Hey there! Its been quite a while since I’ve posted. (Oops?) But in my defense, I’ve been reading. Like a lot. I’ve been reading the Addicted Series/Calloway Sisters Series by Krista and Becca Ritchie! I normally don’t like to post reviews unless I’ve finished a series, and since I recently finished the Addicted series itself (still working on Calloway series) I figured I’d blog something about the books that have quickly taken over my heart.
When I first heard of this series, recommended by a friend, I was a bit hesitant. The plot seemed a bit cheesy and it was definitely not rated PG. But those thoughts quickly went away as I read it. I could relate to Lily with her awkwardness (though not with her sex addiction – sorry Lily. Guess I’m a prude.) And Loren? *swoon* But I’ve got to admit when Rose Calloway and Connor Cobalt were introduced a little (ok – a lot) of my attention was shifted. Academic rivals whose passion to beat each other quickly turns to passion for well… each other? Uh yes, please. There’s also Ryke Meadows and Daisy Calloway whose connection gives me the feels. (Seriously. My eyes starting tearing up as I typed that sentence. I must be PMSing or something. Heh. Emotions? Idk her.)
The Addicted Series (and Calloway Sisters) also focuses on a lot of important issues. Sex Addiction, Alcoholism, PTSD, OCD, and others. I’ve got to admit when I first starting reading it the internalized misogynist part of myself immediately thought Lily Calloway as just a plain whore. But as the book got into more depth into her addiction I realized that wasn’t the cast. It also slyly addressed some of the sex issues every girl faces in the world about her sexuality.
So it’s like overall amazing.
Some of the plots are my personal favorites though. I’m not a fan of any reality TV Tropes but I’m usually plot driven while reading a book so that shows how interesting these books were written. (I can not stress enough how much I love this series.)
There’s just one small thing I don’t like though.
LET LOREN AND LILY BE HAPPY. Like, seriously. In every book, there have been major issues coming up for them and it’s like they’ve already been through the bad stuff stop making it worse. Honest to God, I’d read the books without any of the conflicts. Just 500ish pages of the Calloway crew being happy. Jeez, I’m sorry. I’m tearing up. *Again.* They just mean so much to me.
If you want to read the series, (which I highly recommend you should unless you prefer characters with fewer issues, and in that case, you should read it anyway), you can find the links to purchase them here or here.
I guess that’s all for now. (Don’t worry – I’ll most likely be writing about these characters again in the future. I don’t know how I could not.)
Tell me in the comments if you’ve read this or would like to!