December 28, 2018 2 min to read
Review: Lines by Anna B. Doe
Category : Reviews
Hockey and rivalry.
Mean girls and friendships.
Old loves and new chances.
One more year of being invisible.
One more year to win it all.
The countdown begins.
Senior year can’t come or end fast enough for Amelia Campbell. For the shy, nerdy girl-next-door that she is, high school is torture and all she wants is for it to be over. Having her heart broken by a popular, womanizing boy all those years ago doesn’t help the matters. Nor does his best friend who still has a habit of mercilessly teasing her. Now, she only has one year left, one year to be invisible before she can move on with her life.
Derek King doesn’t do drama, but his life is all about drama once Maximillian Sanders steps foot into his town, his school, and into Amelia’s life. Max is always around, and he is making her smile again. But the boy who once broke her heart isn’t ready to let her go. Older and wiser, Derek isn’t about to let someone take away what he wants, and he wants Amelia.
She’s set on not believing in him and on not getting her heart broken once again. He is set on showing her wrong.
She says she hates him, but maybe the line between past and present, love and hate is thinner than she ever realized.
Genre: YA Romance – Second-Chance
Part of a Series: Yes Book 1 of the Greyford High series
POV: Mostly Amelia and Derek
Steam Level: Minimal – Heavy Kissing
This is the first book I’ve read by Anna B. Doe, definitely won’t be the last. I like mixing in YA with my reading. Lines dealt with some major issues, including bullying – pointing out that even if you don’t participate but allow it to happen then you’re just as complicit in the results. Amelia is picked on by Derek’s friends and while he doesn’t actually call her names, he doesn’t stop it either. I really like how Anna B. Doe portrays Amelia as strong, resilient but also her desire to be invisible. I remember hiding behind my hair, using it as a shield to block out others.
I wasn’t so sure about Derek. He’s supposed to be an alpha male but sometimes is just a jerk, especially the early scenes. Lines had a good redemption story arc but it still felt a little weak, maybe because Amelia could be a little weak sometimes.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and hope to continue with the series. I really liked Max and I hope to see him in the future books.
I received an advanced copy of this book. This is my honest and voluntary review.
Strange noises coming out of old thing[s] give[s] them charm, give them character.
Knights are just a myth, and if you want to survive you’ll have to do it on your own.
When the night changes to light and the effect of alcohol wears off, you’re in the the same place you were before.
The way that this girl occupies my mind is driving me nuts!
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