Book Review - DRIVE by KATE STEWART
If I could give more than five stars I would because this book just rocked my world and shot right to the top of my all time fav reads list. Bold statement I know. I'm obsessing !!! Completely obsessing over Drive by Kate Stewart. So much so I have read this book twice over the last 24 hours. So I was told repeatedly today to read Drive. Multiple people used that magic word on me (Angsty) and like the obsessed bookwhore that I am I one clicked and dove in. From the beginning I knew that this book would have it. And I'm still reading and the journey I've taken so far is bliss watching something develop btw two people. I'm loving it, I'm invested I'm blissfully ignorant of what's to come. Even when the playlist itself in this book (which is beyond brilliant by the way) is niggling at my mind whispering the pain is coming the pain is coming. I've been ignoring it for the most part except for the first part of each chapter where I click the link to hear the song. And while it's playing i stop reading until it's done letting that angst that I know is coming seep it's way into my brain. Once the song is over I block it and continue on my bliss. Even when there a moments throughout this book that tell me I'm reaching that part of the ride where I'm at the top and am about to hit the death plunge. Let me tell you when the Angst came and boy did it come I was overwhelmed. Chest tightened, heart pounding and completely overwhelmed with emotions. "Love doesn't die, even when you stop feeding it. There is no expiration date on the ache of missing someone you shared your heart, life and body with." The storyline, the characters, the flow, the plot, the emotions, the playlist. Everything about this book was perfect. Reid - Oh my gawd he had me. My soul, my breathe, my desire, my life. Nate - My heart, my friendship, my sanity, my loyalty. Stella - She was everything. Every moment I was with her throughout this book. Every single mile, every single song I was there with her, reliving, dying, happy, sad, reflecting, overcome with emotion. "You still want the fairytale, but it's mine to give you, and I can't give it to you if you're with the wrong fucking prince." "Because I sleep on the left," "And you'll sleep on the right. Every man needs a right girl." And let's talk about that playlist. I will say this is the first time I have seen a playlist for a book utilized in this way. Chapter by chapter each song so perfectly chosen for what was happening. I honestly can't say enough about this book and how brilliant it was. It mixed both my love of the written word with my love of music so perfectly and harmoniously together. An epic angsty read that will take you on a journey through heartbreak, love, and finding home.
Music . . . the heart’s greatest librarian. The average song is three and a half minutes long; those three and a half minutes could lead to a slow blink, a glimpse of the past, or catapult the soul into heart-shattering nostalgia. At the height of my career, I had the life I wanted, the life I’d always envisioned. I’d found my tempo, my rhythm. Then I received a phone call that left me off key. You see, my favorite songs had a way of playing simultaneously. I was in love with one man’s beats and another’s lyrics. But when it came to the soundtrack of a life, how could anyone choose a favorite song? So, to erase any doubt, I ditched my first-class ticket and decided to take a drive, fixed on the rearview. Two days. One playlist. And the long road home to the man who was waiting for me.