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Reflection (Reflection #1)

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Bright, spunky Heather Robbins has escaped her small hometown and is anxiously beginning her freshman year of college. Rising above her rocky childhood, she’s found a place where good things are finally starting to happen: her own private apartment, refreshing college classes, and an intense attachment to a mysterious and rugged classmate, Nick Richards.

But when her dreamy
Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published February 17th 2012 by S/P (first published February 1st 2012)
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What an emotional ride! This book will take you on the emotional ride of your life so make sure you have plenty of tissues at the ready when you pick it up.

Heather finally able to leave her small town not so happy life behind her moves away from home to start college. Leaving behind her best friend is the hardest thing she has ever done, but she knows she has to escape her life if she wants to become something to be proud of. A few months after she arrives she has an accident that leaves her in
I cried. ...I DO NOT cry when I read. But...I cried. I loved the summary of the book and I let myself get sucked into it. The idea of falling in love with someone while in a coma and coming out trying to figure out if the person is real or not...*sigh. Just... Read it.
Disclaimers and such: I received this book from the group on Goodreads called: “Shut Up & Read” in their Read It & Reap section. So although, I received this book for free in exchange for a review, all thoughts are my own.

May 02, 2012 GW rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults, contemporary readers, everyone
Wow, I did not expect this at all. I was looking for a quick, enjoyable read. But, it was definitely something more. By the end of the story, I had tears in my eyes. So excited for the next book! Wow. This is a contemporary, clean romance story. Perfect for all ages, and I believe it's more well suited towards YA's. Nevertheless, amazing!

I mean, I couldn't stop reading. I was drawn from the first chapter.

I can't even wrap my mind around this concept right now. Ah, the idea is just so riveting!

But at first it started so slow, so its kind of boring but then it starts to unfold the mystery between what really happened before the accident. I just read it in one sitting 'coz I was really hooked to it!

I was just not into Heather's personality, its full of insecurities while Nick is so like the coolest guy who can handle anything. At first I thought that Nick was really a jerk but then as the story goes, I started to love this guy, how he really loved Heather w
Shreya (CCReviews)
Wow, just simply, wow. What a nerve-wracking, emotional, and completely beautiful novel this was. In the beginning, it was kind of slow, and I wasn't entirely sure where the story was heading yet, but after the first major scene, it was a whirlwind of mysteries, plot twists, and confusion from there onward. So ,I say, don't judge this book when you're only into the first chapter or two, because it gets much, much better than that. When I first saw the word college in the synopsis, I immediately ...more
Nikki  Peterson
Jun 18, 2012 Nikki Peterson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYBODY!!
Reading the synopsis I was interested in reading this. I started the book and was at first frustrated because I wanted to know exactly what was going on, or at least a clue. I wanted to know why Heather is so insecure and why she is afraid of making close relationships with others. Soon though, I was immersed in Heather's world and her feelings for Nick. As I got further enmeshed in Nick and Heather's exchange I was almost fearing the end. I had several thoughts of what was going to happen. And ...more
Wow this book was something else.

It was slow to start but when it started damm i did not want to put it down, Reflection is a book about Heather who was in an accident that left her i a coma for 2 years and 7months and when she suddenly wakes up she starts retelling what happened before the accident to her doctor but then when he leaves she starts remembering much more and as she is remembering she starts to relise that people have moved on with there lives. It is beautifully told the author re
Paige (TheBookVulture)
I received a copy of this book from the Read it and Reap program in the Shut Up & Read group, in exchange for an honest review.

I bawled. I bawled my eyes out. I very rarely cry in books or movies or whatever else. But in Reflection I bawled. I read the description for this book and thought it would be a cheesy, very predictable book. What I got was the complete opposite. This book was SUPERFRIGGINAWESOMELYAMAZINGLYAWESOMELYFULLOFAMAZINGNESSANDAWESOMENESS! Ahem, *thumps chest* sorry I loved i
Rachael Woohoo
This review will be more like a gush - because honestly, I think Reflection is worth gushing about.

