Out of Control

Out of Control

by Sarah Alderson
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Out of Control 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Sanz71 More than 1 year ago
INITIAL THOUGHTS Blurb sounds good even though not particularly my usual genre. Not read anything by this Author before either so all new, a voyage of discovery awaits! MY REVIEWS The cover depicts the young male/possible felon called Jay and Liva who is unfortunate enough to have witnessed a murder. I really like the byline bit on the cover as it sums up what Liva does in the book in a nutshell without giving too much away! Would the cover make me pick it up from a book shelf? Being totally honest the cover put me off initially.  So after reading just 7% here is my reaction: Wow talk about an action packed beginning! Witnessing a murder, then at the police station there's a shoot out and you're rescued by a possible murderer! The two main characters are Liva (Olivia) and Jay (Jaime) and yes they meet in an unlikely situation and if they had passed on a street they probably wouldn't have thought each other "friend" material.  They do end up trusting each other with their lives. It soon becomes apparent that someone is trying to kidnap Liva, and after Liva helping Jay "escape" the bloodbath at the Police Station Jay feels he owes her. So initially its a sense of duty that keeps him hanging around Liva but as the book progresses they both develop much deeper stronger feelings for each other. The mystery in the book is Who is after Olivia (liva)? Is it something to do with her fathers job? Can Liva and Jaime (Jay) stay safe until they can meet up with Liva's father? Lots of drama,sneaking about and action, & suspense. I can't go into more detail as I feel you should read the intricacies of the plot by reading the book for yourselves. What more can I say I was kid of going "wow" "OMG" and sat on the edge of my seat for a lot of this book. Sarah Alderson writes in such away you feel like you are running along away from the danger along with Liva & Jay. You want them to escape, you feel their confusion as to who is chasing them. One of my favourite scenes in the book is when Yoyo and Liva are in the club dancing. I of course also love, love, love the relationship between Liva and Jay. Even though they are from totally different backgrounds they pull together to survive. You go through a lot of emotions in this book, from fearful, clenching your teeth, smiling, sighing etc. There is a point in the book when Liva's and Jay's "current problems" actually cross over. I can't say without giving a major spoiler . . but you'll so know when you get to that point in the book. I was so surprised it had honestly not crossed my mind. My realisation happened slowly at the same time and pace as Liva's in the book. So Did I enjoy the book? I was slightly surprised that I loved it, as I wasn't so sure I would. Would I recommend the book? Yes, I'd go so far as to say I loved this and would put it alongside the Katie McGarry Pushing the Limits Series. I grew to love Jay as much as I did Isaiah form Katie McGarry's books. Would I read a Bk2, if there is/was one? Although the book comes to a conclusion, there could be more, I mean Liva & Jay were so impressive in the "Ferry Scene" maybe they could become trainee FBI Agents? . . .Would I read more titles by Sarah Alderson? I would definitely love to read more titles by Sarah Alderson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. It was definitely one of those books that I could not put down.
Bdanelle More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read in a long time! Started reading in the early evening and when I looked up at the clock it was 4:00AM. In other words it was hard to set the book down. So glad I purchased this book it was a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Sarah‘s Lila series, and a few of her other books. But, Out of Control was just not one of my favorite of her books. Sure I liked it enough, but then there were also some things that I didn’t like too. The Plot I loved the concept of the book. But honestly, I needed a little more for me to really love the book. I felt like though the whole book they were just running. And then the bad guys would catch up to them and they would get out the situation just in time to run again. And it does have a few twist and turns. That was nice because I didn’t see those happening. And I liked the part about Liva former body guard. That was great. I also like the crazy banter between the characters. Like I said it had some things I liked and it also had somethings I didn’t. The Characters… I liked Liva at the beginning of the book, but at times I didn’t like the decisions she made.It was just certain things that she would do that made no since what so ever. And Jay. I could not understand why he would do the things he done for his brother. Well, I do understand to some extent but still, he should have just told him no. As for the secondary characters, they were okay. Nothing much to say about them. Overall thoughts… As much as it pains me to say this, this is my least favorite Sarah book. My problem with it is pretty much the whole book. Mostly Liva and Jay. I really wish that we had got another chapter or two at the end. It ended so abruptly. Happy Reading 3 out of 5 stars!!!
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
WOW this book will keep you on edge! Everything that happens is one thing after another and some you don't even see coming! Sarah Alderson did an amazing job with this book! Placing her on my all time fav authors! I really don't believe I would have been able to handle everything that Liva did! this is a book you don't want to pass up! *received for an honest review*