Monday, 13 July 2015

Chasing Light by Angela Jooste

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Angela Jooste.
Chasing Light
Blurb (From Goodreads):
Luce is too used to people leaving her life.

When nineteen year-old Luce receives an unexpected invitation from her late father’s partner, to visit the sea house at Arlington Bay, she has no idea what awaits her, or how her life is about to be turned upside down.

Jake is great at escaping.

After a year-long road trip, Jake decides to join his sister at the sea house, unprepared for facing head on all the reasons he’s been running away since his father’s death.

Gabe just wants to find his way home.

For Gabe Summers, the remote beach at Arlington Bay is his favourite surf break, the place his family calls their second home, and where he met the only girl he’s ever loved. After living in London, Gabe’s world spins off its axis when he discovers that the girl who still haunts him has returned to Arlington Bay.

As past and present converge, old hurts, fears and memories rake up, and the ties of blood, love and loss that connect Luce, Jake and Gabe, will either keep them apart, or open the way to make changes in their lives, by realising what truly matters.

Chasing Light by Angela Jooste

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Chasing Light(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Angela Jooste.)

This was an okay story, but I found it quite difficult to get into.

The characters in this weren’t awful, I just couldn’t relate to them or get a feel for them at all. I kept expecting to feel something, but I didn’t really feel anything until right at the end, and even then I just didn’t care that much.

The storyline in this was about messed up relationships (I think), to be honest I had trouble following the storyline, and who was entangled with who. I’m not sure this was the book’s fault; it might just have been that the writing style just didn’t work for me. I likewise didn’t really understand the romance either.

The ending to this was okay, and the characters seemed to be happy enough.
6 out of 10

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