Friday, April 17, 2015

From LA to S.D.

Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining
: January 28th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
I love the idea of New Adult books. I think life in your early twenties is such an amazing time and I period of my life I'd love to relive, which is why the idea of escaping there in a book is such a great idea. And yet, in general, I wind up not being a big fan of most New Adult books I read.

The reason for this is that I'm really looking to read about normal adults in their early twenties. Instead every New Adult book I've read is about damaged characters. On top of that they're people who make some of the worst decisions ever, far worse than what I'd read in a YA book. I just wish someone would write a book about college-age students where they made relatable decisions.

Unfortunately, this book isn't that, which made it hard for me to enjoy. It's too bad in a way because out of all the NA books I've read, this was probably the best. But it's just so hard for me to enjoy reading about characters whose decision making abilities seem so wrong.

With that said, there were still some high points of this book for me. It was great reading a book that took place in both Louisiana and California (San Diego specifically, hence the post title. And I loved hearing the back story of Josie and Tristan's relationship. But not to repeat myself, I just wish they turned out to be a little more normal.

I definitely had high hopes for this book and due feel a little disappointed. But I do think, if you enjoy New Adult books this is one of the better ones out there.


Disclosure: I was provided this book from the author. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I haven't been impressed with any New Adult books I've read. I'm kind of over the genre.

  2. I don't know that I've heard of the New Adult genre, but it doesn't sound like this is the book to start with.