Jac Reviews: Find Me I’m Yours by Hillary Carlip

by Jac on December 26, 2014

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Jac Reviews: Find Me I’m Yours  by Hillary CarlipFind Me I'm Yours by Hillary Carlip
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads
three-half-stars
“If you believe in destiny like I do, and you think there’s even a remote possibility we’re meant to be together, then find me I’m yours.” —Mr. WTF

In one sentence — one serendipitous moment — everything Mags Marclay, an offbeat, wry, 24-year-old struggling artist living in L.A., has ever known is forever changed as she is led on a treasure hunt to find her soul mate.

Find Me I’m Yours is a highly entertaining, unconventional virtual page-turner. Become immersed in Mags’s world through original artwork, hand-written lists, graphics, and Instagram photos within the book. You can go even deeper into the Find Me I’m Yours universe by clicking on embedded links leading to interactive content that’s expertly woven through the novel, including:

• Original rom-com style VIDEOS that star the handsome stranger Mags dubs “Mr. WTF,” who gives clues to the hunt.
• Thirty-three unique, custom-designed WEBSITES that further the narrative, blur the lines between fiction and reality, and offer endless ways for you to enjoy additional original content, including reality and comedy series featuring A-list talent.
• OPPORTUNITIES for you to share your own content (artwork, stories, songs, apologies, wishes, etc.), interact, connect, and personally engage with the story.

This revolutionary CLICK LIT® novel was conceived from the get-go as an ever-expanding, multi-platform entertainment experience. Created, written, and designed by Hillary Carlip, and co-created, directed, and produced by Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated TV comedy writer/producer/director Maxine Lapiduss, Find Me I’m Yours is a game changer in the way that stories are told and experienced.

 

Find Me I’m Yours was a book like none I’ve ever read before. The completely innovative style of this book made me want to love it, but unfortunately? That wasn’t the case. I absolutely adored the interactive aspects of this book, I loved the mystery. I loved the idea of this book. But there were some major flaws that had me struggle with.

Mags, Maggie, Whatever you want to call her this page, drove me absolutely insane. Her abbreviated speaking, her fixating on all the negative and most of all – her slut-shaming of her roommate, was a total turn off for me. I just couldn’t stand these things, and if the interactive portions of this hadn’t been so awesome? I would have put this book down early on. (Hey – I got it from Netgalley for an honest review, so I’ve got to give you the ugly honest truth.)

But the interactive aspect of this? Huge kudos to the author/creative team/etc behind this totally innovative book. You’ve got to read this one on a Kindle or tablet with color internet capabilities! The best part is the videos of Mr. WTF!! That was so amazing, to be able to actually “talk” to the leading guy in this book!

All in all? I’d give this one 3.5 stars, it was a fun read, but there were some serious hang ups for me.

Jac

I'm a homeschooling hockey mom from southern Colorado! I spend my free time blogging and reading (when I'm not at the ice arena or hiking in the Rockies!) and I have a crazy addiction to water bottles!

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