Friday, December 23, 2016
Book Review: Overdrive
Overdrive by Dawn Ius
Release Date: September 13th, 2016
Read: November 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Format: Paperback ARC, 320 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
Jules Parish has screwed up.
After three years of boosting cars, she got caught. She's too good to get caught, but she let her (ex)-boyfriend talk her into a questionable job. And now, she and her little sister, Emma, will be kicked out of their foster home, left to survive on the unforgiving streets of Las Vegas alone.
Eccentric, wealthy Roger Montgomery wants to open up his mansion to Jules and Emma. The only catch? Jules must steal seven of the rarest, most valuable muscle cars in the world—in seven weeks. Even worse, she’s forced to put her trust in three complete strangers to help her do it.
First there’s Chelsea, the gorgeous redhead with a sharp tongue and love for picking locks. Then there’s Mat, who hasn’t met a system he couldn’t hack. And finally there’s the impossibly sexy car thief Nick, whose bad attitude and mysterious past drive Jules crazy.
With nothing in common and everything to lose, can Jules and her amateur crew pull off what could be the biggest car heist in history? Or will things spin out of control faster than a Nevada dust devil?
While I was reading this book, I couldn't help thinking of my one really good friends, who has a thing for cars (hi Alex!). To sum up the book with words she has actually said to me, it had "hot guys, hot cars and hot girls who drive them." This is the perfect way to describe this book. Jules is a hardcore girl, who is a car jacker living in a man's world, and yet she does it even better than they ever could. The twists and turns that her story took were so interesting, and they really kept you on your toes. Then you added Nick, the bad boy with a secret, and a secret heart of gold. He is sooo hot, and they are forced to face their tensions while stealing the seven most expensive cars in the world. This book was first and foremost a heist novel, which is something that I really loved. I am a total sucker for heist stories! This book was super good, and all characters (even side ones like Chelsea, Matt, Emma and actually Christopher) were really fully developed. I just have one problem with the book, which was the timeline. It was going way to fast, and there were so many parts where it seemed that an enormous amount of time passed seemingly inexplicably. I really wished that Ius would have taken more time in really painting the scenes. Meaning that I wished that the novel was perhaps twice as long. Does that mean that I loved it so much that I wanted it to be longer? Maybe it does!
"'It's okay to be vulnerable,' he says.
'You mean weak?'
'Powerful.' he says"
Rating: 8/10 Stars
Recommended for People Who Enjoy: Fast and Furious, contemporary, action, cars