Monday, July 11, 2016

Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff

Summary on Goodreads.

"Waverly Camdenmar spends her nights running until she can’t even think. Then the sun comes up, life goes on, and Waverly goes back to her perfectly hateful best friend, her perfectly dull classes, and the tiny, nagging suspicion that there’s more to life than student council and GPAs.Marshall Holt is a loser. He drinks on school nights and gets stoned in the park. He is at risk of not graduating, he does not care, he is no one. He is not even close to being in Waverly’s world. But then one night Waverly falls asleep and dreams herself into Marshall’s bedroom—and when the sun comes up, nothing in her life can ever be the same. In Waverly’s dreams, the rules have changed. But in her days, she’ll have to decide if it’s worth losing everything for a boy who barely exists."

What is new in this book? Nothing. I picked it because I loved The Replacement, but when I read this synopsis I pretty much knew this one would be another contemporary cliche. Even Paper Valentine was better than this.

Perfect girl (in the outside) meets bad boy (in the outside too). So two people with nothing in common get something in common...

The story is told in two povs, Waverly and Marshall's; I liked Marshall's voice. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything compelling here to keep me reading.

Although I am naturally attracted to broken characters that are more than they seem (in this case Marshall) I couldn't find a point of reference to make me hold on to the story.

The writing seemed a little elaborated to me; as if it didn't flow naturally. We also have the best friend, the mean girl... you know... the usual suspects in YA high school.

I wished Yovanoff had come up with something more original than this.