Book Review : Blindness by Ginger Scott

March 24, 2014 Book review 12 ★★★★

Blindness is a New Adult book that packs a heavy emotional punch.  It doesn’t humour you with perfect characters instead it makes you fall for characters that are realistically flawed.

Book Review : Blindness by Ginger ScottBlindness by Ginger Scott
Published by self published on 25 Feb 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult
Pages: 350
Format: eARC
Source: Received from Author
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four-stars

It takes a while to know who you really are. And when you lose your way, sometimes it’s hard to find it again.

Charlie Hudson was on the verge of figuring that out when her dad—the only parent and friend she ever had—died suddenly. She was barely 18, and she was alone.  So she went for easy—playing life safe, running away from a home that harbored nothing but bad memories and challenges and loving a man who would take her away from it all forever.

It’s funny how chance takes over when you need it most. And that’s exactly what brought Cody Carmichael into her life. A former motocross super star, Cody was now happy to be living the blue collar life, spending his days finishing up school and his nights under the hood of some classic car, just trying to keep everything his father taught him alive. Cody and Charlie were living parallel lives, until they finally collided. And the moment he smiled at her, Charlie knew he was the one who would change everything. But was she willing to take the risk?

Cody saw through it all. He saw her—all of her. But would letting him in be too much to take? And if Charlie let herself love him—really love him—could he love her back?

First Line of Blindness:

“People are thoughtless.”

My Thoughts on Blindness:

What I loved about this book was that I kept changing my mind about how I felt about the characters.  I would see a snippet of their character and make a rash judgement.  However later, I would see another side to their personality and I was flipping around like a pancake as to whether I loved or hated them!

I won’t lie!  The characters make some dubious decisions in life.  But then when you see and understand them better;  you start to comprehend their choices.  You still think they are crazy but you get it.  For example Charlie – the main character – is dating Trevor who is totally unsuited to her.  But gradually, it all clicks into place just why she sought out someone as safe and dependable as Trevor.

There is a love triangle!  And haters gonna hate, except this time I didn’t!!  I often hate love triangles but here because there was such intense character development, I fell into the murky depths.  And I choose my side early and never had a second’s doubt but that it was the right one.  It took Charlie a lot longer to catch up!

I loved the characters and how I felt all the emotional pain and intensity that they faced.  The three main characters have a lot of growing to do and none of them have an easy time of it.   And all of them are capable of acting like jerks at time which was just so believable but at the same time, I never lost sight of the good in them.  Trevor and Cody started out the book feeling like opposites to me but the more I got to know them, the more I saw they had in common.

And something else I really enjoyed was the dialogue.  It flowed seamlessly and made this book a very easy one to read.  I also appreciated that this book is the older side of New Adult and Charlie was facing big decisions about her future beyond college.  It adds another dimension when characters face these life altering choices that we all go through.

Overall, I had fun reading this one.  Cody and Charlie are enjoyable NA characters with a great chemistry and Trevor is a lot better than I first thought (talk about damning him with faint praise!).  The conflict between the three made for an entertaining and stimulating read.

 

Rating Report
Characters
four-half-stars
Setting
four-stars
Pace
three-half-stars
Did I feel it?
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

 

Who should read Blindness?

I’d recommend this one to fans of NA books.  If you like character driven books, emotional growth and love triangles; then I’d suggest you give this one a chance to impress you.

Thanks to Ginger Scott for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

four-stars

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12 Responses to “Book Review : Blindness by Ginger Scott”

    • trish

      Yay, delighted you won a copy. I love Ginger’s books and her character development ticks the boxes for me! Hope you enjoy Tonya.

    • trish

      Exactly I felt very twisted as I kept changing my opinions on the characters. I love a NA book that develops the characters and this one succeeded with that.

    • trish

      I know love triangles can be so annoying and not for everyone. I tend to hate them more than love them but I enjoyed this one.

  1. Lola

    Great review! This one sounds good, although I don’t like the cover for this book. Just like you I usually don’t like love triangles, but after reading a few ones that where done good I do recognize that they can be doen well. Although sometimes it’s really obvious from the start with which guy the main character will end up with, I prefer it if I keep guessing which whom she’ll end up. I really like how you describe the character personalitties and how you keep learning new things about them!
    Lola recently posted…Review: Wild Justice (Nadia Stafford #3) by Kelley Armstrong

    • trish

      I wouldn’t say the cover really matches the book. It gives it a hard edge which the book doesn’t have. It was fun to keep changing my mind about the characters.

  2. Amenah

    I started on ‘Waiting on the Sidelines’ over two months ago, and I’m still struggling with it. It seemed like the kind of book I’d really enjoy, but in the end, it got caught up in – and contributed to – a horrible reading slump. I don’t think the book itself was bad, but I’m convinced we were totally unsuited for each other (I’m still talking about the book here!). So I’m wary of picking it up another one of Ginger Scott’s books…
    But I’m glad you liked Blindness, even if I won’t be picking it up any time soon. ^-^
    Amenah recently posted…Five Reading-Slump Inducers

    • trish

      Reading Slumps are the worst and I can see why this one wouldn’t be for you. I loved Waiting on the Sidelines too we can’t all like the same books, that would be boring!

    • trish

      I love this author. Her characters are so life like and they mess up just like real people. Which makes for a fun read even if I do want the slap the characters silly at times.

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