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Entangled – Cat Clarke

“I met Ethan the night I was planning to kill myself. Pretty Inconvenient, when you think about it.
 The same questions whirl round and round in my head:

What does he want from me? 
How could I let this happen? 
AM I GOING TO DIE? (thats my particular favourite.)

This isn’t quite how I planned it. And I do like things to go to plan.

These are the first few lines which had me mesmerised with Entangled

Grace is a mess. She doesn’t know where she is or how she got there. She only knows that Ethan is there too and keeps bringing food to her in the white room with boarded windows and a writing desk that she’s stuck in.
I love the idea of this book – the way you are completely engrossed inside Graces head; you feel what she feels, you want to know what she wants to know: how did she get there, who is Ethan? and also you want to know the things she’s keeping back at first: What happened between her and Sal and why oh why did she want to kill herself in the first place?!
The book was so frustrating for me, I wanted, no needed, to know what was had happened. There was so many questions and theories buzzing round my head and I couldn’t read fast enough! I wanted to just sit there and read through the whole thing but Id get interrupted or I would have to do something else and I’d get annoyed with myself cos I just wanted to get back to the book!
I love how Grace’s character seems so real. As I say you feel what she feels and you get to see exactly who she is. As you’re stuck with her while she’s going through all of her experiences and she’s being completely true to herself she can’t lie to you. You know she’s played around with a lot of guys, she is definitely no angel, and she says VERY stupid things at inappropriate times but you cant help wanting her to get out of the room, to escape from her torment.
I love it when books really make you think and Entangled does this so well. I’d be sat there with some theory and all of a sudden something would happen to scupper it completely and I’d be so annoyed trying to come up with another theory that matches what had just happened.
My theory about the ending came at what I think was exactly the right time but it wasn’t fully formed until the very last chapter. Even with that theory intact, and correct, Entangled really kept my focus right until the very last word just as any good book should.


  • ComaCalm

    I had a very good theory at about page 100, then another another 50 pages later. The ending wasn’t what I expected and not how I would have written it but I enjoyed it all the same. Looking forward to her next book!

  • Mist@BookaholicsBookClub

    This is one of my favourites of the year to, I loved it so much and was in floods of tears at the end. Having had similar experiences to grace in the past I really felt connected to her and her emotions. I gush about this book all the time and cannot wait for her next novel torn!

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