Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pull by Anne Riley

Rosie Clayton witnesses a mugging on her first night in London—and then the scene rewinds itself.

She finds herself standing in the same place again, with the mugging happening just like before, except this time a stranger steps in and stops it. There's no way the same incident can have two outcomes. Rosie thinks she’s losing her mind, until just a few days later, the stranger saves her.

The stranger, Albert, and his band of misfit crime-fighters, have the special ability to Pull, which allows them to rewind just enough time to undo a recent event. Someone is hunting Albert and his crew– and now that Rosie’s been seen with them, she’s a target too. Rosie is left with no choice but to trust Albert to keep her safe.

As Rosie learns more about this unbelievable ability and the people – if you can call them that – who want them dead, she discovers that the group’s desire for her blood might be more than mere coincidence. Each step into this magical side of London introduces Rosie to a family history that she never knew existed, and dangerous forces that could unravel her world in an instant.

Her family may be the reason they’re all being hunted—and she may be the only one who can figure out how to save them. Sure, between the lot of them, they have a few shots to get it right. The thing about Pulling, though, is you have to be alive to do it.

When I first picked up this book, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. I was worried that this book was going to be a typical YA book with insta-love, no parents, and other annoying cliches. I was so wrong. This book was nothing like that at all. This book was unique and totally worth the read. I honestly could not put the book down after the first few chapters. I became addicted, and there was no way I was going to stop reading so I could sleep.

The plot of this book was so exciting. I felt like there was never a dull moment. The non-stop action in this book left my heart racing numerous times. The beginning of the book was quite sad, which I didn't like. However, I understood that it was necessary for the plot. 

Learning about the "pull" was just so interesting. I thought Riley did a great job weaving information about the "pull" in the book without it feeling like a info dump. I actually would still like to learn more about the "pull"! 

Riley also did such a great job with the characters in this book. I thought the main character, Rosie, was phenomenal. She was caring, funny, and smart. I loved how she didn't put up with anyone trying to "protect" her from secrets. It was so nice to see her stand up for herself, but never be a bitch. I also liked the cast of side characters. Isaac, Dan, Casey, and Albert quickly became characters that I fell in love with. They were all so loyal to each other, and it was easy to see how much they cared about each other. I liked it whenever Rosie interacted with them. Riley did a great job at creating a diverse set of characters with their own unique personality.

Speaking of characters, I was so excited that Riley involved Rosie's family in this book. It was so nice to have a YA book where the family was actually around and played a roll in the book! The only person that annoyed me in Rosie's family was her brother. I understood that he was going through a really tough time, but I just wanted to shake him sometimes. That kind of took away from my enjoyment of the book at times. However, I am glad that by the end of the book, he seemed to have a change of heart.

The romance in this book was great. Albert was so swoon worthy. I seriously want my own Albert. He was funny, charming, adorable, and all around perfect. His scenes with Rosie were great. They had so much chemistry together, which lead to some great banter. What I loved about the romance between Albert and Rosie was that IT WASN'T INSTA LOVE. THANK YOU RILEY. THANK YOU!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was a fun and addictive read. I would highly recommend this book to everyone and anyone who is looking for a new YA fantasy to read.

4.5 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review. * 

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