Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Publication date: December 3, 2013
*Mature situations and sexual content - recommended for ages 17+*
It’s impossible to focus on college biology when your family believes doomsday is imminent and the government is out to get you.
All Pete Wilson’s ever wanted is to become a veterinarian, but those dreams are going up in flames. Commuting to an urban college and helping his parents with their apocalyptic prepper crap is more than he can handle.
Worse, Pete’s asshole neighbor is stirring up trouble, his family’s stockpile has been destroyed and farm animals are turning up dead.
Lindsey Linger is the tomboy sister of his best friend. Now a sexy spitfire, she and Pete are liable to set the barn ablaze as their romance finally heats up. But she’s hiding a terrible secret, and rural life isn’t all bonfires and hayloft romps. That becomes clear one icy winter night when the survival of everyone Pete loves hangs in the balance.
Can Pete be the hero they need, or will this be the end of the world as he knows it?
Review: Shelf Life is an interesting story. I liked that it's written in Pete's point of view. He's a bit of an awkward eighteen year old..just graduated high school, his family is more than strange, but it's his life and that's how it is. Now it's time to settle into college life and hopefully lose some of his socially awkward status. A chain of events happens which makes Pete think and act accordingly, but sometimes others don't appreciation how he handles things. In fact, neither does he.
I enjoyed the quirkiness of the characters. Everyone that has a role in this book brings such a unique addition, it won't be easy to forget the characters. Sometimes, I wanted to throttle Pete. I didn't always find him likable and he needed a bit of sense knocked into him. But he's realistic, that's for sure. He's a well crafted character that many could relate to on one level or another.
All in all, the book is fairly well put together. The writing is good, the pacing at times is slow, but for the most part it transitions well and kept me reading. I'll be looking for other titles by the author.
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Always a misfit, Stephanie Lawton writes twisted romance that tugs the heart strings then punches you in the gut.She has a tendency to psychoanalyze people, which comes in handy when creating character profiles. She has a fascination with teacher-student relationships, bullies, psychics, doomsday preppers and larger-than-life characters.Making readers squirm is her greatest pleasure.Proceed with caution.
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