Wednesday, January 2, 2013

8:18 PM
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Beautiful Disaster should be avoided by teenage girls. Seriously.

Maybe because this type of dysfunctional relationship is not my cup of tea or something. But believe it or not, I don't believe for a single moment that love can conquer anything. The idea of it is ridiculous.

When I was first introduced to Travis Maddox, I was like:


Not again! The whole archetype of bad boy image and that one girl can conquer him or solve whatever puzzle inside the disturbing mind of the guy.

But I decided to continue. For unknown reasons, I was secretly hoping that Beautiful Disaster would, you know... redeem itself. I even did a hopeful dance.


Alas, it was a hopeful but, didn't-work dance. The severe psychological anomaly of Travis Maddox (he's possessive, he is controlling, he is violent, he is temperamental etc etc) didn't change at all even until 3/4 into the book. Blah. Why did even Abby agreed to stay with him in longer period of time? What kind of a fucked up sense it is sleeping on the same bed with a guy without doing anything. Of couse something would have happened. I wouldn't judge people who gossiped about Abby, because their judgement are completely logical.

Travis' friends should have brought him to the psychiatrist if they really are his friends. Or even Abby. But they never bother to think how much Travis is ill mentally.

I couldn't even finish the book. And I read somewhere that they got married in Las Vegas. At 19.


ATTENTION YO' PEOPLE! LOVE CAN CONQUER ALL! how the fuck are they gonna have enough money? Parents, someone? Did they got married just like that? Maybe they will become the thief-bag duo and travel all around US just to steal and rob at banks. Is thief-bag even a word? Meh.

1.5 stars. 2 for the entertainment value. For shits and giggles.

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Putri loves to read books and mangas. She's an avid fan of the YA Genre and the fantasy fiction stuffs. She loves a bit of fun and humour here and there.


  1. Lol great review :D Love the use of all the gifs and stuff! Shame the book was kinda a let-down for you though.

    Catherine :)
    The Book Parade

    1. Thank you, Catherine! :D Gifs are always entertaining!

      Yeah, too bad Beautiful Disaster is not my cup of tea :(

      Followed your blog through GFC btw :D

  2. Hi, I'm a new follower from Book Blogs! Check out my blog here Bookish Whimsy, and hopefully you would like to follow back. :)

    I've heard so much about the messed up relationship in this book - you've reminded me why I've stayed well away from reading it! Very entertaining review though!

    1. Hi Charlene! I followed you back =)

      Glad that this review could help you! And thank you! ;) My sense of humour is kind of off, but happy that you find this entertaining :D It means I kind of have improved my sense of humour. I hope so.

  3. Okay, you nailed what my co-blogger and I were so frustrated with in Beautiful Disaster, and because of that we're following you both on Networked Blogs and GFC. When people wanted to be Abby, we slumped in our chairs and heaved heavy sighs. When people wanted a Travis, we both wanted to just go far, far away and raise alpacas. For being a voice of reason, and for making us give up on our alpaca-raising dreams, we thank you.

    The Twins Read

    1. No, thank YOU! :D

      Yes. Both of them are very disturbing characters for my taste. One's too possessive and one's too forgiving.

      Followed you guise on both GFC and Networked Blogs just because you guise are awesome.