Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ashley's Review: The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade

The Rules (Project Paper Doll, #1)
The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade
Publication Date: April 23rd 2013
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Romance
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.

Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”

But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…
~My Thoughts~
Honestly I don’t know why it took me so god damn long to read this!! What motivated me to finally, finally pick up this awesome book was because the sequel, The Hunt, is being published today and I can’t wait to pick it up!!
From the blurb I felt this was going to be one exciting read. While deep, deep down I was afraid it might end up being cliché. I know, silly me! Mrs. Kade has proven that she’s one that knows how to stand out in a crowd and once again she has knocked my socks off! All I did was eat, sleep, and breathed this book! I couldn’t stop thinking about it!
When I was in school (and I love the nail tech program I’m in!) all I wanted to do was go home and read what happened next. I wanted to read this throughout the night and if I walked away I was dying to get back to it! To say the least, I was possessed by The Rules!
The Rules, what can I say, it was absolutely captivating! Since the very first page and I fell into this world without any fight. I’m very grateful for that as I’ve been in a reading slump for quite some time.
Though this book can be very emotional, it was still able to help me relax. When time slipped away I didn’t care, I felt like I was home in this book and I didn’t want to leave, so thank you Mrs. Kade for writing an amazing story! I was able to connect to Ariane without effort (Especially became more connected when she got her first kiss, reminded me of mine with my man). Whatever she felt, I felt. Like I said, it’s quite the emotional roller coaster and I just couldn’t believe it. Took me by surprised, especially when we got to see another side of the mean girl (and trust me it isn’t good, its way more worst then I ever thought possible).
There’s so much that happens I can’t really find the words to talk about it without feeling like I’ll spoil the book for you. Honestly you may think you know how this will turn out before you read it but once you start, you’ll be quite surprised! Well, at least I was.
Overall, The Rules was an unexpectingly refreshing read that made me enjoy reading again! The romance didn’t feel cheesy, it felt so very real! It had me melting, weak at the knees, and being able to see behind both Ariane and Zane’s eyes made it even more gripping! So if you love science fiction or romance or just Mrs. Kade I suggest picking up this book now because the sequel just came out! I’m craving for it! Already requested it from my towns library system, now just have to wait till they receive the copies, ugh! haha
It will take possession over you
Sweet Readings Everybody!
*was given a copy in exchange for my honest opinion*

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