Monday, April 28, 2014

A New Take: Ask Me - Kimberly Pauley

Ask MeAsk Me by Kimberly Pauley
Date Released: April 8, 2014
Publisher: Soho Teen

Pages: 304 pages
Format: ARC
Source: From Author
Rating: Liked!
Series: Standalone!

Goodreads SynopsisAsk Aria Morse anything, and she must answer with the truth. Yet she rarely understands the cryptic words she‘s compelled to utter. Blessed—or cursed—with the power of an Oracle who cannot decipher her own predictions, she does her best to avoid anyone and everyone.

But Aria can no longer hide when Jade, one of the few girls at school who ever showed her any kindness, disappears. Any time Aria overhears a question about Jade, she inadvertently reveals something new, a clue or hint as to why Jade vanished. But like stray pieces from different puzzles, her words never present a clear picture.

Then there’s Alex, damaged and dangerous, but the first person other than Jade to stand up for her. And Will, who offers a bond that seems impossible for a girl who’s always been alone. Both were involved with Jade. Aria may be the only one who can find out what happened, but the closer she gets to solving the crime, the more she becomes a target. Not everyone wants the truth to come out.

From Goodreads


*Big thanks for Kimberly for the review copy!*
Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley was a great book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end and I was so surprised on how good it turned out! Definitely looking out for more of Pauley’s books!
In Ask Me we meet Aria Morse, with the gift to answer everything someone asks her. The gift has been passed from her gram to her mom and now to Aria. I actually thought of how cool this would be if I had it, then again you might accidentally spill out things you don’t want to say so I take it back J I liked Aria a lot, she had a cool and relaxed personality, but in moments where the plot heated she still had her cool. The whole concept of Ask Me worked well! I love the idea and it was fairly executed properly, but it did need work on explaining Aria’s gift more and possibly more of her family’s history too? Overall, job well done.
What caught my eye in the book was how each chapter had its song own! I found it fun and inventive and I actually never seen this done! Plus, it gets you connected to the story and characters more. Definitely recommend you listening to some of the songs for each chapter!
Action was lacking for me in Ask Me, even with its fairly great ending. Everything came together smoothly and it actually FLOWED! Most novels that have strong ideas lack in bring the whole. story together in the end, but Ask Me did it great. The characters came together, Aria realizing what her gift truly was, was all exciting to read! I recommend this book if you are a fan of dark paranormals in YA. Be on the lookout for this one!
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  1. Huh. I like the idea of having the answers for everyone. It's a different kind of ability for sure. I think I might enjoy this book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Patrick. :)

  2. I've been seeing a lot of this book lately and it sounds pretty good. I'm a big action kind of person, so I'm kinda of on the fence. I'm glad you enjoyed it Patrick!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  3. I wasn't sure about this one, but you've convinced me that maybe I should give it a try!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics


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