Review: Entangled by Cat Clarke


The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper – and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she’s tried to forget. There’s falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there’s something missing. As hard as she’s trying to remember, is there something she just can’t see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction. (via Goodreads)

My Review:

I was so excited to read this, I couldn’t wait! I’d heard a lot of great early buzz on it, and I knew it was going to be good. Thanks to Star Book Tours, I got a chance to read it.

Well, I did think it was a very well-written book, but I can’t say it lived up to my (admittedly high) expectations. Like I said – the writing was very good, and I think the exploration of emotions and relationships was very well done. However, I think the psychological aspects of the book took away from being able to have a real connection with the characters.

Since Grace’s problems and inner thoughts were being so well described, I never got a chance to connect with her. We went straight to her inner turmoil without getting a chance (or a reason) to like her. It made it hard for me to care about her character.

What kept me reading was definitely the writing, not the characters. I do love – love – how she worked out the plot and Grace being trapped in the white room. I won’t be going into any more detail on that, but I did think that was a fantastic idea.

So, while the book had several things going for it, it just wasn’t something that I fell in love with or would ever read again.

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Misty December 18, 2010, 7:01 pm

    Hmm. Shame it didn't live up, it is a great cover. I do that to myself, too, getting all excited, sometimes knowing a book could never live up (but then when it does!)…I'll probably still read this, but I don't think I'll be buying it. 🙂

  • Girl on a Mission December 18, 2010, 8:35 pm

    Oh wow that sucks…it has such a great summary! Well at least it's written well…

  • Jéssica December 20, 2010, 5:31 pm

    This book sounds intriguing … i'm going to have to check it out!


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