Friday, 13 March 2015

Review - Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen

Title: Life Unaware
Author: Cole Gibsen
Pages: 320
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Release date: 28th April 2015

Blurb from Goodreads:

Regan Flay has been talking about you.

Regan Flay is on the cusp of achieving her control-freak mother's "plan" for high school success -- cheerleading, student council, the Honor Society--until her life gets turned horribly, horribly upside down. Every bitchy text. Every bitchy email. Every lie, manipulation, and insult she's ever said have been printed out and taped to all the lockers in school.

Now Regan has gone from popular princess to total pariah.

The only person who even speaks to her is her former best friend's hot but socially miscreant brother, Nolan Letner. Nolan thinks he knows what Regan's going through, but what nobody knows is that Regan isn't really Little Miss Perfect. In fact, she's barely holding it together under her mom's pressure. But the consequences of Regan's fall from grace are only just beginning. Once the chain reaction starts, no one will remain untouched...

Especially Regan Flay.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

Regan Flay is one of the most popular girls at her school. On the outside she has the perfect life but really Regan is plagued by panic attacks due to the overwhelming pressure her politician mother puts on her.
Regan's life is turned upside down when papers with every mean text and email Regan wrote are posted on the lockers at school. No one wants anything to do with Regan, even her so-called best friends but Nolan, who is unpopular and her old best friend's brother, suddenly seems to be wherever Regan is and usually with a camera in his hand.
As Regan's feelings for Nolan grow can she cope with being a social outcast?

Life Unaware was a good read.
I found Regan likeable and relatable. I enjoyed reading as she grew as a person.
Nolan was also a character that I liked - he was quite sweet at times.
The plot and pacing were good and I found the writing style easy to follow.
Bullying is an all too common problem and I liked how we saw it from the bully's point of view and the reason behind why Regan did it - to stay in everyone's good books.
I thought the bathroom stall idea at the end of the book was brilliant - people are always so negative and rude to/about each other it would be awesome if we could all just see the good in people.
The romance wasn't over the top and I liked when Regan and Nolan interacted together. 

Overall this was an enjoyable read that I would recommend.