Blink Once

Author: Cylin Busby
Pages: 304
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Format: Paperback
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads): West is a high school senior who has everything going for him – until an accident leaves him paralyzed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, moving in and out of consciousness, West is isolated and alone. Until he meets Olivia. Olivia is the girl next door – though not the typical girl next door. She is in the hospital room next to his, and before long, she’s sneaking into his room to talk with him. Only Olivia seems to know what he’s thinking, and even dreaming about. Yet certain questions haunt him: Why is Olivia in the hospital? And how is she connected to the terrible dreams he’s been having? But the biggest shock of all comes when West must face the possibility that the girl he’s fallen in love with – and who’s done more to aid his recovery than anyone else – may not even be alive.

My Summary: West thought he had the perfect life - an amazing girlfriend, great friends, an a competitive BMX biking career. That is, until the accident.

Now West is a vegetable -  completely paralyzed and unable to move. His future looks bleak in comparison to what he used to have... until he meets Olivia. Strange, intense, and mysterious, Olivia helps West on the path to recovery faster than any miracle drug ever could have. But what will happen to their relationship when West is released and things suddenly take a turn for the worst?

My Thoughts: I had no idea what to expect when I began reading Blink Once, but I'm so glad I took a chance on it and stepped out of my comfort zone.

This novel was one of those ones that grabs you and doesn't let go. From the moment I started, I couldn't put it down  - I absolutely had to know what happened with West and Olivia. They were both such complex characters, and I loved the way the author portrayed them both in such a great way.

Final Thoughts: I can't really say more without giving something away, but I'll leave you with this: if you love contemporary literature and YA, you need to get yourself a copy of Blink Once!

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