Sublime by Christina Lauren (team of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings)
True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors ofBeautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author ofShatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read".
When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.
Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…
Publishes in US: October 14th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA para
Source: Simon Teen
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I wanted to read Sublime because of the haunting cover and the description of the ghostly love story and wanted to know more about the brink of death experiences he got himself into, as well as the whys to Lucy's appearance and her draw to Colin.
I liked how it was dual perspective, so while we know a bit about Lucy, Colin definitely doesn't and we are figuring out along with him why she is so special to him, why he sees her with ease and why she isn't noticed as much or the same way by the other students.
The school already has ghost stories, they call them Walkers, and claim to have seen ghosts around the lake and in the woods, and I didn't know how much or at all it played into why Lucy was drawn to the school and why she couldn't leave.
Colin is a dare devil to start with which I guess made me a bit more okay with the risk taking that he does in order to connect more with Lucy. It was an interesting element to the story, that is for sure. I couldn't believe how far some of it went actually, but it was unique.
I really enjoyed the story as well as the lure around the school. I couldn't decide about Lucy and what the intentions were and if her strength and presence actually was from his near death experiences or if it was some other theory that she actually was his guardian.
And oh my the ending... Um. I am really not sure what happened. It was extremely open ended and the epilogue didn't really help with clarity or adding to the answers that I wanted.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Do you think you could fall in love with a ghost? What about die to be with them?