Ripple: A Novel
Nothing is the same after that midnight swim. Those that were once her best friends now say nasty things to her and treat her unkindly. He's extremely good-looking and hangs with the popular crowd but Lexi has seen him look at her with sympathy in his eyes. Lexi has given up everything to hide from others in order to distance them from her.
From whom you ask? Well, read the story! I would recommend this book to any and all friends and family, young and old.
It has all the fixings for a great Young Adult Paranormal Romance but it entails mystery, intrigue and danger! The storyline itself is unique and the plot twists were fantastic. Sep 02, Aimee rated it it was amazing Shelves: , favorites. I loved this book for a lot of reasons.
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One, is that I think Mandy Hubbard is an absolute genius. Two, it's not in a series. I really love coming across these novels where I can read the whole book and not have to wait for the next one to come out. While I have my favorite series out there and tons of people are putting out trilogies, I really look forward to books like Ripple. I loved the story. I am really getting into these more unusual paranormal young adult novels. Lexi is a siren. I haven't I loved this book for a lot of reasons. I haven't read a whole lot with sirens and I loved how this was different and stood out.
The book was very gripping and I couldn't put it down for anything! Obviously I couldn't imagine the pain and loneliness that Lexi has lived with, but I was able to connect with her from the very beginning. Lexi's such a strong character who is able to take torment from her peers, even from herself, and still manage to keep her head up high.
At least when anyone is looking.
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My heart ached for Lexi as I saw how far she's fallen. I don't know how many times I found myself on the verge of tears because of her story. Brilliantly done. And Cole, well, he's just the icing on the cake. I really loved how he reached out and took a risk and it was to befriend Lexi. Very well done. We learn so much in this book and it keeps you guessing. I didn't see the ending coming. At all. I was completely broadsided and loved it. I was glued to the pages, anxious to see how it all would turn out. It was excellent writing right up to the very last word.
I must insist that everyone pick this up. Because it's amazing. Jul 31, Simcsa rated it it was ok Shelves: fantasy-paranormal , supernatural-creatures , read-in-english , annoying-love-triangle. Each day she goes to school like a normal teenager, and each night she must swim, or the pain will be unbearable. At the beginning we are introduced to Lexi with all her self-pity, anger and guilt. We learn of her secret and why she hides from the world - she unintentionally killed her boyfriend by luring him to the water and can't stop blaming herself it isn't spoiler, it's on the first page.
At the start of new school year two guys start to care abo 1. At the start of new school year two guys start to care about her and she has to choose which one to be with. The problem is that not long after start, it turns out to be a teenage drama, nothing supernatural about it. There are dresses, friends, homecoming and the pathetic love triangle. If I wanted this kind of thing I would pick up another sort of novel.
This way you don't get enough of supernatural elements nor romance. Don't get me wrong, the romance or at least kisses and descriptions of looks and clothes is all over there, almost on every page, but it's so lame, it never works for me. And I don't believe she could really spend two years punishing herself for some guy she had been in love with maybe a month. I know that she had killed him, but all in all it hadn't been her fault and she had been only sixteen.
Ripple holds no suspense, no thrill, I just pushed myself through it and hoped for something to happen. It was boring and I kept thinking "Where is the plot? When will something happen? And does every character have to be hot, beautiful, stunning and smart with A-grades? I admit I skimmed a little.
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All right, I skimmed a lot. But I did it only for fifty pages. The ending was a little bit better because something actually happened, still it wasn't worth the effort. View all 12 comments. Mar 25, Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves: books.
I really enjoyed Mandy Hubbard's first two books. They were cute and perfect for those days that you'd like something fun and light to read. Ripple has definitely topped both of these books. Somehow she managed to make a book that seems like it would fall under the paranormal genre into a contemporary one. I love that because contemporary is my all-time favorite. I just want to gush about how much I loved this book.
I read it when I was in a reading slump and it yanked me right out of it. The beg I really enjoyed Mandy Hubbard's first two books. The beginning had such a somber tone, you could really feel what Lexi was going through. She used to be popular. Used to have a slew of friends to hang out with every weekend.
Then she fell in love with Stephen and killed him. Because of the guilt, she let everyone blame her.
She pushed them away, and instead of having those friends in her corner, they're against her, taunt her sometimes. All except for Cole. Cole is straight up smexy. Sure he could make a lot of people walk into the room and swoon, but he cares for people. He's not afraid of pushing Lexi either. He knows there is something going on, and he wants that wall that she has built up to be brought down.
Obviously, I just loved seeing these two characters together. I loved the resistance that Lexi had and how badly she wanted to tell her secret and all the reasons why she couldn't. Then came Erik There are so many things I would like to say about him, but I can't due to giving one of the biggest parts of the book away. Let's just say I could feel the connection and almost spell he seemed to put on Lexi.
What makes his character so great is what he brought to the plot. Mandy really surprised the heck out of me in the last few chapters! This book had such great elements to it. Great characters, easy visuals, and a plot that keeps moving with great twist. And Mandy has said that she would like to expand on it and turn it into a series which I think would be awesome!