Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Reviews - Center of Gravity

Hello everyone!

So sorry for being absent last week, I've just been so busy trying to get some things organized but I am back now!

Today,  I thought I would review a book I recently read and loved, Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill! Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for sending this book to me in exchange for an honest review!


Wow! This book was amazing!

Where do I even begin?? The story is told from 5 alternating perspectives. Ava, Mitchell, Jack, Lucy and Graham. Each perspective gave new info to the story and added a layer of depth. This was actually exactly the type of story I was in the mood for. Something with some serious issues and real life problems.

While some of the chapters hit a too little close to home for me personally, the storyline of this book is fantastic. At the beginning of the book, it seems like Mitchell might not be too bad, but then the jealousy kicks in and you start to wonder what is really going on with him and why he thinks the way he does.

I felt so horrible for the kids, Jack and Sam, in this book. They have to experience something so terrible and they are so young. I honestly had no clue how Mitchell could do this to his boys.

Relationship wise, I really liked how things between Ava and Graham were kept professional. I was afraid it was going to be some weird romance that Mitchell would try to use as leverage to get back at Ava but it didn't turn out that way! They were two adults, and even though Graham was experiencing the beginning of some feelings for Ava, he understood that she was in the middle of a huge crisis and wasn't looking to add the that. I really appreciated that. So many books I read are about the damsel in distress and the guy who comes out of nowhere to save her and I'm so glad this book didn't follow that same pattern.

In the end, I could not believe the ending and what actually happened with Karen! Insane!

If you are looking for a hard hitting story with a touch of mental illness, this is the book for you!