Saturday, June 30, 2012

Review: Redheads are Soulless

Redheads are Soulless by Heather M. White
Self published
Genre: YA paranormal
$2.99 Kindle ebook

What it's about:
High school senior, Sofia Black, has had a very hard life. Since her father's death 7 years ago, she has had to look after her drug addicted, alcohlic mother. School isn't any better for her either. The other kids constantly tease, and ridicule her. All she wants is to get out of her small hometown in Alabama.

When new student, Jason, shows up, Sofia's world is turned upside down. She doesn't understand why he wants to befriend her so badly... And, just when she thinks she can trust him, trouble appears.

Jason's twin brother, Robbie, moves into town, and things go haywire. Sofia is now running for her life - and Jason is forced to share hidden secrets with her. She learns the truth about her father's death, and finds out that she may not be as "human" as she once thought. She struggles to accept her fate, while fighting for her life.

My thoughts:
This book was just plain ridiculous in every single way imaginable. (and just as a warning, this will probably turn more into a rant rather than a review. I don't think I'll be able to help myself.)

Being a (bottled) redhead for the last nine years, I felt sort of obligated to read this book. When I saw it on Goodreads, I started giggling and was all "hell yeah! I must read that book." Seeing as how it's only $3 for the ebook of this, I bought it and read it real fast.


So where to begin...

Characters: I'll start with Sofia. I hated her. Couldn't stand her. She is incredibly embarrassed about her prescription drugs addicted alcoholic mother. And who wouldn't be? But Sofia goes out of her way to enable her mother to continue these addictions. And then she complains about how the house is a mess and there are alcohol bottles everywhere, and how the house is falling apart and the yard hasn't seen a mower in 7 years and yadda yadda yadda. Yet she never does anything about this. Sofia always seemed surprised when she walked into the house and the same mess is still there even when she always talked about how her mom would literally lay around all day long doing nothing. So why was Sofia surprised the mess was still there? And for goodness sakes, if you don't like it, then clean it up, don't just bitch about it. Geesh. On top of this, she allows herself to be pushed around by everyone, never sticking up for herself. And while Sofia questions what is going on around her, she doesn't really seem to care what answers she is given. She may be book smart, but when it comes to life, she is as dumb as a brick.
Now onto Jason and Robbie. They are creepers. Serious creepers. Jason walks into school and literally starts throwing himself at Sofia 2 seconds later and never stops. He knows where she lives and knows her cell number all without Sofia ever telling him, and then he randomly shows up and hangs outside her window at all hours of the day. WTF? And Sofia never questions this. Ever. Then there is Robbie who literally killed Sofia's father, and yet Sofia is panting all over him? Like "oh you killed my dad, and now my mom is an alcoholic because of it, and my life is a dump, but it's okay, I forgive you even though I've known you for a whole 2 days."

No. Just No.  No.

Then there is the whole supernatural aspect of this book. I honestly have no idea what it was. It was never explained. Every time Sofia asked about it, Jason and Robbie would be like "you really don't want to know" and Sofia would be all "okay!"

I get that the author was trying to make this all mysterious and have a big twist, but failed miserably. This whole book was a good idea but was poorly executed.

As a side note, this book has my all time favorite typo in it. At one point Jason is being a swoony to Sofia and Sofia says that her heart is being "erotically." This just about killed me I was laughing so hard. How does a heart beat erotically? Does it beat to a "bow-chicka-wow-wow" rhythm?

My rating: 5/10

1 comment:

  1. Ugh, I hate when books are THAT disappointing. At least you didn't spend too much, right? ;)


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