Monday, 24 October 2011

Entangled - Cat Clarke

'The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got there.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here? 


I have no idea where to start with this book!!
Firstly the cover is gorgeous, I loved just staring at it and the pattern on her arm it's just beautiful! 

Grace wakes up in a very white room and begins writing after 3 days of being locked in the room, only see Ethan, who she doesn't remember who he is or why he is there or why she is there in the first place. He isn't much help and can't give her the answers she needs so she begins to write. I adore the fact you are in her head and totally engrossed. It's also very believable writing! It reads like Grace is writing the first thing that pops into her head. I remember reading the first mention of Nat and panicking that I had missed something completely...after reading back I bit I realised Grace wasn't writing for an audience...she was writing as a form of therapy which made me all the more interested in the end!

In terms of Nat, Sal and the mother I found it very creepy (and exact) that they reminded me of relationships I had had when I was younger with friends and parents. It made the story more authentic that Cat has managed to capture personality for these three in the bits they say and that the characters are so true. 

I thought towards the end that things were starting to look up for Grace. I'd spent the first quarter of the book believing that she was being abducted and kept captive, then I thought she might be in a psychiatric ward. I soon gave up trying to figure out what was happening because I was too wrapped in Grace's recollections of her relationships.

By the end I was sat there going "What?!" and re-read the last chapter again! I have to admit I overheard (over-read?) a conversation on Twitter and what happened at the ending was hinted at but the way the story was going I never thought it could actually happen!

I am really annoyed it took me this long to read this book! It’s been on my shelf since June and I am kicking myself for leaving it that long!


1 comment:

  1. I'm kicking you that it took that long for you to read too! Puffy hehe glad you enjoyed it! Knew you would!