I seriously love this series of books. I was hooked with Smokeless Fire and read it in under a day, and when Scorched Skies delved further into the J...more
I seriously love this series of books. I was hooked with Smokeless Fire and read it in under a day, and when Scorched Skies delved further into the Jinn world I was captivated, but I think Borrowed Ember so far has to be my favorite out of the three. Why? Four reasons with a big, huge, ginormous emphasis on reason number three.
One, I love Mount Qaf and everything to do with the Jinn world and in this book Samantha Young really dives into that world. We learn all about Lilif and a lot of the questions that carried over from the first two books were answered here. Two, we meet Ari’s Mom! I love Sala. I had a feeling she was Miss Maggie or maybe they told us she was in another book, I can’t remember, but either way it was nice that Ari got to see her. (view spoiler)[I was so said when she was killed. (hide spoiler)]
Three, Aria and Jai are a COUPLE! Yes, yes I know that was sort of decided at the end of the last book, but here we get to see it! I think they work so well together because neither one of them are perfect. They have flaws and this isn’t some kind of kiddie love, it’s the real thing. You have no idea how excited I was. Four, we got to learn more about Jai and what his life was like when he was younger, so sad. Sensing a pattern yet? Jai might be one of my favorite male characters, like ever.
Despite my Jai love, and trust me there’s a lot of it, there’s more to this story than just that. The great thing about the author of this book is that she’s developed this amazing world with characters that you can’t help but love because she does such a good job of getting inside their heads and showing you what they are feeling and why they do things. There’s nothing better than being able to relate to the main characters in a book, to feel like you’re taking their journey with them and this series does that.
I found myself constantly on the edge of my seat when learning more about the different Jinn Kings, Sultan Azazil, and of course Jai. All of the characters are so intricately entwined that it drives me crazy, but in a good way. I need to know what happens, it’s literally almost as bad as my coffee addiction and that’s a compliment.
I love Trey and his unwavering loyalty to Jai and Ari. He is seriously one of the most dynamic characters I’ve ever read. He’s like this burst of comedic relief when everything gets all intense, but at the same time he’s got this serious, very intense side that I love too. He is my third favorite right behind Jai and Ari.
I was pretty much devastated when (view spoiler)[Fallon was killed (hide spoiler)] and if I didn’t dislike Charlie before this would have done it, or one of the many other things he’s done over the course of three books. It takes a good author to make you love a character, but it takes a great author to make you hate one as much as I hate Charlie. He doesn’t deserve Ari or her friendship and I get it, he holds a place in her heart that will most likely always be there, but every time he does something stupid I want to junk punch him. [Watch What Happens in Vegas for that reference.]
Anyway, enough about Charlie because he bugs me, another thing I love about this series is the villains. Samantha Young writes great villains because they aren’t just villains they’re people. They are multifaceted characters and not just all ‘Grr arrg’. They have a purpose, a past, a history and their choices, and who they’re loyal to define what side they are on in the moment. And I love that. I love that the Red King is playing both sides, not because he doesn’t care about Ari, but because he’s loyal to his Father. I love that Lilif wasn’t always this power hungry being, but the darker half to Asmodeus’s light.
I seriously love this entire seriously of books and I am anxiously waiting for the fourth installment to come out and when I say anxiously I mean I keep checking back at Young’s website to see if the date has changed because I need it now!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
When I realized that On The Rocks was about Carly and Macon, I did a happy jig while fist pumping and yelling awesome sa...moreOn The Rocks
I loved this book!
When I realized that On The Rocks was about Carly and Macon, I did a happy jig while fist pumping and yelling awesome sauce (don’t judge). Book two in the Mixology series picks up with Colin and Maddy already back from France and Carly, Collin’s baby sister who was introduced in book one, coming to town to crash with her big bro for the summer after graduating college.
Carly has lost her way and with more than half her family not talking to her because of the supposed affair with her sister’s husband, that never happened, she’s looking for somewhere to lie low as she tried to figure out what her next step is.
