Title: Sweet Oblivion
Author: Bailey Ardisone
Published: December 30th, 2012
Word Count: Approx. 107,000 words
Genre: YA Romance/Fantasy
sweet adjective ˈswēt a : pleasing to the mind or feelings
obliv·i·on noun ə-ˈbli-vē-ən, ō-, ä- 1: the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten
Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town and she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.
Nari hates everything about her life except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.
Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to and it means life or death for her and her people, she does all that she can to turn that hope into reality and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time.
She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.
Some secrets are best kept in Oblivion.
When I first saw this cover I really didn't think I would like this book, I know cliche right? However, I was really impressed by what was inside the cover. Bailey Ardisone really surprised me. Even after I first started reading Sweet Oblivion, I thought it was a bit confusing, especially when it was switched to Namine's side or things. Fortunately it all came together in the end which was amazing but left ya with such a cliff hanger.
Nariella was abused as a child, teased in school and never really had much attention from any one besides her best friend Rydan. That's until a few new people moved into town. Now with her two new best fiends and her hot new boyfriend(?). She feels she can be more than she ever imagined. Except if it's not her foster father beating her then she has people after her who keep trying to take her and get information on things she knows nothing about until someone sheds light on the subject.
Namine's world is falling apart by a King who is tearing the kingdom down in more ways then one. She is trying to contact those from her world to have them come home and help before its too late. To see if she succeeds you most read this book. I for one can not wait for the sequel, Sweet Escape. The Sweet Series are going to be epic, this I can already tell just from the first book.