When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.
Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life — and her death — neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…
First Sentence: The girl is bent into odd angles when she wakes.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
I very very rarely write DNF reviews. In fact, this one would be my third DNF review that I’ve ever written. I’ve tried and tried with this one – I started Sublime back in October 2014, hoping that it’ll be amazing since I enjoyed Christina and Lauren’s adult books. To my surprise, I dropped Sublime after reading it for ten minutes, picked it up again five days later, only to promptly drop it again.
To see why, you’ll have to take this quick four question quiz I mentally compiled while reading.
1) You meet a girl you don’t know and she walks up to you. She says, “I think I’m here for you” and promptly runs away before you can say anything. Do you:
a) Run away.
b) Run away and get a restraining order asap.
c) Dream and daydream about the gorgeous colors of her eyes.
2) You try leaving the school camp grounds, but you keep finding yourself getting “snapped” back to the school grounds every time you try to leave. Do you:
a) Freak out and then do some more freaking out.
b) Investigate and try to get to the bottom of this mystery. Why does this keep happening?
c) Think what is…oh look, there’s [insert the love interest’s name here]! -stares at him/her-
3) You have the above problem AND you later find out that you’re unable to throw away the clothes you woke up wearing. You:
a) Curl into a ball and cry for days. Why do you have to deal with all of this? Life is hard enough!
b) Keep searching for some answers. There must be a logical explanation somewhere!
c) Think who cares – I want to know more about [insert the love interest’s name here]! Is it so dangerous to want to know someone else without first knowing all about yourself?* If so, too bad.
4) You like your love interest’s blondish-white (more white than blond) hair color. You happen to talk to your best friend one day and the topic of the love interest came up. Your best friend mentions that her hair color is brown, not blondish-white. You:
a) Immediately think you need to get your eyes checked.
b) Immediately think your best friend needs to get his/her eyes checked.
c) Think awww, I like seeing him/her differently!
If you pick all “c”‘s for this pop quiz, you basically think like the heroine and hero in Sublime and this book would be the perfect book for you! If you’re turned off of this like I am, I kindly suggest you avoid this book, especially since all this happened within the first thirty pages or so.
There are also tons of inconsistencies in the first few pages (seriously guys, my notes were FULL with rants on how impossible this all was) along with tons of telling, but no showing.
Overall, Sublime is definitely and sadly not the book for me.
*that is an actual quote from the book.