Monday, September 30, 2013

[Review] Thief - Tarryn Fisher

Released: July 21st, 2013

Note to Self

Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn't boast or brag.
There's no arrogance in love;
it's never rude, crude, or indecent-it's not self-absorbed
Love isn't easily upset.
Love doesn't tally wrongs.
Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.
Love will never become obsolete.
I'll fight for her.


Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle, Caleb must decide how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life, there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.

"There is no such thing as a clean slate. I know that now. You just embrace your dirty slate and build over it."
THE HOT COVER IS BACK!!! Honestly, The Opportunist had a freaking gorgeous cover and then Dirty Red was just bleghhh. I hated it. And now with Caleb, IT'S BACK!!!

The Love Me With Lies series absolutely tore me apart with each heart-breaking ending. The final book to the trilogy just ripped me apart. Caleb and Olivia had an unbelievably riveting journey and they made me believe in the idea of soulmates as they overcome and highest and the lowest of their seemingly star-crossed tale. Their love was an emotional roller coaster, mostly with its dips, and now the biggest drop is set right here in this finale.

I am so glad that I decided to read this book because it was the best one yet out of the whole series. I remember reading the first novel and being torn between throwing the book out the window and weeping over it. Boy am I glad I decided to finish the series.

Seeing the relationship through Caleb's eyes was utterly heart-wrenching and frustrating. We see how all the misunderstandings and their wrong decisions had shaped them to the people they are today. We see how the characters are overcome with regret and pain as they try to mask their guilt and past mistakes.

God, this book was fucking aggravating (in a good way!). I loved every bit of it. I couldn't put it down when I started it.

They are freaking soulmates and no one can deny it. Really. Fucking soulmates, man.
"She's mine. She always has been, she always will be. We've been running in opposite directions for the last ten years, and we collide at every turn. Sometimes, it's because we're looking for each other, other times it's fate."
They always – and I do mean, always – come back to each other.

Olivia is Olivia. Caleb is Caleb. They're both broken in a way.
"Olivia was so beautifully broken. The hairline cracks in her personality were more pieces of art than flaws. I loved flawed art." 
God, that was it. Caleb knew from the fucking second he saw Olivia that he was going to end up with her. He never had to work for shit all his life, everything came easy for him. But then there's Olivia who made him do what seemed like the impossible. Who challenged him. She made him try.

But you know what.
"Life does not accommodate you, it shatter you. Love is mean, but it's good. It keeps us alive."
And the characters. Sweet. Jesus. They are all so fucking perfect and so beautifully and amazingly developed. The relationship? A fucking PLUS. The quotes they had in the book. Christ. I highlighted so many phrases in my iPad. Here are a few of my favorite for their relationship:
"She could refuse to have sex with me every day for the rest of our lives and I still would choose her. That's how deep I was in this."
"We'll never be over. If you think that little piece of metal on your finger can shield off your feelings for me, you're wrong. I wore one for five years and there wasn't a day that went by where I wasn't wishing it were you."
"We're not building anything. We've been in a relationship since before we were actually in a relationship."
"You couldn't sum Olivia and me up to nostalgia."
Caleb's Mom: "She will be your destruction. She's not healthy."Caleb: "Then let her destroy me." 
I'm sorry. I just have so many choices.

But I freaking loved Cammie, even though she did do a few shitty things in the past.
"It's his massive penis, isn't it? He could just smack Dobson with it and he'd–"
"So, do you know what you're having… boy… girl… seed of Chucky?"
Gotta love that girl's honesty.

Honestly, I could go on and on about this book but I don't want to spoil it for you guys so. Here are a few final quotes I abso-freaking-lutely loved:
"People are so messed up. All of us. We just hurt each other."
"How many times can a heart be broken before it is beyond mend? How many times can I wish to not be alive? How can one human being cause such a crack in my existence?" 
To sum it up:
"Broken people give broken love. And we are all a little broken. You just have to forgive and sew up the wounds love delivers, and move on." 

Minor Faults:
  • "I am so sad." OUT OF ALL THE AMAZING PHRASES IN THE BOOK, WHY WOULD YOU ADD THIS???? This was the only fault I found. I was just like: "What. Did Fisher really put this in."



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About The Author:

Tarryn Fisher would like to write a novel that every single person loves but that is impossible. Instead, she tries to write stories that pull on people's emotions. She believes that sadness is the most powerful emotion. Aside from writing, she also loves rain, Coke, Starbucks, and sarcasm.

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