There are times when Heather, Aly & I finish a book, but don’t have time to write a full, comprehensive review… or even a shorter “flashbulb” review. BUT we still want to share our thoughts with you on what we’ve been reading. That’s why every Saturday we’ll be featuring 3 “snippet” reviews — short, sweet, to-the-point reviews that we’ll try to keep to 2-5 sentences. So we hope you enjoy these!!
In an extremely harsh world where females are rare, men are ruthless, violent and (mis)treat the remaining woman as commodities or objects rather than human beings. Morals are nonexistent and compassion is scarce. Because Marlin has been conditioned to think of women this way, and because Nessa is determined to do what it takes to survive, this is not your typical romance. It’s dark, and unsettling, and controversial. Not having read Breeders yet, I’m definitely intrigued, and I want to know more about this world… and how it became this broken.
*** Mature content and themes. Recommended for older teens.
I absolutely loved Flat-Out Love. The plot and character development were just incredible. So, when I heard there would be a partial retelling from Matt’s POV, I just about died. This totally lived up to all my hopes! You definitely do not want to read this before reading Flat-Out Love! It would be majorly spoilerific!
We only get Julie’s POV in Flat-Out Love and while Matt comes across as a terrific book boy and a totally developed character, I loved that in Flat-Out Matt we get to see how conflicted he is and just how much he needs a chance to heal too. Seeing a bigger perspective on Finn, Celeste and their parents also added to my appreciation of Flat-Out Love as well. All in all, Flat-Out Matt is a beautifully done companion to Flat-Out Love.
Disclaimer: this gets rather steamy–I mean, like, “Wow, ok, yes that’s happening.”– at the end, so I wouldn’t recommend it for younger teens.