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The Compulsive Reader: Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted


On his first day in his new school, no one talks to Lucius. Everyone is too intimidated by the rumors of the explosion that he caused, and the hooks he has instead of hands. This is fine with Lucius—he'd rather not talk to anyone at all.

But then there's Aurora. Aurora is dealing with pain of her own, the pain of losing her mother. Lucius' hooks don't bother her at all, but instead intrigue her. Is it possible that the two of them can look beyond the surface to what's truly important and find redemption with each other?

Crazy Beautiful is an unexpected love story that deals with far more than just those breathless moments of first love, but delves deeper into the finer aspects of choices and consequences, second chances, and forgiveness. The emotions that Baratz-Logsted evokes in Crazy Beautiful are painful and raw, but authentic and exhilarating as well. Crazy Beautiful is a concise, entrancing, and completely consuming read, punctuated by smart humor and wonderful characterizations that especially cause Aurora and Lucius stand out. In its own unique way, Crazy Beautiful is a compelling, bittersweet, and memorable read with a love story so persuasive that it will keep you coming back again and again.

Cover Comments: This cover is gorgeous! I love the black and white color scheme, and the graceful lines of the image--it creates a very romantic, but edgy look that fits the book perfectly!

Crazy Beautiful will be released on September 7th, 2009.

14 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, you have a copy of this?? So jealous, but it sounds just lovely. I love the cover as well. Definitely evokes love, but danger and dark emotions as well...so cool.

Great review. I'm glad you liked it.

-Lauren

WhatBriReads said...

This sounds amazing. I'll definitely get it when it comes out.

pirate penguin said...

I wish I had a copy of this. When I saw it on Amazon, I was immediately drawn by the amazingly awesome cover. Great review!

BookChic said...

I didn't know you had a copy!!! I should be getting mine soon hopefully.

Great review! :)

Thao said...

I hope I'll get a copy of this one soon. I'm crazy about this beatiful book. It sounds so goood.

Lenore said...

Can't wait!

Kate said...

This book sounds really good :)

Beth F said...

Wow. I'll definitely be looking for this one.

SarahChristine said...

i love the cover,its so cool looking.its kinda hard to describe what i like best about it

Janssen said...

I am suddenly hearing about this book all over the place and I'm DYING to read it now. It looks so great.

Reader Rabbit said...

I iz jealous!

It sounds great; I can't wait till it comes out!

Mishel said...

*sigh* September is so far away. This sounds amazing though and I've had it on my TBR list for some time now.

Michelle said...

A love story to come back to again and again? Yes, please!

Melanie said...

This book sounds absolutely amazing! You're right, the cover is gorgeous. I can't wait to read this!