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ARC Review | Trust by: Kylie Scott

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Trust

Title: Trust
Author: Kylie Scott
Genre: Mature YA
PUblisher: Self Published
Publication Date: July 18th, 2017

My Rating: ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮

Synopsis:

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

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✮ ✮ ✮ ✮

 

Trust, is the perfect example of how one decision, no matter how big or small, can impact the destination of a life.

Trust isn’t your typical cookie cutter YA novel.  Edie isn’t the typical YA teen character. I like how outside the box this novel is.

All Edie wanted was to make a quick run into the Drop Stop and get her snacks for the movie marathon her and her best friend were watching. She didn’t imagine that night would take a turn for the worse and she would find herself staring down the end of a loaded gun. She never imagined she would witness the brutality that one man would inflict. She never would have imagined her life would change in the blink of an eye and the bang of a gunshot.

 

Edie’s new reality is sleepless nights and fear of the unknown.

I’m a sucker for trying new novels but when I heard Kylie Scott was writing a YA novel, I’m not going to lie, I was a little hesitant with the decision to review or not to review. Let’s face it, When I think of Kylie Scott I think of Mal Erickson and all of his sexy rocker self. I decided to request a copy on Netgalley and see where that took me, because….Have you read the synopsis. This blurb literally made the decision for me. I’m glad I decided to take a chance like Kylie Scott did because I loved Trust.

Now for the reason I dropped a star. Even though I loved the hell out of Edie and Johns story and the traumatic life altering events they witnessed, I found myself a little annoyed at times. Edie is an overweight teenager. This is one reason why I loved this novel and Edie’s character, I loved how she isn’t the typical hot as hell bone thin teenager that we read all the time in novels. Her strength in dealing with the skinny cliques made her the type of heroine that I love in my novels. But, and only in a few occasions, her inner monologues and the way she viewed herself, slightly, dimmed the heroism I was feeling towards her character.

Overall,

I really enjoyed Trust! I enjoyed the different take on the YA genre. I was intrigued from start to finish. I loved the underlying threat that Edie was always feeling. The fear that ran through her at the simplest things like a blown tire sounding like a gunshot. The emotions are true and straight to the heart.

For those that are like me and are hesitant about this novel. I’m glad I pulled my head out of….the sand….and read Trust!

I would definitely recommend Trust!

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AMAZON: US | AU | UK

iBooks: US | AU

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Peace Love and Happy Reading,

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