Annmarie McQueen will be starting a course in English literature with creative writing at university this year. She loves writing fiction and poetry more than anything, and has recently won the Simon Powell poetry prize. Her favourite genre to both read and write is young adult and her dream is to one day get her books published in print. Apart from writing, she also enjoys playing badminton, photography, and is mildly obsessed with her ukulele. She loves Starbucks almost as much as her laptop, and can generally be found there on the weekends. Her favourite authors include J.K Rowling, Anthony Horowitz, Haruki Murakami, Sylvia Platt, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Suzanne Collins (author of the Hunger Games series).
Cold Waterby Annmarie McQueen
Roped into staying with him for the summer, Hope is determined not to enjoy herself. Ash is determined to change that, and figure out the dark
Hope Weller has a grudge against the world. Tired of living with her controlling older sisters, she runs away from home only to faint and wake up in the home of a strange boy called Ash with mesmerising, chocolate eyes.
Roped into staying with him for the summer, Hope is determined not to enjoy herself. Ash is determined to change that, and figure out the dark secret she's hiding. However when the resident pyromaniac suddenly takes an interest in her and Ash proves to be not all he seems, Hope has to decide who to trust to finally settle an old score.
Chaos and broken plates are sure to ensue. But from the shattered porcelain, can something else blossom as well?
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This book was awesome. I really hope there will be a second book.
Es muy bueno libro. Voy a leer es libro y yo amor de libro. Vamos (me amigas y yo) leemos libro de ensayo, la piscina, la casa, la clase, y la reunio`n . No es pesimo. Leer es libro!
When I first picked up this book, it didn't exactly hook me. But, I paid for it and it takes a LOT for me to quit on a book, so I read on...and after a while, I was enjoying it. Hope is a bit negative and refers to herself and her family as "broken" a lot, which slightly annoyed me, but all and all, I was glad she was the main character. I especially loved how Hope and Ash, her "savior," bickered instead INSTANTLY falling for each other like in every OTHER YA book. The author definitely gets brownie points for that! The plot was a bit bland in my opinion. Actually at first, it seems like there is no plot at all and the whole book is about Hope and Ash arguing (which is funny, but if there's not plot to really support it, it gets old). But then, *cue dramatic music* Ben Hastle, the story's antagonist comes in and most of the rest of the story is about Hope trying to figure out why Ben and Ash hate each other. The author did a good job making you want to figure out Ash and Ben's feud, but I felt that Hope figured out the reason for it a bit too easily and that the climax was a bit random. The author did choose to end the book very well and realistically, though...which might disappoint people who like fairytale or sad endings, but for me, it was pretty satisfying. In the end, this book isn't the greatest...or the worse. It's a good read for young adults who like a nice, calm story--so don't expect it to make you cry like at the end of My Sister's Keeper or be as lovey-dovey as Twilight. If you're thinking about buying it, for $2.99 I defintely would. No, this book isn't action-packed or suspenseful. Yes, it takes a while to get into it. But I felt even with all that, it was a worthwhile read and I wish I could rate it 3.5 stars! (>_<)