Tear (Seaside #1) – Rachel Van Dyken

Tear (Seaside #1) - Rachel Van Dyken


Life as a teenager is never easy. But for Natalee Murray, things have just gotten way more difficult. Bored with life, she can’t wait to graduate high school and get out of town, especially considering the famous band members from AD2 suddenly start attending her school, making her once boring life, absolutely insane.

It starts with a pen. A single brush of fingers, and she is captivated.

But Alec and Demetri have a dark secret, one that could shatter their reputations and Natalee’s heart. What do you do when one guy paints your life with color while the other infuses your soul with passion? How do you choose when your heart is divided?



And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why is mostly stopped reading books in the YA genre.

Tear is a prime example of everything I hate in a book. This was basically Twilight in a normal world setting – though, how ‘normal‘ can it be when you’ve got two unrealistically irresistible freaking rock star brothers swooning over you?

So you’ve got the beautiful, funny, adorable but – surprise – clumsy Natalee who hates her life. Then you’ve got your good old teen rock stars blazing into town, sweeping everyone off their feet. Except Nat, of course. Or so she says. She kept saying she wasn’t like all the other girls, swooning over Alec and Demetri’s good looks and godlike status, but literally at the same time thinking of how hot both of them were, wondering about Alec’s dark, mysteriousness. A dark, brooding brother and a funny, flirty brother. Really didn’t see that one coming.

And then came the romance. If you can even call it that. Nat is in a ‘relationship’ with Demetri because she can never have Alec and because he turned her down. Um, good start, guys. But still, while in a relationship with one brother, she keeps pursuing the other one. They can’t be together because Nat loves both Demetri and Alec, but Demetri in an other way. Then she cheats with Alec, and Demetri screws up so, of course, who cares about her cheating anymore. Then her and Alec get together and they all live happily ever after? You still following?

I started skimming the pages when 40% into the book, but even so, this story was confusing, angsty and just all-around terrible. The characters are shallow, since we still don’t actually know anything about them, except that all three MC’s are ‘beautiful’ and ‘hot’.

I wanted to write a long review for this one, because there’s just so much to criticize, but I won’t even put in the effort. Even though it took me only a couple of hours to read it, it’s still making my brain tired.

So I do not recommend this to anyone. Not even Twilight fans.


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