Oh my goodness! I was so worried that this book would be really cheesy and to my surprise, I was absolutely sucked in! Cathy’s only fault, I think, is that she trusts and loves so easily, but then you remember her background and think, “Actually, that makes total sense.” Between her rock star crush, Nathan, her new found friends, her family background and Nathan’s secret, I think Cathy has a whole lot on her plate and not a lot of time to figure it all out! The story was really well written and the pace was set at a great speed. Nothing happened to quickly or too slowly. I think that once Cathy found out that Nathan was a Ripmender, that Julianne Alcott did a great job at making Cathy first apprehensive then completely trustworthy, which is something she would be since her family was never there for her and she didn’t have any good friends until college.
The detail to the scenery and scene changes were great-I love books that can make me feel like I am actually being transported with the characters wherever they go. The Ripmender does exactly that. I read a lot of YA Fiction and sometimes they can be really immature (I’m in my mid-twenties, so that’s saying something), but Ripmender was anything but! I was so excited when I got to the end of the book, and the end…Oh man! I hope (so much) that there is a sequel!!!!
*An EPUB file of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.