Sweet by Emmy Laybourne
Summary: Laurel was invited to the cruise by her friend Viv. Although Viv seems incredibly excited at the prospect to lose weight, Laurel doesn't really want to because she was brought up believing being a bit bigger doesn't mean you are less valuable. While all the other celebrities love the new fat reducing sugar packets it seems that only Laurel and the famous Tom Forelli don't mind their weight. Then things start to get weird. *scroll down for spoilers*
Opinion: The first thing I thought when I picked up this book was -Wow! this is so beautiful! -... then I noticed the little red trail coming out of the T and I decided to read the inside of the cover. It seemed pretty interesting and so I brought the book home. .
I was very much mistaken and I definitely had NO idea that this book would end the way it did. It started out pretty much the way I imagined. Even though this book was quite the thriller I have to say that it wouldn't be one of my favorites mainly just due to the gore. However the idea of this book is actually pretty relevant to our current society and if this were to exist I truly think this book would become a nonfiction book, and that is pretty scary... This book definitely addresses one of the worst possible outcomes of negative body image and so really summary of this story should just be "BOYS AND GIRLS YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL NO MATTER WHAT" because you are and don't you forget it!
Anyways although this book isn't for everyone, I would still recommend it to those who want to see what it would be like if too many people trusted the wrong person to help them. *scroll down for spoilers*
Read if you like books with: gore, futuristic ideas, love, sci-fi (i guess... sorta?), thrillers
Rating: 3.5-4/5 (sorry can't decide)
Favorite Quote:"People would kill to be thin."
Summary Spoilers: It turns out that the sweetener is actually highly addictive and soon people can't stop eating it and people are starting to look like zombie/skeletons. Tom and Laurel start to stick together fearful of what's happening. Then things get worse when the sweetener is running low and people start killing other to drink the sweetener from their blood. This is when Laurel and Tom try to escape with the help of the cruise staff and go back to warn the rest of the world of this deadly sweetener.
Opinion Spoilers:SUPER GORY. I was literally frowning at the book when I read what was going on. At that point I couldn't stop reading pretty much because I was FREAKING OUT. This is definitely a thriller and the ending definitely makes you think!
A fan of anything fiction, furry, & fun.