Jessica Roberts has a talent of making you bond with the characters, multiplying the angst you feel for them (especially Heather) after the tragedy is revealed. I connected with almost all the characters (with the exception of Stacey) - Heather was similar to me - from a small town, shy, nerdy, not really in the in-clique, hoping to start anew, while Nick is the classic mysterious (gorgeous!) guy -
I received this book from Tt and Shut up and Read's Read it and Reap. I did not expect to like Reflection so much! It seems written for slightly younger than YA, but the writing is good and the author has that ability to express emotions that kind of sneak up on you. The story is compelling, centered around a young girl starting college and a new life with some twists which I'd rather let you discover on your on. I will say that at first it is difficult to determine whether the girl, Heather, is ...more
Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* .
Jun 06, 2012 Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* . rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA, adult and Romance readers
Recommended to Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* by: The Nexus! R2R
Reflection is a YA contemporary romance written by Jessica Roberts. I read this as a R2R with The Nexus! As always, a special thank you to the mods and author for allowing me to participate.

4.5 stars!
THIS BOOK WAS PRETTY DARN AMAZING! After really getting into the story, I was hooked and couldn’t put it down!

The Rundown:
Heather Robbins is trying to escape the small town she lives in where her family history is anything but ideal. Leaving her alcoholic step-father, the memory of her deceased
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
Review and giveaway at Ja čitam, a ti?

This is one of those books that I'm happy that I haven't read a blurb. I had no idea about whole coma story and I was really surprised when I figured it out. I believe those who know first part of the book could've been boring. But let's start from the beginning.

Heather is a girl living in the small town and after a lot of bad things that have happened to her she wants to escape and start all over. Only person worth remembering is her friend Creed and well

Can you be obsessed with half of a novel and be completely bored by the other half? Apparently, you can. Reflection can be separated into two parts: Before and After.
I don't truly want to give a overall star rating. I divided the book into two parts and I can rate them separately.

2 stars to Before:
Before the accident, Heather has an amazing, heart-pounding, brain-melting romance (to her) during her first year of college. These and other memories are revealed as dreams during her long time in a c
My original review can be found here on The Book Hookup.

Actual rating of 4.5 stars because of a few tiny hangups, but I think it's a personal thing and not anything to do with the quality of the story.

I was immediately caught up in the emotional journey of this captivating, original story and ended up reading this book in one sitting. Reflection begins with Heather Robbins saying goodbye to her lifelong friend, Creed, in search of a brighter world full of hopeful adventures while attending colle
Jennifer R  Ricketts
I received this book in exchange for a review after signing up for the ARR (authors requesting reviews) program through the We YA Books group.

From page one, this book was on fire!! Very quickly after I began reading, I felt a strong emotional tie to the main character, Heather. I cared about what was happening to her, empathized with her situation, and wanted a happy ending for her. In the beginning, Heather is leaving to go to college, and the action takes off from there.

Ms. Roberts told thi
Caro [The Book Rogue]
This story was told in retrospect, and wandering backwards is always something I enjoy. ;) Of course it gets a little confusing sometimes if you suddenly get interrupted in the story, which I think made sense here but is in general not really nice for the reader, but it helped a lot that the present was written in third person, and the retrospect in first person. It felt just like it was Heather telling this story right there and then, which was the case inside the story, so: perfect.

The framewo
Words elude me. This story is so intense, so real, so affectingly beautiful and heartbreaking. Reflection is full of emotion and by the end, my heart was ready to burst.

We start off Heather, who wakes up after being in a coma for two years and seven months. Then, we get a retelling of her memories six months before the accident. Her start of college, and the amazing moments she has with Nick Richards. The memories of her growing into someone new and the beautiful memories of her falling in love.
First, I want to mention that this novel is New Adult, and that it is a genre that I have really grasped this year, and Reflection is just so perfect for this genre!

OMGosh this was soo good!! I was just, I don't know what to say, but this is a MUST read, and if you are just getting to read some works of New Adult, this is one to buy! Heather Robbins is one anxious young freshman girl going to college, that wants to get away from bad memories, some that include the loss of her Mother, and living
Katie Tuccelli
Unfortunately, I did not make it more than 25% into the book when I just had "enough" of how Nick, aka "Hat Guy", has a voice that Heather describes as "a meteor trenching into the earth's floor, sheathing my ear-way with deep heat, hotter than his touch, scorching my insides."

