Title: Tallie and the Total Eclipse
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Date published: December 17, 2015
Now that I've landed the guy of my dreams, things have gotten complicated.
Life would be easy if Orion and I lived in a love bubble where we worked on our comic book 24/7. But nothing is that simple.
Especially when my parents full-on helicopter me, my boyfriend won't kiss me...for reasons, and my cousin - a quintessential bad girl - is moving in and totally eclipsing my life.
The only thing I know is that those leather-clad, butt-kicking girls in comics always get what they want.
I'm sick of being the good girl everyone expects me to be.
So I'm trying something new. Wish me luck.
Being homeschooled myself, I could relate to some of the things Tallie was going through. If not through my own experiences, but things I saw my friend's go through at different times. It was like reading a strange flashback of sorts.
Unlike the first one, this isn't some crazy love triangle of a computer nerd. It is Tallie struggling to deal with the life her parents want for her as well as trying to become her own person, which is something I saw all too often in the homeschool community I was a part of (thankfully my parents weren't this crazy strict).
This was harder for me to read than the last, even though I could relate to so much of both of them. The way Tallie handles things sometimes made me want to smack her upside her head for being dumb. It also frustrated me because I could remember being in Maggie's position, and how things happened for me.
There's a new character introduced in this book, Bela - Tallie's cousin who brings on a whole other level of family drama.
This was a quick read for me, and I really enjoyed it. I recommend this series to those who like angst with a mix of all the drama and some romance.
I've already preordered book 3, because obviously.