Undeclared (Burnham College #2) by Julianna Keyes – eARC Review

Undeclared (Burnham College, #2)Publication Date:

February 27th, 2017

Publisher:

Julianna Keyes

Goodreads Synopsis:

Kellan McVey is Burnham College’s most prolific athlete, partier, and ladies’ man—and that’s just how he likes it. Returning to reign for his third year, he wants nothing to change. Then Andrea Walsh shows up.

It wasn’t too long ago that Andi and Kellan were lifelong friends, mortal enemies, and, for one hot summer, more. Then Kellan left and Andi stayed behind.

Kellan thought he’d moved past that last summer’s heartbreak, but with Andi sitting next to him in class, befriending his friends, and battling for the same once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity, he’s starting to remember why he hated her…and why he loved her.

Kellan has a long list of reasons that falling for Andi again is a terrible idea, though every new moment together challenges that theory. But Andi’s all too familiar with Kellan’s love ’em and leave ’em approach—and she’s found someone else to get serious about.

Burnham’s campus king has never had to fight for a girl, but if he wants Andi to give him another chance, he’ll have to do the one thing he’s never had the nerve to do: admit it.

Review:

*I was provided a copy by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Once again this was a buddy read with Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions so click HERE to read her thoughts about this book :).

You know that feeling when you’re highly anticipated something and then it’s not what you were expecting? That’s what happened with me and this book. Last year I read Undecided, the first book in this series and I loved it. I also loved Kellan a lot so I was really excited for his book… well, his book ended up being a disappointment. It’s not that the book was bad I just didn’t connect with the characters and the story. It didn’t help that I was reading it during a reading slump.

My main problem with this book were the characters. As much as I loved Kellan in the first book I just didn’t like him that much in this one. The carefree Kellan I grew to love was not this Kellan who wasn’t even able to talk to the important people in his life when he should talk. I have a huge problem with miscommunication in book and that’s what basically happened in this one because Kellan was unable to talk when he should and then when he wanted to talk something would happen, which would throw everything away. It was just so damn frustrating. I also didn’t like Andi that much. Because this book is told only from Kellan’s POV we never know what’s really going on with Andi but I didn’t like how she acted sometimes and I just couldn’t connect with her. I just think that if I liked the characters I might have liked this book a little bit more.

While I had a few problems with the main characters I still liked the story. It was nothing special but it was enjoyable. I also, loved that Kellan’s friends played such a huge part in this book because I loved them a lot and I missed Nora and Crosbie. It was great to see how friendship was so important to all these characters. However, there were some other things I didn’t like. There were some things happening in the story at some points and I thought some of those things would be important for the plot but in the end those things were irrelevant and were just there to fill in some pages.

Overall, while this book was a little bit of a disappointment it was still an enjoyable read. I still think that if this something that you might like you should give it a try… and don’t forget to read Undecided too because it’s such a good book.

Rating:

3.5 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

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