People who read this blog regularly will know that I hate giving bad reviews, so instead of writing a review for Hilary Duff’s Elixir, I will instead share with you my goodreads updates and a selection of gifs. Mostly because this book is one big paperbound WTF and I need to straighten it out in my mind.
Before we start – there will be spoilers, usual rules apply. So, if when you see River you should probably stop reading if you don’t want to know anything.
Ok so, let me just break this down for ya’ll, Clea is a young photojournalist – young enough to still need parental permission but old enough to go clubbing – with famous parents. At the start of the book, her dad is missing presumed dead and she starts noticing a hot stranger in photos she’s taken when there is no conceivable way that he can possibly be there. Then he starts haunting her dreams. They meet and she suspects he might be a cold bloodied killer but her bff thinks he’s hot so it’s ok. and together, she, hot stranger and her buddy, Ben go on a mini transatlantic mission to try and find Clea’s dad and the elixir of life with many wtf moments along the way. Let’s begin.
|07/29||page 66||20.0%||“Um… You took a picture of your closet, saw a man in the picture that wasnt in your closet and then just WENT TO SLEEP IN THE SAME ROOM THAT THAT WEIRDNESS WENT DOWN IN?! Gurrl, what is up with that?!|
Yes. Yes. That’s a thing that just happened.
|07/30||page 132||40.0%||“In my head, Clea is Lizzie Maguire and Ben is Gordo. Its all thats keeping me going.”
|08/01||page 135||40.0%||“Wait though… Doesnt Sage think Cleas with Ben? Wtf Sage?!”|
|07/30||page 165||50.0%||“Seriously? Seriously? You discover a murderous art collection and the first thing you do is go to the bathroom?!”|
I know that when I find myself in a house in the middle of a rainforest belonging to a creepy man who shows up in photographs and is wearing my missing father’s watch, and then I discover that he has a collection of paintings that depict my murder over and over again, the first thing I want to do is hang out in the bathroom leaving my best friend in the company of said creepy man.
|08/01||page 231||70.0%||“Hold up… Even though you think creepy man from photos who you met in a jungle wearing your missing dad’s watch might be a time travelling murderer, you still think its a good idea for your friend to share a room with him an then shag him in a car?!? Wtf?!|
|08/01||page 297||90.0%||“Ya’ll need Jesus, thats all I’m saying at this juncture.”|
Now, I love Hilary Duff, always have done, but really, Hilary? Really? I gotta be honest, I really can’t read the rest of this series.
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