Disclaimer: In no way, shape or form do I think badly of the author or the readers who have read and liked it. These are my opinions only. If you liked this book and are easily offended by negative reviews, I advise you not to read this one.
Title: Boys of Brayshaw High
Author: Meagan Brandy
“Girls like you aren’t exactly welcomed at a place like this, so keep your head down and look the other way.”
Those were the exact words of my social worker when she dropped me in my newest hellhole, a place for “troubled teens”.
I didn’t listen, and now I’m on their radar.
They expect me to play along in their games of hierarchy, to fall in line in the social order they’ve deemed me fit.
Too bad for them, I don’t follow rules.
Too bad for me, they’re determined to make sure I do.
Inconceivably attractive and treated like kings…these are the boys of Brayshaw High.
And I’m the girl who got in their way.
Rating: 1.5 / 5 stars
As soon as I read the description my intuition told me it was not going to be good. But I didn’t listen to it, I though it’s not about the description or the tacky cover, it’s about the story – if it’s good everything else doesn’t matter. And since this has such good ratings and soo many good reviews on GR I though it must good. I was so wrong. The only thing I’m glad is that I didn’t spend money on it, I got it when it was free on Kindle lol.
I’m not one to write negative reviews, but I do like constructive criticism and always talk about what I liked and what I didn’t like in any book. However, I must say that this was the worst book I’ve read in a long time. I remember giving Vicious 2 star rating when it was so much better than this.
First of all, the whole story seems like something from Wattpad (although I’m doing Wattpad wrong here, since there have been so many good stories there over the years). It’s similar to some stories there, where there is no particular plot. I was already 80% into the book and I thought to myself: Hey, we’re already so far into it. Why didn’t anything happen? Why is it already almost the end but it feels like the beginning? And the ending was disappointing and I feel like it was just added to create a cliff-hanger. I was hoping it would get better towards the ending, but it just got repetitive and boring and the ending sealed the deal for me, that I couldn’t wait for this to finish and that I definitely won’t be picking up the sequel!
As I’ve mentioned, it’s extremely repetitive. Through the whole book same stuff happens: Raven saying I’m not like other girls, and talking to someone or going somewhere she shouldn’t, then Maddoc goes after her and says you can’t do it you’re with us now.
Now Maddoc is something else for sure. Probably the most unlikable character in books. Who thinks being overly protective in terms of not letting your girl go to the party alone, or talk to her male friend is attractive. To me it’s not attractive, it’s just sick. I felt so bad for Raven, she has zero privacy with them showing up wherever she is and not letting her go anywhere by herself. If it was me, I’d go mad. And I found it weird how the author made Raven such a strong and independent character yet she let’s herself be the puppet of three teenage boys.
Another thing I found extremely unbelievable is that they are all in high school. Who does such things in high school? Do none of these children have any parents or care-givers? Why is the town run by three teenage boys and why is everyone afraid of them. Where is the police in this and where is the law?
This whole story was so weak and plotless and basically it’s an erotica with a bit of side story to make it longer. There are so many grammar mistakes and it was almost painful for me to read this, considering how bad it is.
And to end this all, that cabin scene where all three of them pleasure her to distract her from her fear of dark – that is by far the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read of, and I’ve had my far share of weird books.
But I have to thank this book, because of it in the future I will always trust my intuition and will think wisely before starting a new book. This was enough hell for me, I don’t need more.
If you are turned-off from reading this book – don’t be! You might end up liking it, or hating it with as much passion as I do. We are all different. If you’ve read this book, please tell me your opinions, or link your own review in the comments.
8 thoughts on “Rant review: Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy”
Oh boi, that review was quite the read :’) It sucks that you’ve read an awful book and you can’t get that time back but hey, at least you warned other people about it! And that last scene sounds ridiculous :’D because sexytimes TotAlLy SOlvEs EvEry PrOblEm EvAr! That trope is so awful in so many ways, ew.
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It put me off from new adult, I definitely won’t read that genre any time soon lol. And you’re totally right about that scene. Honestly I was so disgusted 🙄😆
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OOF. I hope there’ll be better new adult books out there :’)