BLOG REVIEW : A Girl Like Me (Like Us #2) by Ginger Scott
November 19, 2017
A Girl Like Me
Like Us #2
May 26th 2017
I’m not supposed to be here.Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s stood between me and my final breath.I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as if I didn’t need any more saving.This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed.Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I shouldn’t.The world thinks he’s missing.His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead.Only I know just how special he is.I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together, we’ll face impossible—we’ll rewrite our ending.And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.
I have been waiting on this book … Yeah even for me as a kind of “professional” reader there are still those moments to say that line about a book A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott is one of books. Reading the first book in that series I can only say yes you need to do that otherwise this book will not make any sense.
When I read the first book I was really unsure in what genre I should place it – it is def. YA but it has touches of romance, contemporary, paranormal and a hint suspense.
And actually that does not change until the end of the second book. I am not sure what the author was aiming at when she twisted the story like she did but I have to admit she did it well.
There was a moment when it reminded me a little of another book that I love very much which is Prom Night in Purgatory (Purgatory #2) by Amy Harmon. Not because it has the same story – far from it – but because of the twists the author used.
This book really deserves the highest rating that is allowed where ever it is place – I assume it would be five stars. But I have to say that there was a moment when I thought the story would have deserved something more shocking or unique because at one point the story.
The whole story is so unique and refreshing that this plot string … let me call it “the bad guys” to avoid spoilers … felt too simple to plumb to fit the story. Also I stumbled at one time during the peak of the showdown because I felt that the situation was not well developed somehow.
Usually there was this unique connection between the leads that was really out of this world and then there were these pages with let me call it “nothing” for spoiler reasons. It was like SHE did not care anymore – I could not feel the relationship.
He was not with her and it was like it did not matter, with this unique leads this nothing felt bad even given the storyline at that point I would have needed to feel her devastation. And she should have been devastated … def.
Sorry about me being so cryptic – if you follow my reviews you know I am not much a fan of spoilers but some stories need a little deeper talk and this is one of them.
This whole story is so unique that I can only recommend it if you are open for stories that are not walking a straight destined line …. Still I feel the first book was a little deeper than the second – and therefore it set the bars pretty high. So as I said in total this story is a 5 star read – but this book alone maybe only 4.5 because of this (for me) not sufficient showdown plot with following “nothing” situation … So lets blame it on the bad guys for being so “simple” ?! and the rest is just me whishing for a tiny bit more …