Review of Sublime Karma by Peyton Garver

  • Title:  Sublime Karma
  • Author: Peyton Garver
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
  • Publication date: November 30 2016
  • Pages: 277
  • Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:

When Brie’s stepfather moves the family for what he calls a new beginning, it’s not the new beginning the beautiful, yet guarded, senior would have hoped for. Brie is instantly targeted by jealous girls at her new school, and the only available seat on her bus is next to the school’s star wide receiver, Jake, who for some reason, finds her offensive. After a humiliating article and picture of Brie is posted in the online school journal, a demon she thought she’d overcome resurfaces, and her life unravels. A newly compassionate Jake has finally taken an interest in her, but can Brie learn to trust her heart, or will she miss out on the best thing that ever happened to her?

Jake has his own secrets and has built his own walls, but eventually his curiosity about the new girl gets the best of him. Unfortunately, now there is competition: the captain of her cross-country team. Jake’s romantic histories with the girl next door and the school’s queen bee, adds tension to a simmering tempest when all he wants is Brie. Is he strong enough to help the one he loves weave sense into her crumbling new reality while overcoming his own tainted past?

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Received a free copy for an honest review.

Sublime Karma is a great read for anyone who enjoys reading about the high school food chain. There is bullying and a great example of kids creating cliques to divide the student population. Than there is young love, which is always a plus with me.

I will warn that there are some sensitive topics in this book that may be tough for some readers.

The character of Brie was very interesting. I didn’t expect her to be so shy or timid and though its not something I would normally look for in a character, it worked for her. Brie struggled with a lot in life weather it was at home or at school. I understood right away why she had so many issues but sometimes she got on my nerve. I felt like she overreacted to a few things and I know that it was because of her issues but I couldn’t help but feel like some of it was just over the top.

Jake on the other hand was great but I had my frustrations with him to. I loved the way he was with his family and his friends. He never seemed fake or said something just to make someone feel better. He stood up for what he believed in which was great. The only thing is I felt like his emotions for the girls in this book were all over the place.

This really was a good book but I had my own issues with it. I felt like there was so much going on, and so many different love triangles that it was hard to keep up. Sometimes I had to go back a few pages to make sure I didn’t miss something. The worse thing for me is that the ending felt very unfinished to me, I was left with so many unanswered questions. Normally having one or two questions left unanswered isn’t that big of a deal for me. But with this book I felt there were just too many unanswered questions for me to over look. Again I know all of this sounds very negative but it was a good story. The plot its self was the main interest for me.  Sublime Karma is worth a read.

 

 

 

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