I know I’ve already said this, but I absolutely adored this book. Macon and Carly are so well written. They were two of my favorites from book one and I was so pleasantly surprised to learn more about them in On The Rocks. There were so many funny moments in this book along with a lot of really sweet ones. I loved the development between Carly and Macon and how they sort of test out the friendship waters, but at the same time anyone reading the book can see that even from the very first time they bumped into each other there was a spark of something more there.
Alyssa Rose Ivy has a way of writing characters that touch you, characters that are relatable on a very real level and that is definitely what Macon and Carly represent. Macon comes off as this big confident player. He’s got a smirk that can melt you, a sense of humor that can make you laugh, and a confidence rivalled by no other. But the thing is everyone has these outer shells. These people they pretend to be or project so that no one can see the real them and all the insecurities they have. And personally I think that’s the perfect description of Macon. He’s like an onion, you’ve got to peel back all the layers and what you’re left with, well it’s something soft and great and I just want to hold him…okay maybe I want him to hold me haha.
And Carly, she’s so unsure of herself. She grew up in a family where she always felt like a failure, where her sister was always the perfect one and she was what was left behind. And it’s something that she’s carried with her and still does in this story. There are so many inner demons in all of them, but seeing them overcome those kinds of obstacles with each other’s help, it’s just really beautiful.
It’s one of the many reason’s I love the plot to this story. Plus we also get to see a lot of people from the first book like Max and Brody, who I also love and get this, I even liked Colin more in this book! He didn’t seem as uptight and I liked that he was really protective of Carly, but he also knew where to draw the line.
God, I could seriously write about this book all day, but then I’ll wind up giving away all the good parts and twists, so I’m totally going to shut up now and tell you, you should absolutely read this book. One The Rocks is awesome and it’s definitely bumped it’s way on my ‘List of books by Alyssa Rose Ivy That I Love’. I’d definitely recommend this one. Plus it feels like such a light summer read, I literally finished it in a day. So, so good!(less)
Witch Rising by Amber Argyle in a prequel to the prequel. I know that sounds weird, but this little nugget of awesomesauce wa...moreWitch Rising
Witch Rising by Amber Argyle in a prequel to the prequel. I know that sounds weird, but this little nugget of awesomesauce was so good. I find myself liking Lilette more than I liked Brusenna as a main character. The scene on the boat where they were attacked and she lost her parents hurt my heart.
Argyle did an exquisite job of painting both the scene and the pain. Witch Rising is just as well written as Witch Song and Witch Born. The part I like most is it takes us back to before the wars started and lets us see how it all began. I wish we knew more about Fa and what his story was and how he knew the things he knew.
Was he a guardian? A Seer? I don’t know, but I do know he was a good person. Fa was the one who found Lilette in the ocean and took her in to raise her as his own for as long as he could. I also loved Salfe and how he stood up to Bian, his Father, for Lilette.
This was a quick story, but we got a lot of information about Lilette’s background in it and now I’m totally prepared to move right on to Witch Fall the next book in the series. Out all three books I’ve read so far Witch Rising has been my favorite.(less)
Alyssa Rose Ivy has done it again. The Hazards of a One Night Stand is the second book in her Hazards series and I’ve got to say I absolutely loved it. While I will never love anyone as much as I love Reed, who makes several appearances in this new book, I really did enjoy Colton’s character.
The Hazards of a One Night Stand focuses on Mallory a sophomore at Hudson and best friends with Cara and Juliet. One thing I really enjoy about all of Ivy’s main characters is how real she makes them. Her main characters both male and female are always dealing with real issues, which make them incredibly relatable to the readers.
Mallory is no different. She is sweet and kind and has a very big heart that she hides behind a wall of sarcasm. She had her heart broken and now trusting for her is hard. She’s also dealing with her father, who is the biggest ass in the world, and a very overprotective stepfather. But even more than that she’s still so young and she’s trying to figure out who she is and what she wants out of life, which is something we can all relate to.
