Thursday, January 30, 2014

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
Release Date: January 7th 2014 by Delacorte
Genre: Young Adult > Contemporary
Source: NetGalley (Thank you Delacorte & NetGalley!)
Find It: Amazon || GoodReads || B&N
Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.

Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she’s playing the worst she’s ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.

When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.

I've never actually posted an official DNF review before but hey, there's a first time for everything!

I really enjoyed Lauren's debut novel Meant To Be that was released last year so I picked this one up thinking I'd get that same cute contemporary and maybe this would had been except I didn't get that far. 

Apparently both girls in this book are both technically named Sloane Jacobs and this book takes on both their point of views --- one being a hockey player and another being a figure skater. Both girls have their own issues in their personal lives but they come from completely different spectrum's and after crashing into each other --- literally --- one of them comes up with the bright idea to switch roles. Never mind that they've never dabbled in each others sport. That's just details, right?!

Through out the portion I read all I could think of was that it was pretty much info dump. I know nothing about either hockey or figure skater and everything sounded a bit text book so it was, at least for me, unbearably boring. I felt like it was more about the sports and less about the actual girls. And I don't do good with books that are heavy on sports. I was sort of expecting it to graze those things not be completely submerged in them.

So for that reason, I'm out.

Sorry, been watching too much Shark Tank but really, it pretty much sums up this review nicely.


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