Monday, April 27, 2015

A Wrecked.. Wreckage ♥ by Emily Bleeker Review

Monday, April 27, 2015

Wreckage
Emily Bleeker

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  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (March 1, 2015)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477821930
  • Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Nobles
  • Source: Review Copy was provided via Lake Union Publishing(Amazon).

  • Synopsis: Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can’t tell the real story—so they lie. The public is fascinated by the castaways’ saga, but Lillian and Dave must return to their lives and their spouses. Genevieve Randall—a hard-nosed journalist and host of a news program—isn’t buying it. She suspects Lillian’s and Dave’s explanations about the other crash survivors aren’t true. And now, Genevieve’s determined to get the real story, no matter how many lives it destroys. In this intriguing tale of survival, secrets, and redemption, two everyday people thrown together by tragedy must finally face the truth…even if it tears them apart.

  •  Lillian Linden and Dave Hall were stuck on an deserted island after their plane had crashed in the South Pacific. They have been missing for over two years, they have been found, and they're on the spotlight now. Everyone wants to know what happened on the island, and how they survived. Genevieve Randall is hard-headed journalist who wants to get her story and needs to get the actual facts on what happened. Now secrets are exposed.. I was quite excited to read this novel because it has adventure, and I've said it numerous times - survival stories are always my most favorite. I did like how Wreckage started out, it's told from past and present tone - it's something that you can easily engage yourself with. 
  • Lillian Linden is a married woman with children. Dave Hall is married as well, however, he does not have children. I believe his wife is infertile which causes chaos in his family because his wife is bit dumb as well. Which stable human being needs reminders for hormonal injections? You're not a child honestly. Mark it on your calender, set a date or something and yet his wife has the audacity to blame her husband for not reminding her.. Right. Both of the characters Lillian and Dave are appealing, they're strong yet vulnerable which gave a realistic twist to the book. The character development was great as well, and the humor part of the novel was interesting. The romance wasn't that bad, and I mean the romance between Lillian and Dave. I still would have liked more depth. I couldn't connect to their feelings, although, I could understand their actions.
"Sometimes you have to lie. Sometimes it's the only way to protect the ones you love."

  • Wreckage could have easily been five stars for me, it was five stars for me until more than halfway to the ending. The first half was fantastic, but I didn't like the second half at all which brings the book down quite a bit. The survival and action part as usual was wonderful, I couldn't wait to see what happens now. I did learn a thing and two from it as well. The ending is not what I was expected, it's not what I expected of their partners to all mushy gushy still. The partners were being ridiculous, that's NOT how normal people react. It's not believable..  Moving on, Lillian and Dave are married.. just not to each other. There is cheating in this novel, it's obvious with the synopsis there was a romance of some kind. It's understandable why they turned to each other because they had no one else, they had no hope on the island.. I'm trying not to judge them though, but that's not an excuse really. If I was a married woman with CHILDREN, I would think atleast twice before turning to another man. The concept of the book is wonderful, and I could understand why the characters had to lie to the whole world except they shouldn't have lied to their partners. That was overall something different from a lot of survival novels I've read. Wreckage has a fascinating concept, although, the story fell short from being fantastic. 
Recommended for fans of On The Island.

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28 comments:

  1. Wonderful review!

    I haven't heard/seen this book, but the concept, as you mentioned, is very intriguing. It's the whole cheating thing that makes me pause. I try to not judge, if I read a book with cheating involved and sometimes I can handle it, but it can be hard. Cheating is serious and something I, personally, can't really get into when reading... I think the whole her being married with children would turn me away from the story. :(

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Magen ♥ & Yes, I agree - although, they were stuck on an island together so I could understand their actions.

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  2. I am not sure that I love the whole cheating part, but it sounds interesting. I think I will put it on my TBR!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Hope you enjoy this one though :) ♥

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  3. That's a shame that the book had an interesting concept but wasn't executed too well. I'm not sure how I would feel about that for sure. I also wouldn't like the romance for sure. I hate cheating more than anything in my books.
    Great review, Benish!

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    1. Yes, the cheating was what annoyed me as well, the ending was just unrealistic.

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  4. Well that's a let down. It does sound pretty interesting but reading through what happened there in the end... I don't think I'm gonna like it. Great review, Benish! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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    1. Thank you Czai ♥ Maybe you could have a different opinion about it?

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  5. I love survival stories but not sure if this one is for me.

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  6. This book actually reminds me of another book I have read called Primal and it basically has the same concept as this one! However, I hated that book because I found it to be far too sexual and explicit in a disturbing way. Maybe I should try this one and see if I do like it some more.

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    1. Oh really, another survival story? I tried to look up Primal on Goodreads but ended up finding some CIA terrorism books. YIKES. I did like the book for halfway into the story, the ending did bothered me alot. It was a little too wholesome.

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  7. "that's NOT how normal people react"

    But normal reactions are so boring. lol. Hmm ... this sounds interesting. Wasn't there a movie or TV movie kind of like this?

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    1. There could have been, but I'm not sure & lol that's true, normal can be boring but it's less believable when it's not a normal reaction. It seemed too good to be true.

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  8. It's a shame about the ending otherwise this would be exactly what I would like in a book. I still want to check it out for myself though!

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  9. It's sad when a book that sounds so good falls a bit short. I do wonder what they lied about. I don't like romances were they cheat on their husband/ wife or boyfriend/girlfriend, at least break up first, although ofcourse that wasn't an option here as they are on an island. I haven't read a lot of survival books, so I am not sure if I like them or not. Great review!

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  10. This reminds me of On An Island.. Bummer that the second half fizzled.

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    1. It's similar but no survival book can beat On The Island for me :)

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  11. This does sound like a good concept. It is a shame they were actually married though, one actually having children, that would be a difficult element to sell correctly. It sounds like a good read regardless.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. I agree, the book could have been better ♥

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  12. Oh wow, the synopsis for this book sounds super intriguing. Pitty that execution was not that perfect. Great review, Benish!

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  13. NO the cheating sounds horrible, but TBH I'm not really surprised hearing how the couple kind of treat each other at the start! Too bad, because the survival and stuff sounds really interesting!

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts Jeann - It could have been a fantastic book though, I really liked the concept.

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  14. Gah...I sense a cheating plotline there. Even if you gave it 1k stars, I'm not sure I could bring myself to read it. (That's one of my biggest pet peeves in books. I just cannot forget and get over it.) Great review though.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

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  15. Love survival type stories too! Don't know how I'd feel about the cheating, but to be honest, their partners sound ugh, and I hate things that just don't feel realistic. :(

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    1. Yes, I'm so glad you could relate Kristy ! <3

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