[insert crickets here]

I've been through a bit of a personal rut these days and a reading rut is not helping. I may return to this one later, as it does have some potential, but the stream-of-consciousness narration combine
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Holy crap! Review to come, I need to catch my breath first before writing this one.

This story had me completely mesmerized from the very first chapter.

It has such a unique flavor to it. It was so intriguing that I found myself being swept away into the story whether I wanted to be or not. I imagine the little boy Sebastian must have felt the very same way the first time he opened up The Never Ending Story.

After the first few pages he was captured by the story and it refused to let go. He
Julie(Reading By The Beach)
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Reflection is an incredibly rich story that takes you on a tender adventure of a deep resonating love. An original concept that's purely addictive with characters that stick with you past the last page.

Wrapped in an emotional situation, you are eager yet hesitant to figure out what is real and what is embellished imagination. Heather has become one of my all-time favorite female protagonists. As we travel through her memories right along w
I received this book from Shut Up & Read.

Reflection is a rather straightforward book about a girl who's just woken up from a coma and is recounting her rather vivid dream to her doctor. Heather's dream, while she was in the coma, is really mostly memories from college that she relived while she was healing, and she is supposed to sort out what is real from what is fiction. Her major concern is the boy she fell in love with, Nick—is he real or is he just a figment of her imagination?

Christina's original review can be found here on The Book Hookup.

Christina's Review:

Actual rating of 4.5 stars because of a few tiny hangups, but I think it's a personal thing and not anything to do with the quality of the story.

I was immediately caught up in the emotional journey of this captivating, original story and ended up reading this book in one sitting. Reflection begins with Heather Robbins saying goodbye to her lifelong friend, Creed, in search of a brighter world full of hopeful adve
Nereyda Gonzalez

***Copy provided by author for review***

Before I say anything else, I just want to say this and get it out of the way: wow! I can honestly say that Reflection is unlike ANY other book I have ever read before.

Heather has lived in a small town all her life and after she graduates high school, she is desperate to leave the town behind. She lost her mother a couple of years ago and her stepfather is an alcoholic who doesn't care about her. The only problem with starting over is that she is leaving

I was given this book to read through The Nexus group for an honest review, thank you.

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Gloria Hansen
I have to say that a lot of times when I read a book I think "I wish this will happen to me" or "I wish that was me" but I have to say what happened to Heather I don't wish it not even for my worst enemy.

Heather just moved from her hometown to a new place, new apartment and a new collage trying to get away from her past to start building a new life and always avoiding getting to close to people to not have to loose them later, during her classes she meets a group of people she will be force to w
Zoe and the Edge
This book starts out slow and choppy, but once I got into the flow of it, it was pretty awesome.
I loved Nick and Heather's romance. Friendship first with plenty of sexual tension. I loved the intensity. Their personalities, flaws and characteristics are so real to me. It was great to see Heather chip away at Nick's walls and his cold heart. But Heather herself has issues with a locked up heart. She doesn't want to ever love again for fear of being hurt, but she falls in love anyway. She's a lot
I had high hopes for his book and was really looking forward to it...but I was utterly bored for more then half of it and Heathers doozy and sometimes sleep like behaviour was driving me mad..

And when things was finally starting to happen, she was waking up and we was in the now the book (view spoiler)
ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥
Well, this was quite the surprising little book. It was ambitious but still good. What I liked most about it the relationship between Heather and Nick and how that developed in a very good way. It could have easily gone wrong but it was intriguing. Let me say, every time I open Just One Day, I find myself instantly pulled back to this. The intrigue was much more in Reflection. It's merely a love story that stood the test of time that could have gone wrong but it didn't.

I liked Heather, she comes
No spoilers, here we go. It took me a little while to get into the rhythm of the story; however, once I was in, I was hooked. I read it every time I had a lull in my day so I was done in a few hours. I needed to know how it ended, even though I suspected it might leave me hanging.

I like flawed characters and Heather's insecurities drew me in. Nick is unusual because I grew to like him as Heather got to know him. Not every character can change my mind. Both characters have some personal history
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JESSICA ROBERTS grew up in the San Francisco, California Bay Area where she spent most of her time playing sports alongside her six siblings. She was crowned Miss Teen California her senior year of high school, and went on to Brigham Young University where she graduated in Human Development. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three children.
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