Review: The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

The Unwritten Rule

Title: The Unwritten Rule
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; teens; friendship
Source: hardcover – bought

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

He’s looking at me like—well, like he wants to look at me.Like he likes what he sees, and he’s smiling and his eyes are so blue, even in the faint flow of the porch light they shine, and I nod dumbly, blindly, and then grope for the door handle, telling myself to look away and yet not able to do it.

“Sara,” he says, softly, almost hesitantly, and my heart slam-bangs, beating hard, and this is what it’s like to want someone you can’t have. To want someone you shouldn’t even be looking at.
Sarah and Brianna have always been friends, and it’s always gone like this: guys talk to Sarah in order to get closer to Brianna. So even though Sarah met Ryan first, she’s not surprised that he ends up with Brianna (even though Sarah has a massive crush on him).

The three of them hang out, and Sarah and Ryan’s friendship grows until one night an innocent exchange between them leads to a moment that makes Sarah realize that Ryan might be interested in her after all. But if there’s one unwritten rule, it’s this: you don’t mess around with a friend’s boyfriend.

So Sarah tries to resist temptation. But with the three of them thrown together more and more, tension builds between Sarah and Ryan, and when they find themselves alone together at one point, they realize they just can’t fight how they feel anymore….

 

My Review:

I. Am. Torn. There is no doubt in my mind that i loved this book, because i did. I do. Want to know what i was torn about? Sarah and Brianna. I didn’t know who to like. It goes without to say that you end up falling in love with the lead character either way but in this book i actually sat there and considered the options. So, i did think.

Sarah is torn. Torn between loving the guy who is off limits and torn being the best friend. At the end of the book there is a quote that fits so well:

All the things I’ve thought about love are true. It’s beautiful and terrible and it doesn’t make things perfect. It ends things, and it brings beginnings.

This is mine.

That is literally how the book ends. Anyway, when the book started i loved Sarah’s character but like every girl, i too knew the rule. You do not date your friend’s boyfriends. And Sarah couldn’t help but be in love with him. Minus points there, or lack thereof. But then Brianna unfolded. You saw everything about her and you didn’t hate Sarah anymore.

This book was pure beauty. I loved it! Ryan has got to be the most amazing guy out there, even if some of the choices he made in the book weren’t all that great.

Don’t let yourself be driven away from the book just because its about a friend who falls for her friend’s boyfriend. There is more to it.

 

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Winners!

Okay, so i know its been a super long wait but i was hoping for more people to come and enter the giveaway. Not so many did, their loss. So without further ado i finally end this giveaway and announce the winner.

BK Walker – Nightly Cafe

You will soon be the proud owner of this:

The Unwritten RuleHe’s looking at me like—well, like he wants to look at me.
Like he likes what he sees, and he’s smiling and his eyes are so blue, even in the faint flow of the porch light they shine, and I nod dumbly, blindly, and then grope for the door handle, telling myself to look away and yet not able to do it.

“Sara,” he says, softly, almost hesitantly, and my heart slam-bangs, beating hard, and this is what it’s like to want someone you can’t have. To want someone you shouldn’t even be looking at.

*An email has been sent to the winner. You need to reply within 48 hours otherwise the runner up will get the book.

*The book is being provided by the author herself.

Interview with Elizabeth Scott! (and Giveaway!)

Okay, so I know this is a bit overdue but Elizabeth was going through a tough time and I thought since she had agreed to do an interview she wouldn’t leave me hanging and she didn’t. So i have agreed to leave her as the author of two months, which actually means that she will remain ‘author of the month for April’ as well.

Now you’ll be wondering why I am showing such favouritism and concern for someone I don’t know. I’ll just answer that then let you boggle your minds about it. The reason why i care so much is because even though i know next to nothing about being an author i can imagine what it would be like to live such a busy life and still love to keep their fans happy. Even though i have not read any of her books i have come to see myself as her fan.

So, lets get on with it. Today I have Elizabeth Scott who has given me a few minutes to interview her and even if they are only a few minutes i love her for that 😀

Elizabeth Scott

Q. Which do you prefer, ebooks or traditional books? Why?

A. Regular books! I love the smell of paper, and deckle edges–ooooh!

Q. Who is your all-time favourite author?

A. I don’t have one–I have too many too list!

Q. Is music necessary for you when writing?

A. Nope 🙂

Q. Which character from your book can you most relate to?

A. None of them–they’re all fictional!

Q. What is the common message, if any, in all your books?

A. I owe a reader for this one! One person commented on a video I did about my books that all of them deal with loss in one way or another and I think that’s totally true.

Q. Did you from the beginning wish to pursue a career in writing? Also if you weren’t an author, what would you have been doing?

A. I never wanted to be a writer–I didn’t even like writing fiction in school! I started writing by accident while I was in a meeting when I was twenty-seven. (!). If I wasn’t an author, I’d probably be a secretary or something.

Q. Can you reveal a funny or inspiring incident from your high school days or college days that helped you develop as a person and a writer?

A. I never wanted to be a writer, so I can’t think of anything that inspired me to do it–other than being bored in that meeting!

Q. Finally, tell us something about your book The Unwritten Rule and reveal something about it that nobody knows.

A. Well, since The Unwritten Rule has been out for almost a year, there’s no much that’s secret about it anymore, but the original draft was about 30% longer than the final version–and I cut, cut, cut so the story would be smooth and lean!

Okay, so there you have it. Short and sweet 🙂 Now for the extra fun part >>>

Elizabeth has decided to let one lucky commenter have a copy of her book the The Unwritten Rule. “woot woot”

Rules:

  1. Comment below with anything that you would like to say, if its a question or a praise…just make sure that its not spam “smiles sweetly”
  2. Subscribe to my blog for +1
  3. Leave your email address in the comment so that i contact you if you’re the winner
  4. +1 informing others of this giveaway…through tweets or blog posts or sharing (just leave the links in the comment)
  5. This giveaway is US only (sorry International readers)
about this author

Hey there, I’m Elizabeth. I write young adult novels. I live just outside Washington DC with my husband and dog, and am unable to pass a bookstore without stopping and going inside.

All right, and I can’t leave without buying at least one book.

Usually two. (Or more!)

My website and blog are at elizabethwrites.com, and I’m also on facebook and twitter.

The Unwritten Rule

The Unwritten Rule

He’s looking at me like—        well, like he wants to look at    me.
Like he likes what he sees, and  he’s smiling and his eyes are so  blue, even in the faint flow of the  porch light they shine, and I nod  dumbly, blindly, and then grope  for the door handle, telling  myself to look away and yet not  able to do it.

“Sara,” he says, softly, almost  hesitantly, and my heart slam-  bangs,  beating hard, and this is  what it’s like to  want someone you can’t have. To want someone you shouldn’t even be looking at.

February

Okay so this month has been a little slow as far as posts are concerned. But i got quite a lot of reading done and posted reviews, hopefully you guys were enlightened and got a better idea about the books. I didn’t exactly devour books the usual way but since this is my final year in school its a bit hard at the moment, what with all the work the teachers keep throwing at us and expecting us to complete super fast as well. But hey! Thats all what life is actually about.

The month of love has officially ended but that doesn’t mean you can’t spread the love. So this coming March i have quite a few things in store for all of you:

  1. Interview with author Elizabeth Scott – she will be the author of the month of March
  2. Another giveaway for all you lovelies
  3. Review of Just Right by Erin Nicholas
  4. Also i am starting a ‘Discussions’ page where i will post questions on certain books, authors or anything and everything – you can then interact and tell me your opinion on certain topics

 

So heres the thing. Why don’t you tell me what you’re really looking forward to from the above list.