I was in such a book slum – for three freaking months! It was because of year-end exams and starting this year as a graduating cohort with national exams that caused this slum. Luckily for me, Ugly Love brought me out of a ugly slum!
Ready for my first 2017 review? Leggo.
Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published: August 2014
Reading Timeline: 20-25 February 2017
(I always try my best to give a spoiler-free review! So you can enjoy reading the book and my review with ease 😊 spoilers marked with *)
It’s the beautiful moments like these that make up for the ugly love.
Miles: It is really amazing how intrigued I am to know about what really happened to Miles and Rachel — *to the extend that Miles would sob about her when he’s drunk. Miles being a co-pilot with this type of silent yet charming (in a silent way, of course) demeanour really drew me into the character a lot.
Tate: Tate’s character just makes me roll my eye a little, though she really is a cool character and has an affectionate personality! She, as a character herself, didn’t really make an impact on me after the read, but her relationship with Miles did 🙂
Emotional rollercoaster up ahead: I really sobbed at parts when my emotions get the better of me. You can really feel the character’s struggle and pain! Everything would be going so smoothly that you’d go “Eh”, and then emotional icebergs would just pile up one after another when you least expect it.
My thoughts on the Duo-POVs: I don’t usually like books with two point of views, but I find it really unique that the chapters in this book alternates between Tate’s POV and ‘Past-Miles’ POV, but never Miles in the present. It really intrigued me as to see the difference in Miles personality from six years ago and now.
The flashback chapters are also very interesting. The words in these chapters are always aligned in the centre — just like a poem. It made me think that maybe their ‘true love’ might all be just a fantasy, or maybe even a tragic romance (like most poems try to convey.)
*My response while I was reading a particular part: Eeek! We finally get to see romantic Miles in his present day POV chapters. Ohmaigosh are the couple so cute
I really think that Colleen Hoover has a unique way of portraying with emotions and also scene-jumps. (SPOILER AHEAD!)
*I love the part where Miles jumped into the water to look for and save his 2-day-old son at the moment of the car crash, and the seamless scene jump to when he is on a boat few days later in search of his son with his wife and search team, with his feelings portrayed that it was as though he was still drowning.
Overall, I think everyone should definitely give this book a try if you are in a book slump or not. I am so glad that this book brought me out of mine. ^^
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L❤️ve, Jia Ming | 2017