Friday, May 8, 2015

Review Time #82

Wait! By Stacey Nash

Jordan Hays knows just how precious life is; that’s why he has his own mapped out. He’ll work to pay his way through university while he studies hard, regardless of the constant distractions. Because when it comes to becoming a nurse, he’s deadly serious. He won’t fail to save someone again.

But Hex Penton is way too similar to the sister he lost, and even though the only thing more fun than stupid dares is the crazy girl who sets them, Jordan needs to make a choice. Hex believes every moment is important; every opportunity must be taken, because you never know when the world will be yanked out from underneath you. With the foundations he’s based his life on shaken, Jordan must discover what’s more important: making sure Hex’s life isn’t wasted, or remembering how to live his. 

It’s time to play truth or dare.


Wait! is a story about acceptance, learning to trust and in turn love while facing life's unexpected difficulties.

After reading and loving Ssh! by Nash I couldn't wait to get my hands on book two in the Oxley saga. Apart from the fact that the whole series is based where I go to college and University, I love the writing and knowing what really happens at an Australian college.

Wait! Is about Hex and Jordan, who are both freshers (first years) and what they are both dealing with while they begin studying at university. Jordan is Logan's brother from Ssh! so we get to see both him, and Liv again which is exciting. We know a little about Jordan's past from Ssh! but we really get to find out who he is and why he decided to do nursing rather than another course and why he seemingly drawn to Hex. First night of college and Hex is known as the party girl, not really caring about being at university in the first place she is really getting into O-Week.

Hex reminds Jordan of everything that his sister was and fears that she is heading down the same path as her. The overbearingness that Jordan has towards Hex really keeps them apart from each other as Hex doesn't want to know that she reminds him of his dead sister. While Hex manages to get Jordan having some fun instead of being so serious all the time and Jordan manages to get Hex to see that there is something that she enjoys and can do. I loved the continuous dare game they had going on which really added to the story.

I haven't said this in a long time to say that I related to the male character more than the female might be because Jordan and I have a lot in common, swimming, not huge partiers/drinkers and both study a health field. Hex on the other hand is a wild child or at least she is for most of the book. The minor characters were fantastic and I kind of want them to have their own story but still they added more to the story.

Nash has managed to create a realistic view of Australian college and university life which I haven't seen in any Australian YA/NA which is kind of sad but still the details about where they are and what is happening are fantastic and I could imagine exactly where they are. The story of Jordan and Hex isn't about romance (not completely) but about getting past the bad things and learning to move on from past. 

Thankyou so much Stacey for the ARC copy!

Rating: 5/5

Keely xx

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