Samstag, 26. Juli 2014

The Trap (Trapped #0.5) - Beverly Kendall

Title: The Trap (Trapped #0.5)
Author: Beverley Kendall
Rating: 3/5

Thanks to NetGallery and Season Publishing for giving me a chance to read this book.
Looking back, I should have seen it coming.

Paige didn’t like that I went so far away to university. But it was going to only be for two years. She'd join me after she did her two years at community college. I thought we could swing that no problem. We were solid.

But she hated the distance. She hated not seeing me every day. She complained that I didn’t come home enough. She hated that for months on end, texting and phone calls were our only form of communication. It wasn’t enough.

She'd ask about the girls on campus. She’d gotten it into her head that girls were always making a play for me. I laughed and told her even if that were true, I’d never cheat on her. She didn't seem completely reassured by that.

The bottom line is, Paige thought she was losing me. She wanted me home with her. But I could never imagine the level she'd sink to—the trap she’d set to make that happen. And like an idiot I walked right into it.

And it’s a mistake I'm going to have to pay for the rest of my life.
Alright, so I think I’ve never actually read a novella prequel before the original first book. I can’t really say why. Maybe they were never released before the first book. I don’t know. Anyway… I think it’s good to start with The Trap if you want to read Trapped, simply because a lot of things happen in the prequel. I haven’t read Trapped yet, and I was told it can be read as a standalone, but who wants that? You want to understand why the characters interact and react the way they do. Some books have to have a prequel to let the reader see the intention behind their actions.

I want to slap and strangle Paige really bad, I’ve got to admit. I can’t help but think she cheated on … and maybe that’s spoiling, because there definitely is a big secret we’re denied to find out yet, but I hate her for it. I hate her so damn much. Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally horrible to get pregnant at such young age. You have to be a real tough girl in order to deal with that and I don’t see her being a tough girl. Gah, I really can’t stand her, I’m sorry.

And maybe it’s fate, I’m not sure, but I can’t seem to hate any male characters. It’s not in my nature or whatever. I wanted to cry for Mitch and comfort him. Readers may get the impression that he’s being harsh. Well, please imagine it was you. I bet 99% of us would react the same way. And when you get to read Trapped teasers, it’s pretty clear he isn’t as bad as some might like to think.

So, what more can I say? This was just a prequel, I think I shouldn’t write so much. This book is something I can recommend, if you like these easy reads that reflect friendship and teenage drama. It should be turned into a TV series or something, but then again it's probably already out there somewhere in a different kind of way. Good job, Beverley Kendall! I'm going to go for Trapped next.