Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Book Review : Aflame (Fall Away #4) by Penelope Douglas

Fall Away #4
Penelope Douglas
New Adult; Contemporary Romance
21st April 2015 by Penguin 

Goodreads Ratings : 4.4/5
My Rating : 5/5

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Bully, Until You, Rival, and Falling Away comes the sizzling conclusion to the Fall Away series. 

The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg…

Everyone wants to be me.

Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name.

I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do.

They all still talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate?

But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here.

Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new.

From Goodreads

Aflame is the last book in the Fall Away series.

Last book = Absolute ending
Last book = No more Jared, Tate, Madox, Fallon, Jax and Juliet
Last book = I have to let go of the series


Fall Away has been one of my favourite new adult series ever. Having to let go of this series got my heart breaking. I didn’t know this was the last book until I reach the Epilogue and everything just clicked. That’s when the feels hit me right in the core.

But on the bright side, Penelope wrote the most perfect ending for this series. Everything is so perfect it got me grinning so wide. I couldn’t ask for more. I’m happy with how it ends. I’m happy for Jared and the gang because they deserve that. They deserve all the happiness in the world.

This is embarrassing to admit but I love angst. Angsty stories will always have a place in my heart. I love to feel the pain, the heartbreak, and all the feels the characters are going through. I want it to hurt. I don’t know why but it feels good. It feels like I am breaking it too. And Aflame has the perfect amount of angst. There are a few scenes in this book that scream angst and they got me clutching my heart because they are all brilliantly written. Kudos to you, Mrs Douglas.

I went all AWWWWWWW when Jared, Madox and Jax surround their younger little sister Quinn. I want to see it in my own eyes so bad. Why do they have to be fictional /sigh.

Maybe this series doesn’t have to end yet. Maybe there’s going to be a novella on Quinn and her insanely protective, awesome and hot brothers. How about that, Penelope ? /wriggling eyebrows/

“I’m never letting you go again, Tate,” I whispered, almost desperate. “I’m your friend forever, and if that’s all I get, then that’s what I’m taking, because only when you’re here”—I took her hand and placed it on my heart—“do I feel like my life is worth a damn.” 

 Penelope Douglas, Aflame

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