ARC Review: The Fix2:00 AM
Title: The Fix
Author: Natasha Sinel
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: September 1st 2015
My Rating: 3 Stars
One conversation is all it takes to break a world wide open.
Seventeen-year-old Macy Lyons has been through something no one should ever have to experience. And she’s dealt with it entirely alone.
On the outside, she’s got it pretty good. Her family’s well-off, she’s dating the cute boy next door, she has plenty of friends, and although she long ago wrote her mother off as a superficial gym rat, she’s thankful to have allies in her loving, laid-back dad and her younger brother.
But a conversation with a boy at a party one night shakes Macy out of the carefully maintained complacency that has defined her life so far. The boy is Sebastian Ruiz, a recovering addict who recognizes that Macy is hardened by dark secrets. And as Macy falls for Sebastian, she realizes that, while revealing her secret could ruin her seemingly perfect family, keeping silent might just destroy her.
The Fix follows two good-hearted teenagers coming to terms with the cards they were dealt. It’s also about the fixes we rely on to cope with our most shameful secrets and the hope and fear that comes with meeting someone who challenges us to come clean.
I was given an ARC by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Fix is an in-between book for me. I felt like the parts that I liked and didn't like were equal, thus I'm giving it 3 stars. It's very hard for me to describe or write a review for this book, so I'm going to do a list review instead.
What I liked:
• The issues tackled - abuse, drugs, mental ilness
• Rebecca - the ever-supportive friend
• The MC's relationship with Gavin, her little brother
• Darren and his observance
What I didn't like:
• The cheating, even though the main character doesn't own up to it.
• How things ended - her relationships with her parents and Chris were left out/hanging.
• The story was slow at times.
It's really hard to review this book. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I may or may not recommend this book, since I think that this isn't for everyone. If you think that the synopsis is something that intrigues you, then definitely try this out.
3 stuck in between stars