Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Review: Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller


Today WinterHaven Books is participating in the blog tour for Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller hosted by Spencer Hill Press.

TrianglesTriangles by Kimberly Ann Miller
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?
My Thoughts:
I know we have all watched Groundhog Day, where Bill Murray relieves the same day over and over again, Triangles is like that but with a unique twist.

Autumn has been having an incredibly rough few years.  She lost her dad, her mom is in a coma, her older sister treats her like a toddler, and the guy who she works with won't stop bothering her.  All she wants to do is save up enough money to escape from where she lives and leave her painful past behind her.  All she has to do is get through this last family vacation with her sister and she will be free.  A cruise to Bermuda sounds harmless right??  Wrong!  When the cruise ship finally reaches Bermuda every morning brings a new reality to Autumn.  Will she ever wake up to the life she once knew??  You have to read to find out!

This book was a complete mind twist.  I can't say I have ever read anything like it before and it definitely left an impression on me.  The story itself I really enjoyed, the main character Autumn a little not so much.   Autumn was really had to like.  She was selfish, mean, rude, and just not somebody who I would ever find myself wanting to friend.  Yes she had a hard life and I understand that she blamed herself for a lot of the things that happened to her, but that didn't give her the right to treat people the way she did.  I didn't understand why Joey liked her and kept coming back after she treated him the way she did.  I kept wanting to scream at Joey to just walk away and leave her!  Then we have Marcus and he was just a weird icky player who didn't add anything to the story in my opinion.  I honestly don't even know why he was put into the story.

What Triangles lacks in characters it makes up for in story.  I truly did enjoy this unique story.  It had a moral type ending and I was happy even though I still didn't care for Autumn that she got the ending she wanted.  I am guessing that sometimes people need to see the whole grass really isn't greener thing to realize what they have right in front of them.  Autumn is just one of those people.

So all in all a good story with a twist, but just watch out for Autumn.  You will want to strangle her, but don't let her stop you from reading the story.  The author has a writing style that will pull you in and make you wonder just what happens in the Bermuda Triangle.

3 Snowflakes


Also don't forget to check out the amazing giveaway Spencer Hill is hosting!  They are giving away a cruise!  Yes you read that right a CRUISE!   Click HERE for more information and ways you can enter.




4 comments:

  1. Love unique twists on old elements! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!!

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  2. I like the cover. Thanks for the review I will have to get this book a try now. although I'm not sure I want to enter into a giveaway that if offering a cruise when the book is about the Bermuda Triangle. Maybe we would get lost at sea... lol okay not very likely but you never know! Thanks again for the review!

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  3. I'm with you, I wanted to throttle Autumn. But I guess she needed to be an extreme so she could have her epiphany?

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