Review: Walking Disaster

13 May, 2013 / 1 Comment

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Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire

My Copy: ARC PDF eBook, 450 pages
Publication Date: April 16, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Source: NetGalley/Publisher
How much is too much to love? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire’s New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
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My Review:

Walking Disaster was my first experience with this type of book — reading the same story, but from a different POV (point of view).  Walking Disaster is told in first person narration by Travis Maddox — whereas, Beautiful Disaster was told in Abby’s POV.  So, we get to see inside Travis’s head (which was interesting) and see the things he does when Abby is not with him (which was kinda cool).

I thought it was interesting and a neat idea to do this.  It was definitely informative and I feel like I was able to get a good sense of every little detail of this story after reading it from both POVs.  I think this book made me like Travis a bit more than I did in Beautiful Disaster.  We get to see into his mind and know the reasons he is doing certain things that he does.

Now, I received this book for free in exchange for a review.  If I hadn’t, I’m not sure that I would have bought it, as it is the same story, just with a different narrator (so, it does change the feel of the story, but it is essentially the same and you know what is going to happen).  I think I would have to be pretty crazy in love with the story after reading Beautiful Disaster in order to pick this book up from a bookstore.  But, that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy it, because I did.

This review isn’t in as much detail as normal, as I have already talked about the story and the characters when I read Beautiful Disaster (<–click there to read my review!)

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One Response to “Review: Walking Disaster”

  1. Certainly a different approach – written twice from two different points of view… A brave move by the author because as you say, the urge to buy the second novel might not be there for a lot of people because they already know the outcome.

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