Review: Black Iris by Leah Reader

Posted July 26, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Black Iris by Leah ReaderBlack Iris by Leah Raeder
Published by Simon and Schuster on April 28th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBT
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Source: Purchased
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“Love is not a thing that we create. It’s an undoing.”
It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors began. Slut, they called her. Queer. Psycho. Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn’t worth sticking around for.
If Laney could erase that whole year, she would. College is her chance to start with a clean slate.
She’s not looking for new friends, but they find her: charming, handsome Armin, the only guy patient enough to work through her thorny defenses—and fiery, filterless Blythe, the bad girl and partner in crime who has thorns of her own.
But Laney knows nothing good ever lasts. When a ghost from her past resurfaces—the bully who broke her down completely—she decides it’s time to live up to her own legend. And Armin and Blythe are going to help.
Which was the plan all along.
Because the rumors are true. Every single one. And Laney is going to show them just how true.
She’s going to show them all.

I think what made me pick up this book at the bookstore was the summary. It intrigued me, and I was like WHAT RUMORS OMG WHAT RUMORS. And that last few lines. “Laney is going to show them just how true. She’s going to show them all.” This book, guys, is about a girl who wanted to have revenge. I was pulled in since the first page because the book was written in such a compelling way, that makes you go like WHA- THIS GIRL IS INSANE AF BUT I LOVE HER, or maybe that’s just me. Laney is a freaking walking time bomb. Reading about her life makes my heart beat a little bit too fast, and that’s what I love about reading certain books. That adrenaline rush. And then there’s Armin and Blythe. Two different people with two completely different personalities. I love Armin. He was charming, and innocent. He fell in love a little too quickly, hence that innocent image. Blythe, on the other hand, was the complete opposite. She was a wreck. A menace. She never really fell in love with anybody until Laney came along. Throughout this whole book, you will try to understand who Laney really was. And what she was up to. But you know what will screw you up? THAT PLOT TWIST. THAT SHIT ASS PLOT TWIST. I was just there like, UH EXCUSE ME? You will finish this book and end up staring at the wall, but you will love this book because it is one of a kind.

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