Chaotic by C.A. Williams
Release date: May 10, 2013
My rating: (really 3.5 stars)
Adelaide McGregor was spinning out of control, in a world of pain that no one knew anything about. She put up a front, displaying a picture perfect girl that everyone wanted to be, but no one was truly there for her. Then she was sent away to live near her grandparents due to bad behavior when her mother decided she just didn't want to deal with her any longer. Without a penny to her name and no where else to go, her life was uprooted to North Carolina. Everything seems to be changing for the better with her fresh new start until she meets a guy who flips her world upside down all over again. Sometimes you have to make it through the struggles of imperfection in life for everything to come out as complete perfection, but Della hasn't quite learned that lesson yet.
This book had me going back and forth in liking and not so sure if I liked. In the end, I liked the book. I loved Della’s character. Although she had led a privileged life, she was able to see what life was really about when everything was taken from her. Her character was open to learning life lessons and self-discovery. You don’t typically come across characters quite like her, similar but different.
I loved Justin. Who doesn’t? It’s the typical cliché, but yet you don’t ever want to truly hate him like some bad boys. Bad boys should have a love-hate relationship with the reader, but not Justin. That just wouldn’t fit with the storyline.
Nash, I didn’t like him at all from day one. He is a douchebag. He is the undercover bad boy. He is manipulative and selfish. Although he served a purpose in this story, I could have done without him completely!!
This book is well written and will be hard to put down, for the most part. I will admit there were parts that were lagging for me. But I would think that is true for a lot of books. It’s a unique story and is mapped out well. The connections and reconnections the characters make are realistic. Now, the only thing I was disappointed with in the book is the emotions. I find myself saying this a lot lately… I wanted to feel more of an emotional rollercoaster with this book. It wasn’t there for me. I liked the ride, but it wasn’t the ride I would think of considering the story.
I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a serious but light read. It isn’t hard to read, and it won’t take you long to get through it.
C.A. Williams lives in Michigan and is married to her high school sweetheart. While being a stay at home to her two boys she likes to read and write in between cleaning up messes and being a short order cook. Cori always had a love for books since the time she first started reading and started swapping books with her mom when she got a little older. Her love for reading turned into a love for writing and Cori has enjoyed every second of it. Thanks to all of her readers!
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