Sublime by Christina Lauren
True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors ofBeautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author ofShatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read".
When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.
Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…
3.5 out of 5 stars
This intriguing and mysterious story has totally gotten under my skin. There were so many elements and details learned about Colin and Lucy. More than once did I think, “wait? what!” But I kept on reading and absorbing everything, wanting to know what would happen with them. You could see all these dots getting connected - it was a trip! There was a slow build to the end, which left me feeling lost and sad and even a little confused.
I loved that it was dual POV so you’re in Colin and Lucy’s heads trying to understand and make sense of their logic. There are moments of teenage angsts and their pull and attraction to one another was crazy and slightly scary.
Pacing wise it was decent. The first 100 pages seemed to fly by but after that I felt like it dragged a bit. The last half was a bit more gripping and had me anxious with all the details coming to light.
It was all just kind of trippy and haunting. Definitely a story that makes you think and sticks with you. I liked it a lot but it leaves me with a “what the heck did I just read” eerie feeling. Be prepared for an otherworldly ride.
Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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