There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love.
My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.
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Release Date: July 10, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Coming of Age (Musicians)
Actual Rating: 3 stars
Unpopular Opinion Alert: I liked this book but I didn't love it. It's hard for me to describe exactly why so I am just going to say that I wasn't in the mood for it.
The Accidentals is Sarina Bowen's first YA romance novel and I certainly praise her for her amazing storytelling ability. She writes perfection and in most cases, I fall deep in love with her characters and novels. Unfortunately, this book felt to me like it was missing something. Perhaps it's the fact that there wasn't enough romance? It was more of a coming of age novel with a bit of romance thrown in. I went into thinking it was a musician romance but honestly felt it to be lacking in this department. Sure, the heroine's father is a famous rock-star and she sings in a group, but there wasn't much (or enough) detail. And for the romance, she did meet someone that she fell for, but the it seemed like one moment she liked him and the next she was in love. It just didn't feel right to me. That's not to say the author did a terrible job because it she didn't. It just didn't vibe with me like I had hoped when I first picked it up.
As I said, my opinion may be unpopular as it doesn't reflect others on the title. Many will fall head over heels in love with this one, so please don't let only my opinion sway you in terms of whether you read it or not. I just didn't feel it the moment I read it. Maybe if I go back to it at a future date my opinions will change.
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