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[ARC Review] Ultimatum by KM Walton


Title: Ultimatum
Author: KM Walton
Page count: 320 Pages
Format availability: eBook
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: March 7 2017
Series / anthology / stand alone: Standalone

Got my copy via Netgalley for an exchange of honest review! Thank you Sourcebooks FIRE!


20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 Goodreads synopsis 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

A gripping, emotional story of two brothers who must decide what’s more important: family or their differences.

Oscar is misunderstood. Ever since his mother died, he’s been disrespected and bullied by his family, and he seeks refuge in his art. Vance is a popular athlete and wishes his brother would just loosen up and be cool. It was hard enough to deal with their mother’s death without Oscar getting all emotional. Vance just wants to throw himself into partying, to live.

But when their father’s alcoholism sends him into liver failure, the two boys must come face-to-face with their demons-and each other-if they are going to survive an uncertain future.

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 My thoughts 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

Oscar and Vance have been a different world even though they’re brothers. Once their father got in a coma, the struggles for Oscar and Vance is really hard when it comes to communicating and understanding each other. They are strangers but they’re father who lives for only in hours. Will they can overcome the guilt in their hearts?

Oscar’s story make me feel bad for him, since he’s thinking that he’s alone in this world and so depressed also that he thinks no one understands him. He likes to be alone. On the other hand, Vance’s story is pure of parties and joking around his father, which is my favorite part of the story. I have soft heart when it comes to fathers away that’s why I’ve been emotional and even tear up.

The book is total heart breaking. Deep down in my heart while reading this is emotional thru the end. I love the exchanging stories goes thru present and then past because I would know the two sides of the story, which is understanding them both what really happens why they have different world even though they’re brothers. The blending of Oscar and Vance is incredibly good, every chapter they have story to tell and grabs the hell out of me.

This book is beautifully written. I can’t say anything bad for this book, because this is a book where you will learn a lot when it comes to family, especially to brothers that are not so close and you have to keep understanding even though their being assholes and jerks around. I totally can’t escape the reading this book up until the end. I just can’t put the book down easily. I totally love it. Totally inspires me.

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 About the Author 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

4515355K.M. Walton is the author of the contemporary young adult novels, CRACKED (2012), EMPTY (2013), the forthcoming ULTIMATUM (3/7/17), and BEHIND THE SONG (9/17). She is represented by Jim McCarthy from Dystel, Goderich & Bourret Literary Management.

K. M. had a gazillion dreams when she was a little girl. Her biggest dream was to be a teacher. Teaching became a reality for K.M. and she taught for twelve glorious years – some of it in Osteen, Florida and most of it in Springfield, Pennsylvania. But, it turns out writing is her favorite thing to do. Even the hard parts – and there are a lot of hard parts.

K.M. Walton also co-authored a book on the teaching of mathematics called TEACHING NUMERACY: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking published by Corwin Press.


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