Hi everyone! A new book review today, which is always exciting. I have been reading Abbi’s books for a pretty long time now, and I’ve really enjoyed my time reading books from her. Although this book didn’t end up being one of my absolute favorites, I still wanted to share it with you guys and have my thoughts out on my blog. Let’s get onto the review!
Title: Losing The Field (The Field Party #4)
Author: Abbi Glines
Audience: Young Adult
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 21, 2018
Losing his dream, his ultimate plan, and his future- Nash Lee never expected to be facing a life without football. One wrong move and it had all changed. Going back to school for his senior year no longer appealed to him. He’d rather not leave his house. Walking back into Lawton High School, seeing pity in everyone’s eyes was just another reality in his nightmare.
Revenge wasn’t a pretty thing. Tallulah Liddell had found it was rather controlling. The way you looked at life changed completely when you clung to the ugly notion. But she’d done it anyway. From the last day of her junior year when Ryker Lee had made a fat joke about her and Nash laughed with him, she’d been driven by pain. It wasn’t like no one had made fun of her weight before. She was used to that. What had hurt so deeply was Nash’s laughter. He’d always been the one person to notice her, include her, not treat her differently. But that one moment had changed it all. From the time she walked out of the school building to the moment she returned for her senior year Tallulah had been determined to lose weight and finally be the size her peers considered acceptable.
What she wasn’t expecting on her return was to find a broken Nash Lee who no longer smiled, rarely spoke, and didn’t care about anything or anyone around him. He was just existing. But the pain in his eyes she understood all too well. He was alone. He no longer fit into the perfect package.
- Redemption story – This was a story that Glines has never really touched on. She’s always kind of stuck with the girls being absolutely perfect right from the beginning. They are just all naturally gorgeous, yet damaged and need saving. In this book, we have a main character who was actually known for being overweight, friendless, yet worked hard and actually lost the weight and gained only confidence, which I didn’t LOVE, but it was something different, which is what I wanted from Abbi this time around. ALSO, it wasn’t the girl that was damaged, it was the man that was a little damaged, and I loved it.
- The relationship early on – I liked the relationship in the beginning. I thought they were super cute together, and I was really cheering them on. They had a pretty good bond, and I was happy to see that.
- The writing – As always, the writing flows smoothly. Nothing really new here, I mean… I was able to read this in a day, so it really says a lot.
- New Characters – We finally got to see new characters! The last 3 books I was in need of something new, and although we had to say goodbye to some of my favorite couples since they graduated, we were introduced to some new ones which definitely made me happy.
- The whole youtuber bit – Okay… this just did not work for me. I get it, she’s trying to make it more relatable now that this series is getting a little more attention.. but seriously? If you read the acknowledgements, she actually says she knows nothing about vloggers and had to get information from her daughter. It literally sounded like she just took Jake Paul, and slapped him in a few pages to make this book go a little longer.
- They just needed to communicate – UGH! I swear.. I hate when couples just can’t communicate in books. Their WHOLEEEEE problem would have been solved if one could just listen to the other. It was the most frustrating last few pages of my life.
- The character death – Okay, so this may be a little spoiler-y, but yes there is a character death… but tbh, there’s usually always a character death in Abbi’s books… so it really isn’t that big of a spoiler. I just hated how the character death was handled. It was confusing, didn’t make sense, it was just a mess.
- Ending was rushed – Man was this ending RUSHED. She tends to do this in her books, but what was even worse was our two main characters barely had any good times in this book. She gave them very little time to be lovey/intimate with each other, then BAM problems, then BAM solution, then BAM book over. I need better endings Abbi!
Sadly… this is my lowest rated book by Abbi. It sucks, but out of all the books I’ve read from her, and this is the worst rating? Not bad. I wouldn’t recommend this book specifically, but the series is fantastic, as well as Abbi’s other books too.