Lyrical Lights by Maria La Serra ARC Review

Rating – ⭐️

Release date – 19th April 2018

It seems like I’m on a bit of a bad run at the moment; I don’t know if it’s because Immortal Reign completely owned my existence, or if I’m just a bit unlucky at the moment, but this is the second book I’ve looked forward to, read, and been disappointed by.

I feel like Simon Cowell, Craig Revel Horwood, Jason Gardiner, and all the rest of the reality TV bad guy judges who pick on every single little detail.

Alas, I just can’t help it.

Lyrical Lights follows Mabel, an aspiring model trying to make it big in New York City. She’s hard of hearing, which affects her speech and makes modelling agencies steer clear of her. Just as she’s about to throw in the towel and move back home, she meets Simon, a big shot photographer who convinces her to stay.

And, naturally, within the first hour of their meeting, Mabel is contemplating true love.

Deep sigh

Maybe I hate insta-love in books because I’m bitter and just want some handsome, non-psychopathic man to come up to me in a cafe/pub and be nice to me and tell me that they want to see me again after twenty minutes of meeting.

Maybe I’m just a realist.

Either way, insta-love irritates the crap out of me, to the point where a book needs to have a bloody good plot and set of characters to be getting above a rating of three stars from me.

And, sadly, this didn’t.

Apart from the characters being pretty 2D, the writing was also very…forward. Mechanical. There were little quips here and there that made me cringe so hard because they were just so cheesy and forced.

I wanted to love this book, I really did. The description intrigued me, the cover is gorgeous, and I totally thought I was going to be onto a winner.

But, hey. Onwards and upwards.

*thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read this book*

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