Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Chasing Light

Book: Chasing Light
Author: Angela Jooste
Published: 15th December 2014
My Rating: 2/5
Recommend: Yes/No

Luce is too used to people leaving her life. 

When nineteen year-old Luce receives an unexpected invitation from her late father’s partner, to visit the sea house at Arlington Bay, she has no idea what awaits her, or how her life is about to be turned upside down.

Jake is great at escaping.

After a year-long road trip, Jake decides to join his sister at the sea house, unprepared for facing head on all the reasons he’s been running away since his father’s death.

Gabe just wants to find his way home.

For Gabe Summers, the remote beach at Arlington Bay is his favourite surf break, the place his family calls their second home, and where he met the only girl he’s ever loved. After living in London, Gabe’s world spins off its axis when he discovers that the girl who still haunts him has returned to Arlington Bay.

As past and present converge, old hurts, fears and memories rake up, and the ties of blood, love and loss that connect Luce, Jake and Gabe, will either keep them apart, or open the way to make changes in their lives, by realising what truly matters.

I received this book in an exchange for an honest review

I really wanted to get in to this book, unfortunately I couldn't get in to it.

There were a lot of scenes where I was just shaking my head thinking no this should not be happening. I didn't quite get this story, the language used in this book is very formative but I think there is too much detail, like 3/4 of the book just consists of Gabe, Luce and Jake telling their past and current tales. There was no romance in this book at all, just one kissing scene towards the end (any other romance is part of their memories).

What ever happened between Ella and Jake? I really did think that everyone would get their 'happily ever after' but there was no mention of them or if we would ever find out in the next book 

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