April 22, 2016

The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker | Review

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The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker | ReviewThe Girl Who Fell on March 1, 2016
Pages: 320
Format: ARC

High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense and volatile relationship—by the new boy in school.
His obsession.Her fall.
Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.
But love has a way of changing things.
Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.
Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and … terrifying?
But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.
So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.
If she waits any longer, it may be too late.

The Girl Who Fell follows a girl named Zephyr who is an amazing field hockey player, which is what originally piqued my interest in this story. I’ve played field hockey for 6 years and absolutely loved it, so I already had something in common with Zephyr.

One day at school, a new boy named Alec shows up. He ends up talking with Zephyr because he is a friend of Zephyr’s friend. Before you know it, the two of them are falling for each other. Alec is the absolute perfect boyfriend; he’s always there for Zephyr and cares about her so much. However, before long, the relationship completely takes a turn for the worse.
I think one thing I really liked about this book is that from the outside, it looks like a pretty little contemporary. If you don’t read the synopsis, you are going to be completely surprised by what happens and the relationship completely changing and I think that’s the beauty of this lovely book. However, even though I read the synopsis and knew what was coming, I still didn’t want to believe it. I loved Alec probably as much as Zephyr did. He was so cute and cuddly and was honestly just the perfect boyfriend. Who wouldn’t want that? I can definitely see how people get stuck in unhealthy relationships so easily now.
I honestly loved this book. Shannon M. Parker wrote a book about a very touchy topic in a wonderful way and I know that I will be recommending this book endlessly.
  1. It sounds so interesting! Now I'm glad that I didn't read the synopsis because I want to be surprised when I read the book. 🙂

    Dena @ Batch of Books

  2. Michelle says:

    So glad you liked this one!! I'm super excited to read it. I love reading about how people get sucked into dark romances. It happens allllll the time, but I rarely see books about it.

  3. Tânia says:

    I confess I'm curious about this one. I first saw it on an Instagram giveaway and since then I've been wondering if I should read it or not. Darks romances aren't something I appreciate, but I just find this one so intriguing.

    Thank you for sharing your opinion. Happy readings! 😉

  4. Great review! I haven't heard too much about this one yet, but it sounds like a really good contemporary book that takes on a really serious topic. I thought it was going to be a light contemporary from the cover the first time I saw it too. I will definitely add it to my list now though.

    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  5. I bought a copy of this as soon as it came out – I was in love with the cover, too. I've heard a lot of awesome things about it, and I love how it tackles a serious issue instead of being a light and fluffy romance.

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