Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dose of Your Own

Posted by A Drop of Romeo at 7:00 PM
Dose of Your Own by Our Heartfelt Lies
Hi, my name is Kelsey Sanders and I'm too nice to be mean even when I think he deserves it. Even when I'm sure he broke my sister's heart. So why give him mine to do it all over again? Big mistake, Andrew Wiser told me so and he's always right.
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Helen Thinks: It's been a long time since I sat and read a suggestion that was longer than ten sentences; seriously being the poetry judge made thinks quick and easy for me; so 'Dose of Your Own' by Our Heartfelt Lies was a real treat. Honestly, the idea of thirty three chapters was daunting at first but thanks to the heat making it impossible to fall asleep at half five in the morning I decided to read the first couple. What was the harm right? Well... I'll tell you what the harm in that was – I could not put it down. Seriously, I have bags under my eyes right now due to lack of sleep because I was hooked. Hooked I tell you. Fantastic.

'Dose of Your Own' follows Kelsey who is out for revenge after the jerk, Brian, broke her sister's heart last semester. The plan is foolproof, or so she thinks. What she did not take into consideration would be that her own nemesis, Andrew, would all of a sudden take an interest in helping nor did she expect their feelings towards each other become less hostile.

Not only did Our Heartfelt Lies have an entire bag of characters, both main and recurring, that had their own qualities but they managed to keep on top of them all without drowning. This, dear readers, I believe is a trait that needs applauding because I bet everyone knows how hard it is to keep on top of endless characters as well as letting them have their own right amount of development. You knew which characters to love, which ones to dislike and which ones you were meant to dislike but secretly your heart was melting for. Like all good love triangles, you definitely have a team to pick for and a love interest that you're rooting for from the get go.

The plot line could seem a little far-fetched. I mean, who would think a sister would go to so much trouble for their sibling? Well actually, I don't think it is. For those of you that know me know I'm a best friends with my younger sister and when her heart was broken a few months ago all I could think about was 'destroying' her partner. I may not have elaborated a scheme as detailed as Kelsey's but I find myself understanding her motives and through that I felt like I had a rapport with her. This is also a fact I'm sure many sisters out there that will read this story will feel.

My only flaw with the story is that at some points I was thinking... huh, how the hell did we get here? Now honestly, it could have been because I was reading it at half past five in the morning while the heat was more like Brazil rather than Britain so my brain cells were fried. Or maybe it was just little bits that needed tidying up when Our Heartfelt Lies finds the time to go back and edit the novel. This, however, should not stop you from reading this amazing story.

So all in all, 'Dose of Your Own' is a story about dysfunctional families, friendships and a breaking the status quo in High School that will have you hooked from the very first chapter and I hope that you all enjoy it as much as I did.


1 comment:

  1. This story was a huge miss for me. The characters, their motivations, the dragging plot...it was all not very good. At all. After a point I had to just skim through it, hoping to get to the reason it was recommended on here, but no luck!

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