give it 3 out of 5 stars. It is too YA Cliche. A few more plot twists would have been nice, but it was all just too predictable.
Have you read this book? If you have, how did you feel about it? Do you think you would give it a shot? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you.
Goldfish brain out.