To The Steadfast by Briana Gaitan
Genre: YA, contemporary romance
Resolute. Firm. Unwavering. That was my love for him. Steadfast for as long as I can remember.
As my best friend’s brother, he ignored me before noticing me. He protected me, bought me my first beer, but eventually became my undoing.
There was a time I would have died to get him to notice me, now I’d do anything to forget him.
I’m not the one who can tame him, and he’s not the guy who will change for me.
This isn’t a story about falling in love, this is a story about falling out of love.
And finding the strength to move on.
Here’s to the steadfast.
*This is a standalone story that crosses years from YA into NA genre, due to HEAVY subject matter this book is for ages 16 and up. This is not your typical love story.*
This book started out solid for me with it’s super strong subject matter but then seemed to slip straight into the abyss that is YA with the heroine fretting over the boys ‘affections, non-affections, manwhore, ignoring but ultimately loving her’ ways.
I wanted to know more about the heroine but unfortunately for me, the heroine’s best friend held more of my interest. Please don’t dismiss this as a negative review. Far from it. The author is definitely able to spin a good yarn. The characters just seemed to be like every other YA book. There are more issues for teens to be growing up than deciding on going to a party or not.
There were even some chapters that I was like ‘umm … nothing happened in this chapter’ and they felt like filler chapters. I’m not one for skipping parts but for me – it was wearing me down – I was begging for a different character to tell their story. I wanted to know more from Mischa point of view.
I would love to know what others think of this book. Like I said, the author has a great ability in telling a story, it’s a shame her characters had such a predictable path. If I wasn’t reading this book for review then I wouldn’t have made it to the end to see the unpredictable ending. Just hope it’s enough for other readers.
I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion.
Buy TO THE STEADFAST