02 July 2014

Review: Ex Factor/ Unbreakable by Elisa Dane

Hey Everyone!

So today I have a review of the two books of the Diamond Girl series by Elisa Dane.

The Summary of both books by Goodreads:
Ex-FactorNevaeh Evan’s life is uprooted after her father’s death, when she moves in with her aunt and cousin, Livvie. Her plan to lay low at her new high school isn’t working. Her friend’s jerky boyfriend keeps asking her out, the guy she likes treats her like garbage, and the thought of tumbling again makes her want to hurl. 

So when her aunt pushes her into joining the elite X-FACTOR cheer leading squad, Navaeh goes along with it. 

But Nev feels she doesn’t deserve to be happy. Not after what happened the night her father died. 

Bodie Scott knows about grief all too well. Critically injured in an alcohol related accident the year before, Bodie struggles with the fact that he’ll never play football again, and he’s so far behind in credits he can’t see straight. That is, until he meets Nev. Haunted by their bloody pasts and wary of a shared future, Nev and Bodie turn to one another for comfort and support, and realize they’re not so alone after all. And when the party scene at school threatens the life of a loved one, the two stop at nothing to keep the past from repeating itself

Perception is everything to sixteen-year-old Olivia Brown. With her freakishly hot boyfriend, volunteer work at the local animal shelter, successful beauty channel on YouTube, and well-earned spot on X Factor Cheer's elite level five Diamond Girl team, Livvie's the girl every other girl wants to be. At least, that's the illusion she's aiming for. 

But Livvie's seemingly perfect life is anything but. Lying about the bruises her boyfriend gives her, and cowering beneath his raging temper becomes a regular way of life until she unwittingly witnesses her drunken neighbor beating his step-son, the town bad boy, Reid Tate.

For Reid, vulnerability is the enemy. Opening up, and letting people in gives them the power to disappoint. Growing up with a co-dependent mother and an abusive alcoholic father, Reid has endured all the disappointment he can stomach. 

But when his pretty, do-good neighbor witnesses his step-dad beat him to within an inch of his life, and not only call the cops, but keeps quiet at school about what she saw, Reid wonders if maybe, just maybe, he's found someone he can finally trust


I really liked this book! I thought it was really interesting as I'm not normally into that frilly nilly cheerleader type of story, but this was so different. I loved the romance in the book and how it's not like all those typical little love stories. I really appreciated that because I am kind of sick of those stereotypical love stories that are seen all over the internet. You know, the stories which are just overdone.

I loved the fact that the books deal with social issues. The second one in particular talking about abuse. I think that is by far the best aspect of this series. The fact that it deals with real issues instead of made up issues. Most contemporaries don't really have this conflict that I have seen in these books. I normally only see the kinds of stories that deal with just the romance. I like how it goes much more into that. So thank you, Elisa Dane.

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a unique read that deals with real issues. You won't regret picking up this book, it's definitely a phenomenal read!

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