Hush (A Lakeview Novel)

Author: Stacey R. Campbell

Publisher: Green Darner Press

Release Date: 11/15/12

Rating:

three stars

*I received this book for review from Netgalley.*

Quote I Liked:

“Max only hoped that he could get to her before it was too late.”

Amazon Synopsis:

For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princes. That is, until she spots her boarding school’s new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn’t.
Following the tragic demise of one of Europe’s most beloved royal families, Max has stumbled upon information he thinks may lead to a lost royal heir, and now he is on a quest halfway around the world to see if he’s right.
Sworn to secrecy by his university professor and the headmaster of Lakeview Academy, Max is admitted into an exchange program with the sole purpose of finding out the truth. But will his personal feelings for Blakely get in the way?
When a stolen email surfaces, Blakely and her friends’ lives are threatened, and Max starts to question what he is really after.
From the exclusive rolling lawns of Canada’s most prestigious boarding school to the University of Saint Andrews’ hallowed grounds, Blakely’s quiet, unassuming life is turned upside down. Is she really who she thinks she is? Can she survive long enough to help Max unearth the truth?

 My thoughts:

      This book had a very good plot. It had a nice vibe and the characters had very cute personalities. I quite liked how this book wrapped up, as well as the pacing of the general plotline of the novel. I thought that it was really inspiring that the author was dyslexic, but pushed through her struggles to write Hush.

     Unfortunately though, for me there were more bad elements of the novel than good. There were a few spots where the author meant to write “course” but instead had “coarse.” I also found that the romance part of the book moved way to quickly and was almost unbelievable. This book had some repetition with phrases as well. When the chapters taking place at what was named Saint Andrew’s occurred, the location beneath it was Scotland, but later in the chapter, they mentioned that it was in England.

     All in all, I found this book pleasant, but slightly irritating with all of the mistakes. This book is maybe good for a rainy day or when you have nothing specific you want to read.

The Book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16488672-hush

-Kathy

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