Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Fresh & Opening: Pointe - Brandy Colbert

PointePointe by Brandy Colbert
Date Released: April 10, 2014
Publisher: Penguin

Pages: 352 pages
Format: ARC
Source: For Review
Rating: LOVED (4 Stars)
Series: Standalone!

Goodreads Synopsis: Theo is better now.

She's eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.

Donovan isn't talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn't do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she's been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.

From Goodreads
I am so happy I was given the chance to review Pointe by Brandy Colbert! I loved the book from beginning to end and it was a fresh filled book. Everything from the characters to the suspense had me hooked on each page. I cannot wait for what else Brandy has in store.
Pointe opens up with Theo, a ballerina who is slowly starting to have a better life. She is focusing hard on her ballet but when news of her best friend who has been missing for 4 years she questions her past. First off, I love how real and honest Pointe could have been in a real life situation. Theo was such a strong character, she really finds herself as you read the book. It had a fresh and clean plot that got straight to the point. The plot is what kept everything moving. Every situation Colbert placed Theo in was real. The emotion she conveyed, all of it was great and I felt myself in Theo's shoes.
The book also hits some series points from striving for the best, rape, and coming to terms. Pointe hit each one perfectly. The dynamics with Theo and herself was intense and racing. She was so focused with the future, she forgot to tie up the loose ends of her past. The rape aspect was done subtly and I liked how didn't take up the whole book. It wasn't strictly just on that topic. Even with the seriousness of the book, Theo and her friends lightened it up. Pointe is fresh and exciting and I'll know I will pick this one up again :)
Pointe is one of those emerging books in YA. It surprised me from the beginning to end and I fully recommend this book! Brandy Colbert has to be one of my favorite authors for 2014!


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