ARC Review: Triangles

May 31, 2013 Review 22 ★★½

ARC Review: Triangles
Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller
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Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Source: Publisher
Pages: 216
Release Date: June 18th 2013
Genres: Steampunk
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A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life–her father’s death years ago, her mother’s medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her–seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she’s gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they’re a happy couple… a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying “Happy Anniversary”… and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship’s doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she’s warned that these “alternate realities” could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?

I received this book for free from the source listed above in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

alise

TRIANGLES was a short, somewhat entertaining read with an obvious life lesson attached. I would almost describe this as a coming of age novel except the main character is almost eighteen. I believe my overall feelings for this book are what they are because the synopsis is somewhat misleading. I thought it would be a mystery rather than a cutesy romance that had far too many coincidences.

The narrator, Autumn, still has a lot of growing up to do although she is almost an adult. Her character is shallow and rude towards the beginning of the book, but as the story goes on, she gradually becomes more tolerable and kind.

Autumn and her sister embark on a cruise ship that travels to Bermuda, which includes sailing through the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Expecting a relaxing vacation to get away from everything,  Autumn is surprised when two guys from her real life show up on the cruise as well.

TRIANGLES was 95% romance and 5% mystery. I had really thought this would focus more on the Triangle and the mystery surrounding it, including the odd happenings involving Autumn’s various lives. This is an enjoyable story if you take it for what it is: a little story with an important moral that attempted to be a little more interesting by adding the Bermuda Triangle to the plot line.

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Overall: 2.5

22 Responses to “ARC Review: Triangles”

  1. Renu

    Ahh, I hate it when the romance overshadows the plot, and misleading synopsis are annoying too! Ugh, the mc does not sound pleasant. It’s good to know that she grows as the book progresses, though. Thanks for the honest review, Alise!

    • Alise

      The misleading synopsis is one of greatest literary pet peeves. That actually gives me a good idea for a post… Anyway! Yeah she could be annoying in the beginning. Thank you!

  2. Kezia D

    Shallow MC is very annoying and it’s good that she becomes better in the end! Yeah this book sounds like a mystery book from the summary. I haven’t read anything about Bermuda Triangle so this one actually looks cool and I also like mystery, too bad the content is mostly romance…
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    • Alise

      Yeah, I would not recommend it if you are looking for the Bermuda Triangle aspect. That’s why I picked it up and was disappointed. It could have been so much more.

  3. Aman

    I’m going to read triangles this month and the only reason I requested it was because of the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle. Sorry you didn’t like it, but I’m more of a romance addict, so maybe I’ll have different opinion. I’m just guessing. Thanks for the review, Alise!
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    • Alise

      That’s exactly why I requested it as well :) I’m actually really interested in what you think, you should tell me when you post your review!

  4. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    I don’t like it when I’m promised a mystery, but instead I get a romance story :( The whole Bermuda concept sounds great, but the MC and the romance make me hesitant to read it soon. Great review.
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    • Alise

      Yep, took the words right out of my mouth! The Bermuda Triangle should have played a bigger part in the one.

  5. Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    It sounds like there’s a serious lack of balance in this book and, unfortunately, that just doesn’t appeal to me. The plot, romance and characters really have to mesh to make a story work. Lovely review though, Alise!

  6. Megan@The Book Babe

    Oh no! I have this one to read soon, and I was hoping that it would focus more on the mystery too. :( I guess I’ll just have to read it and see, though. Awesome review, Alise! :D

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