Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review "Toxic by Rachel van Dyken (Ruin#2)"

Everyone has a secret...

Gabe Hyde is on borrowed time. He's been hiding his identity for over four years-hidden from the world that used to adore him--obsess over him--driven to the edge of insanity by one poor choice. 
But that one choice, altered the course of his life forever. 
Pretending isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when pretending means hiding your real self from the people that care about you the most. But if anyone ever discovered the truth it wouldn't just be his life at risk--but hers. 

Saylor doesn't hate men. 
Just Gabe. 
Only Gabe. 
He's a reckless, happy-go-lucky, silver spoon fed pain in her ass. Everything about him makes her more and more confused. Unfortunately they both donate time at the same Group Home. If she wasn't afraid of flunking, she'd be long gone. She hates that she's attracted to him almost as much as he hates that he's attracted to her--and she can tell, especially since their first encounter ended up making her knees so weak she couldn't form coherent sentences for weeks afterwards. But the closer she gets to him, the more confused she becomes. He isn't who he says he is, and he's hiding something big. 

What happen when two worlds collide? Two worlds that never should have met in the first place? Some secrets are too big to be hidden forever--the only question? Will his destroy everyone he loves? Or finally bring about the redemption he's been craving for the past four years?

Everyone has a secret...What's yours?

Well I really wouldn't guessed Gabe's secret in a million years. Maybe because we haven't heard about it in the series and there were no hits what so ever. So I was kind of shocked but also a bit confused because I had no clue what they where talking about or who they were talking about while getting the feeling like I should know. 

What is this book about
Well this book is about Gabe. We met Gabe in Ruin. He is Lisa's (Kiersten's roomate) cousin. He come's across like a happy, sassy, playboy but he is hiding something major.  And then Gabe meets Saylor. Saylor is a quite girl who is a music major. She is good at playing the piano but she's finds it hard to play with passion.`While Saylor lacks passion while playing the piano, Gabe has more than enough. Yes we find out that Gabe is a very talented musician. And no that isn't the only thing he was hiding. 
Gabe and Saylor really don't hit it off. They are attracted to each other but they're both not willing to give in. Especially when Gabe acts like a complete jerk to Saylor, just to hide that he likes her.
When Sayler goes to a group home as a volunteer for a project, she is forced to spend more time with Gabe. They grow closer  and close but the closer they get the more conflicted Gabe seems. Does he want Saylor or does he want to keep his secret.  Is his secret really that big, that it's worth pushing Saylor away? 

What did I love about this book
I really liked Gabe. He is a funny and charming guy when he want's to. I liked Saylor as well. At first I wasn't sure how she would handle Gabe's mean words but she really held her own. 
She is a sweet and caring girl and she is perfect for Gabe. 

What I didn't like that much is ,when we found out what Gabe secret was , that I got the feeling like I should know what that meant. And the way Saylor reacted, that she was so heart broken, I just didn't get it. And it get's explained a bit more a later on but not so much. I sort of felt out of the blue. 
Like I said before I never saw it coming and it really put a twist to the story. I really liked that .
I also liked the way the story kept you guessing what was going to happen, what is going on etc. 

It's a very good story, well written and very thrilling. 

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