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Review ~ Eighteen: 18 by @JAHuss

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 by in J.A. Huss | 2 comments

Eighteen: 18 Book Cover Eighteen: 18
J.A. Huss

Eighteen is hard.
And so is Mateo Alesci.
He’s hard to read, hard to predict, hard in every way that counts. He wants things from me.
Dirty things, nasty things, forbidden things.
And I have to give in.
His attention is completely inappropriate, but I can’t say no. The way he looks at me… the way he watches me through my bedroom window… the way he drags me deeper and deeper into his completely forbidden fantasy world just… turns me on.
He knows it turns me on.
He holds all the power. He holds all the cards.
He holds my entire future in his hands.
And I have to give in.
Because Mr. Alesci is my teacher.
And I need everything he’s offering.

Eighteen: 18 by J.A. Huss
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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JA Huss has enthralled me, AGAIN!

This book is slightly disturbing, very compelling, and completely captivating. The raw, gritty and almost hopeless perspective had my gut churning at times. I will not lie … parts of this book gave me some serious anxiety. I really felt like I may have a nervous breakdown, right alongside the main character (Shannon).

There is nothing better (for me) than a book that takes a hard look at life and the people we encounter in it. Knowing that this book is self-reflective of the author just makes it 100 times better. I love that Julie takes chances in her writing … I love that she’s willing to explore the uncomfortable topics that so many are too afraid or unwilling to touch. This book is an extraordinary example of how fucked up life can really be. I’m just glad that there’s authors out there, like Ms. Huss, who give voice to the underdogs, the forgotten and the lost.

This book proves that, while fairy tales may not be real, even the hardest parts of life can turn out okay.

An amazing read! It’s so much more than the synopsis (or my crappy review) could even begin to describe.
Fan-fucking-tastic!!! <3

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2 Comments

  1. Hpw did i mist thid..i tryed reading but after a few chapters i gave up..i guess i’ll have to try harder 🙂

    • I don’t know if this book is really for everyone … a few others (who normally like this author) said this book was not their fave. Personally, I found it to be very desperate and gritty … it spoke to me.

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