Friday, February 19, 2016
Seeking Havok - Lila Felix/ Sweet Reads Friday
Her life is just as messed up as her name.
All she wanted was a friend---one that knew her and not her circumstances. She needed somewhere to call home. Hers was an open door for countless men looking for the services her mother offered them. She camouflaged herself against lockers and blackboards to avoid the stares and whispers at school.
And then she found Cal...and Fade.
Cal lives like Frankenstein, rising at night to work and just trying to make it until dawn. He avoids most relationships, afraid of the things he will be asked to do. He moonlights as Fade, a radio station DJ who spends hours counseling his peers on their troubles. It was all mundane until Jocelyn called the station.
Cal and Havok pursue a friendship.
Jocelyn and Fade pursue a relationship beyond the confines of the radio waves.
But when Havok disappears, Cal will find that Havok has been guarding a lifetime worth of secrets. And when Fade and Jocelyn’s all night phone conversations cease, he finds a link between them he never saw coming.
Seeking Havok isn't your typical upper YA romance. Havok's life has been hell. Her mother is a stripper and a hooker and expects her to become the same when she graduates high school. Havok's dream is to go to college and become the best person she can be. Her escape every night is listening to Fade's show on the radio.
Fade is tired of girls wanting to be with him because of his radio personality. So, when he meets the beautiful and smart Havok he tells her his name is Cal. He knows that Havok has had a rough life but he doesn't put two and two together that she's the same girl who called into the radio station that he can't get off his mind.
Havok is a character that will draw you in and you feel for her and the situation she's in and grew up in. I had to finish the story and find out how her story ended. Fade/Cal had me wrapped around his little finger. He is supportive, loving and compassionate. Though they were thrown curve balls left and right the story is ultimately about hope and survival. If you enjoy super gritty and emotional upper YA romance I would highly recommend Seeking Havok.