Genre: Romance, Young Adult
Recommendation: Absolutely. I would recommend this to anyone that loves a book that will make you laugh, almost cry and then laugh about almost crying.
Summary: +Easy read+ Great characters + Awesome dialogue and witty banter – cliffhanger +easy to follow
Don’t love your enemy. Declare war on him.
Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship.
All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.
Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.
The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.
The game board: East Summit High.
The reward: Something neither of them expected.
Love Me Never by Sara Wolf is a delightfully hilarious and fun read that was previously released as Lovely Vicious and will be available on April 5,2016. I absolutely fell in love with the dialogue in this book at first sight. Isis, the majority narrator, is snarky, bitter, full of sarcastic retorts and extremely creative insults. She is a busy, disorganized, awkward and eternally hyper seventeen year old who spends her days having inner conversations out loud ( without realizing it) and sticking up for the few people who she calls friends. She is awesome and even though she is really funny, Isis has wounds that go deep and she carries around a lot of self doubt. I feel like a lot of teenagers and young adults can relate to a majority of her issues.
Jack is the perfect guy to hate, and the perfect guy to hate because you find yourself unable to hate him. Just when you think he is the perfect nominee for Throat Punch Thursday he goes and redeems himself with some unintentional good deed. I hate to admit it but really liked his character.
There are a few things in this book that made me raise an eyebrow, mainly the idea that Jack worked where he did. Pretty sure that would cause a huge legal conundrum. I also felt like even though I adored Isis, she reminded me at times of that friend everyone has that just won’t shut up and doesn’t know when to quit. Like the Energizer Bunny on a hamster wheel. We also don’t get the full story on why Isis is the way she is about guys. Lets hope the next book gives it up.
Everyone should at least try this book. The writing is so good, but it is one of those you will either fall completely into book lust with or you will despise it. It is cliffhanger positive so, prepare yourself. It is totally worth it.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review via NetGalley. Thank you Sara Wolf and Entangled Publishing for the chance to meet Jack and Isis!