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Black Box

Black Box - Cassia Leo 3 The-Box-Is-Black-But-That's-It Stars


It has got two covers, this one:


and this one:


But I prefer the latter because it kinda reflects the story better than the first one, since it's supposed to be about sadness and all.

The blurb is quite nice. Nothing really intriguing about it but to be honest, I wouldn't have picked the book up if I were to really take the synopsis into mind.

So why on Earth did I choose to read it? THE MISSING MH370.

WHAT?! WTF does that has to do with anything? *shrugs*


♥️ Three fateful encounters....
♥️ Two heart-breaking tragedies....
♥️ One last chance to get it right.

From New York Times best selling author Cassia Leo, comes an epic love story about rewriting destiny.

Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush cross paths on three separate occasions. Their first encounter changes Mikki's life forever, but their second meeting leaves them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life.

Now nineteen years old, Mikki Gladstone has decided she's tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family.

Twenty-one-year-old Crush has always channeled his blackest thoughts into his music, but he's never had great aspirations. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he's never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn't even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he's never felt like his life had any purpose... until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.

When Mikki and Crush cross paths for the third time in Terminal B, neither has any idea who the other person is; until they slowly piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story.

My thought on the blurb: oh, okay..


So..........................to explain everything, I'll simply use the blurb itself. A part of it that is.

Lets begin the COUNTDOWN!


Three + Fateful + Encounters EQUALS Three Fateful Encounters
But just Three short, despite Fateful Encounters DO NOT FUCKING EQUALS I Love You, You Love Me and We Should Forever and Ever be in the Happy La La Land.

Let me spell it out for you, that is P U R E - C L I C H E!


Two Heart-Breaking Tragedies are supposed to make me cry. Since crying is a bit underrated, I had agreed on expecting just a sad feeling (or two?). But heck if I felt anything over the tragedies that the two characters went through. It made me frown. Just a big ugly frown. I'm not gonna start talking bout all the I-just-couldn't-connect-with-them shit, since it all came down to one simple thing : The BOOK failed me.

The tragedies : One : he accidentally killed his beloved cousin and two she got raped, multiple times (bastards!!!) didn't make me feel. Call me emotionless or what but I seriously think they don't deserve my pity (it's what they did that made me numb when it came to their sufferings). He was..well.. he. While she was..hmm..crazy. Before you start attacking me for being so INCONSIDERATE calling her crazy after what she went through, let me explain a little thing to you:

If someone is ugly, then he's ugly.
You can call him pretty. You can call him beautiful. You can call him gorgeous. You can call him handsome. But you CAN'T change the truth, he's still ugly.

She's crazy so I'll call her crazy. A masochistic crazy.

I'm not a big fan of people hell bent on destroying their lives, so excuse me while I hate the book for that one reason :)


Instead of being spun into a creative story, it became more like this:

I'm in a trouble. A superhero comes. He saves me. He falls in love with me and I fall in love with him. We kiss. We live happily ever after. The End.

Back to point number one: Let me spell it out for you, that is P U R E - C L I C H E!

In the end, all I could say is:


HOWEVER, there's also a HOWEVER for this book. The not-so-cool parts aside, I'd have fallen head over heels in love with the book because the writing was sooooooooooooo beautiful. Might give Cassia Leo's other books a try after this. :)

p/s: the plane thingy..well it's not 'involved' enough in the storytelling so I am back to perusing the news for the latest lead on where MH370 has disappeared to.. #prayforMH370


My advice? If your taste is just like mine (which I think is VERY unlikely because I'm one of a kind lol) then I'm gonna suggest you to not read the book..but if you're in the mood for an average (what is the standard of average NAs actually?) NA book, then just go ahead and read the book.