I have been putting this off waiting for Heather to finish her copy but I feel like it should have been posted already so I will edit and add it into this post when she is done. Let me start off by telling you how much I love Beautiful Disaster. It is probably the only book as of today that I cannot stop reading. I first read it on the plane to Hawaii last year in February and I finished on the plane and was so sad to leave them that I immediately started back at the beginning of the book. My sister made fun of me for that! I’m a book nerd and I am very proud of it. But for me my love of this new adult/ contemporary romance started with Beautiful Disaster and I cannot get it out of my head. Hopefully I never will! 🙂 This brings me to Walking Disaster and the hype that went into it.
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Blurb: How much is too much to love?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire’s New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
Rating: 4 Stars
Amanda: A book from Travis’ POV, sign me up quick! I was over the moon and just could not hold still waiting for this book to come out. Mostly it was about seeing them a few years down the road but I also needed to read some of our favorite scenes from BD through Travis. I color myself disappointed in this regard. Many of the scenes I was chomping at the bit for were not included or glossed over. When we did get to the greatest parts Travis would just give us the gist of what was happening and we never got to get into his head during their dialogue. I was even let down by what we did get. A lot of people had strong feelings of dislike towards certain characters however, I did not experience this. They are very much the same just slightly different in their way of expressing it. Don’t get me wrong I still love this story but at the same time Travis’ POV didn’t add anything for me. I am not even sure what filled up all the pages of the book since she left out most of book 1. Anyway, fans of BD will love WD on principle but if you haven’t read BD yet do not pick up this book. There are a great deal of fantastic moments just like in BD and I feel a little like maybe I was just expecting this epic retelling, which is not fair. I do think I will reread soon and when I do I will post it here!
Misty: Bat-Shit Crazy! So after talking to my book crazy bestest friend and thinking how I wanted to write this review that is the best description I can come up with. There are some bad/frustrating parts but the book was worth the wait.
I don’t feel like I got in Travis’ head enough. I was waiting for this book to find out what he was thinking!
I didn’t like how some scenes in the first book were glossed over, some of those moments I wanted to hear the other side especially when he first saw her I mean c’mon! I needed to know the connection
Her writing as always sucks me in and I cannot put the book down
I start to dislike Abby a lot, which is ok because it means I’m really getting Travis story
How she ended with the epilogue, although now I want to know about America and Shep
Travis’ journey of self discovery
Discovering his relationships with his brothers, absolutely touching.
Overall you should read it, but be prepared for a few disappointments.
So I should mention that I have been crazy busy, as have my other cohorts in this interesting adventure. I am so tired right now I am falling asleep writing this. I hope you can forgive any incoherent rambling! Plus side Misty and I graduate in like 20 days and Heather graduates the next weekend. We are all winding down and then our lives will never be the same. Feel free to comment with how you felt about WD after loving BD or any crazy moments in your life! We could all use a laugh.
My contribution is that I started going to Hot Yoga, but I really don’t do yoga at all so most of the time I just forget what I am supposed to be doing and feel dumb. And my entire body hurts right now but I feel great during the day very energized and I love the sweating. Hope that inspires someone to try something new!