I did not really like Lizzie or her family, but her girlfriend, Sarah and her brother’s fiancee, Maddie were lovely, well written characters.
What I Liked:
The characters were very well written and gave the story depth with their positive and negative personality traits.
Elizabeth realized the error of her ways at the end. I don’t know what else to add to that, I think I spoiled enough of this book while explaining what I didn’t like.
Elizabeth was the hero of her own story in more ways than one. Strong, independent women are always a plus, but sometimes being vulnerable is the strongest of actions.
What I Disliked:
The character growth was slow to take place and Elizabeth got on my nerves more than once. She was self-absorbed, sneaky, commitment-phobic on whole new level, she lied so much that not even she knew the truth, excessively insensitive, and she only liked her brother’s fiancee because she couldn’t have her.
Elizabeth’s family were just as terrible as her. They were miserable, bitter people… they were adept in the art of deception, even if they’re only deceiving themselves and they were also conceited…
[box title=”T.B. Markinson”]A 39-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling around the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. A Woman Lost is her debut novel.
T.B. Markinson’s upcoming novel, Marionette:
Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn’t insane, but she acts like she is. Why?
After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn’t believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn’t want to find herself and she doesn’t want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What she wants is control over her life, which she hasn’t had since her birth.
During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn’t come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family.
To add to Paige’s woes while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn’t out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex?
[lightbox]Please note that I have received a copy of this book from T.B. Markinson at Sweet Candy Distro & Press through Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.[/lightbox]