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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Metamorphosis Review

Erin Noelle is climbing up the Amazon charts ya'll, and for good reason.  If you haven't heard of her book Metamorphosis yet, you're truly missing out.  The book, simply put, was great.  It handled very heavy emotional and yet remained not to full of itself.  It played up the fact that it is indeed an Indie book in a booming Indie pubb'd world.  It is pretty well know that I really hate love triangles.  I really do, I could go into a deep rant about the ridiculousness of them and their portrayals in recent YA and NA lit, and I was supremely hesitant picking up Metamorphosis because the book doesn't just have a triangle, it has a freaking rectangle.  However, I am easily swayed by good reviews and figured I only had three dollars and a couple hours to lose if I hated it.  But, I ended up loving it, (I promise)!

The main character in Metamorphosis is Scarlett or Sam as her best friend Evie calls her.  Scarlett has been crazy sheltered in her life by crazy controlling parents.  So her release into the wilderness that is society is pretty entertaining and surprising.  Scarlett turns into the ultimate guy magnate her first night after moving into her dorm.  She meets Ash, (hello instant chemistry) Dylan, (the hot frat guy) and not two be left out, Mason, (the burning hot musician).  While this all sounds terribly cliche, Noelle writes in such a way that it doesn't ever fall into that territory.  She even pokes fun at the situation a couple of times through references to other books.

I really loved the relationship between Evie and Scarlett.  That's what a best friendship is supposed to look like, and parts of their journey are completely heartbreaking.  The relationship between Scarlett and the boys is a little bit more complicated.  If we're picking teams here, (of course we are, just wait for buttons and shirts) I'm all team Mason.  Yes, Ash can be great, but ultimately he's a douche-lord.  Seriously, I am going to root for the guy who actually doesn't self sabotage his relationship with Scarlett.  Dylan didn't even stand a chance.  I think he was a great lesson for Scarlett, but let's be real, if you're only a "Saturday Girl" that's all you'll ever be to that guy.

I will admit the end shocked the heck out of me.  I was prepping myself for disappointment, just knowing in my heart of hearts what was going to happen.  Then Erin Noelle was like, "JUST KIDDING."  Literally, my heart just stopped.  I was like "WHAAAA."  Picture the minion from Despicable me saying that... yeah that was me.  The epilogue was fantastic as well, and really sets high expectations for the next book in the series.  Can't wait to see what is going to happen with these characters next.  From the constant action and emotional roller coaster in Metamorphosis, I have great expectations for the next!

4/5 Oh Yeah I liked it a lot!

Scarlett MacGregor has lived a very sheltered life courtesy of her over-the-top controlling parents. Having never been to a co-ed party, much less on a date, Scarlett has relied on her books, her music, and living vicariously through her best friend Evie to keep her sanity as she's patiently awaited her freedom from their rule.

When Scarlett and Evie go away to college, Scarlett quickly meets Ashton, Dylan, and later, Mason, and is thrown into a crash course of like, love, and lust. With Evie's help, she must figure out the difference in the three and which one she wants before she ends up without any of them.

Metamorphosis is the story of Scarlett's transformation from a young, naive girl to a strong, mature young woman and her search for self-discovery and true love.

Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content and harsh language

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