Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Feature: Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller (Review)

Triangles (Bermuda Triangle, #1)

Summary:
A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong? 

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?


My thoughts:
Right away I sympathized with Autumn. Her father was killed in a car accident she blames herself for, and her mother is in a coma from a different accident that Autumn also feels responsible for. Basically, Autumn hates her life and the guilt consuming her. All she wants to do is get out of New Jersey and go somewhere where no one knows her. But what's worse is that she's afraid to get close to people because everyone she loves winds up dead or in the hospital. So while she puts up a wall and pushes people away, she believes she's doing it to protect them.

She has mixed feelings about this cruise to Bermuda she's taking with her sister, Jessica, because her mom planned the trip before she fell into a coma. But Autumn also wants to get away and forget her problems. Only her problems follow her. Joey, the guy who is so in love with her that he follows her everywhere, manages to get on the cruise as well. Autumn thinks the cruise will be just as bad as her life back home, but she's wrong. It's worse.

As they enter the Bermuda Triangle, Autumn wakes up in a different reality each day. And each one is worse than the last. More accidents, more death, and more heartache. And she has to learn from it all or risk becoming a permanent victim of the Triangle.

I won't spoil the book for anyone. I'll just say that it's packed with emotion. Autumn is put through so much, and I couldn't help rooting for her.

Just for fun: Do you believe in the mysterious powers of the Bermuda Triangle?

32 comments:

  1. Such a timely review for Fall. Love the heroine's name! As for the powers of the Bermuda Triangle ... I wouldn't dismiss it entirely. (Never know what will happen in this world, right?)

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  2. Oh! Imagine today while taking my 8 year-old to School, she asked my about Bermuda Triangle and what happens around that area..lol It was a very interesting discussion, and woke me up cos I was Zombie-Walking her to School.
    Hmm.. I believe there must be something there that makes it such a rave. Not sure I'd like to find out though--first hand. Maybe from someone else's POV. :)

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    1. Yeah, I don't want to find out firsthand either. lol

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  3. I've always thought this sounded like such a neat premise. I don't think I've ever read anything set in the Bermuda Triangle. And I think there's something going on down there- mystery or magnetics, don't know, but something!

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    1. Yeah, something is going on. Maybe one day they'll figure out exactly what it is.

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  4. I definitely think something funky is going on in the Triangle. Yay for Kimmy's book!

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  5. Very nice review. I think weird things happen all the time, at the Bermuda Triangle and other places too. Life is strange sometimes.

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    1. Yes, life is definitely strange sometimes. ;)

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  6. Wow, that's quite the plotline! And set in the Bermuda Triangle no less.

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  7. Liking the Bermuda Triangle theme, and the title font is awesome with all of the jagged edges and sharp lines, really gives you a nice visual of the twists and turns of the plot :-)

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    1. Completely agree! I love when the font compliments the story.

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  8. Great review, Kelly! The book sounds very exciting. I believe there's definitely something funny going on in the Bermuda Triangle. I've seen too many reports of weird things happening to doubt it.

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    1. I know. There have been so many. It's hard not to believe something's up with the Triangle.

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  9. Great review! I wouldn't say I fully believe in the stuff about the Bermuda Triangle but I'd never go there. I'm fascinated about stuff like that. I like the idea that there are still things we can't explain.

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    1. I guess I like that idea too now that you mention it. :)

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  10. Great review Kelly--now I'll have to read it to see what happens. And, yes, believe in the triangle and Big Foot.

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    1. :)

      Sherry, I tried to find your blog but can't. I followed you on Google+ though.

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  11. Terrific review, Kelly! It sounds like a compelling twist on the genre.

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    1. It is a great twist on the Bermuda Triangle.

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  12. Triangles has interested my since I first saw the cover. The plot sounds intriguing and fascinating. Growing up I remember hearing about the Bermuda Triangle and thinking I would never go near it- as an adult I am not sure what to believe. Anything is possible!
    ~Jess

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    1. I don't think I'd go near it. lol Too much of a chicken.

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  13. This sounds fascinating. I've always been fascinated with the Bermuda Triangle and fiction related to it.

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    1. After reading this book, I want to read more about the Bermuda Triangle. It definitely peaked my interest.

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  14. I'm such a s-l-o-w reader, I don't know how you all do it. I've been stuck in the middle of WOOL for weeks now. Though I suppose if I watched less Breaking Bad...

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    1. lol I'm slow getting through books this summer. I'm trying to get caught up.

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  15. I've always been intrigued by Bermuda Triangle, and this book sounds so interesting and intriguing. Thanks for posting Kelly!

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