Sunday, January 17, 2016

99 Chapters Of Me Cringing - 99 Days by Katie Cotugno Review

99 Days by Katie Cotugno Review

99 Days had so much potential. The setting up of the world and characters was done so well, I felt so much sympathy for Molly. I was really enjoying the book, till about halfway or so.

AMAZON|GOODREADS|BOOK DEPOSITORY

Title: 99 Days
Author: Katie Cotugno
Series: Stand Alone
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Library

Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.


Rating


Favorite Quote

"For example, here is my homecoming card from your sister."


I really really like Katie Contugo's writing style. It flows so smoothly. Though unfortunately while I did really enjoy her writing I can't say the same for the plot of 99 days.

The "love triangle" started to drive me nuts in the second half of the novel. I kinda didn't really see the purpose for it. It was literally just Molly repeating her previous mistakes and I wished she'd learned from her previous debacle and had not made the same mistakes.


Though there were some parts that I liked. The author brings up a very valid point about the women normally being blamed for everything and the man getting off scot free when it comes to cheating. Which is totally messed up and unfair. (not that I think cheating is morally right, just both parties should share the blame equally.)

Also though probably not terribly realistic I think the whole mother reveals daughter's huge mistake by writing a best-selling novel about her love life was an interesting addition to the story.

The ending was pretty nicely done. For all my qualms with the book itself I still think that the plot was wrapped up relatively well.

I feel like maybe if this book had gone in a different direction 99 Days might have become a favorite book of mine.


FINAL THOUGHTS


While I didn't have a good experience with 99 Days I think I'd definitely check out the next book of Katie Contugo's. After all I really enjoyed her writing even if the plot really wasn't for me.