I loved the friendship between the girls and how in this story instead of seeing hem rush a sorority we got to see the other side of things from their perspective.
Now, let’s talk about Colt. This book heat up within the first couple of chapters and while Mallory probably intended for her night with Colt to be a onetime thing, I don’t really think, in my opinion, if could ever be considered a one night stand because of…things I don’t want to give away.
Anyway, I really enjoyed his character and how persistent he was. He was sweet and self-assured and just awesome. He understood Mallory on a level that most people didn’t, it just took her time to realize that.
I hated Tanner and Mallory’s father, but I think that was the point haha, so it’s all good. I just really enjoyed how close everyone was and how the girls and their boyfriends stood by each other. The Hazards of a One Night Stand was well written and fast paced. I finished it in a couple of hours and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining quick read.(less)
Okay, okay not terrifying, but seriously freaky. The Tearings follows 16-year-old Maya as a deadly viru...moreThe Tearings
Holy crap this book was terrifying!
Okay, okay not terrifying, but seriously freaky. The Tearings follows 16-year-old Maya as a deadly virus strikes her home town and then spreads across the U.S. When Maya catches the disease and gets taken by the black vans and forced into one of the many “healing center” it’s only a matter of time before the disease claims her.
But when Maya suddenly becomes the disease’s only survivor, she must put her trust on David, the man running the healing center, to find a way to escape the camp and get the truth, and the cure coursing through her veins, out to the world.
I absolutely loved this book. It took me two days to read because I had to keep putting it down, not because the book wasn’t awesome, but because it kept freaking me out! The plot is so realistic with everything that goes on in today’s world with biochemical warfare and such that I can absolutely see some disease getting unleashed on the world and American citizens being totally unprepared for it.
The really scary part is the government reaction to everything. The way they swooped in and basically took kids to concentration camp like places made me want to cry. The fact that no one asked any questions or even tried to find out where all the sick people were disappearing made my heart hurt because I honestly feel like if something like this happened people would do exactly that.
I love how strong Maya’s character is though. The way she stood up for herself after being bullied by some of the other kids and the way she stood up for Tom was just brilliant! At first I was so annoyed that she wouldn’t stand up for herself, but after getting sent into isolation she came out a new person and I really liked that about her.
And oh my god, her connection with both Tom and David were so palpable that I can’t seem to choose who I like more! Am I Team Tom or Team David??? I don’t know. Can I be both? I seriously loved the entire premise of this book. I hated the soldiers because they were terrible people, but it gave the book that extra push it needed to be supremely frightening.
There is nothing scarier than realistic issues. We’ve seen the government get out of control in history and we’ve seen what people can ignore to protect themselves throwing that all together in one book made for a fast paced and exciting read. I would highly recommend The Tearings to any of my fellow reviewers and readers. Excellent read!(less)
I love this book, no really. Love. Actually that might not be a strong enough word. More like I’m infatuated with this book. I’m stalker...moreLovely Vicious
I love this book, no really. Love. Actually that might not be a strong enough word. More like I’m infatuated with this book. I’m stalker creepy attached to it. Yes that just happened, I said that.
Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf follows 17-year-old Isis Blake as she engages in a battle of wits with East Summit High’s most sought after bachelor, Jack Hunter. This is not your typical love story and I think that might be what I love most about it. Wolf knows how to own a main character. Isis is my hero. I totally want her as my BFF.
Isis is like any other teenager girl who’s been hurt and bullied by the people around her. When she lived in Florida, she was overweight and in love with a boy who of course wouldn’t give her the time of day until he did and it was all just a big dirty scheme. He pretended to have feelings for her and then broke her heart. Bastard!
Anyway, she loses all this weight and starts over at a new school, but there are still so many scars on the inside and she hides that pain with snark and sarcasm. Isis has built this impervious wall around herself so she won’t get hurt and who can blame her? But then she meets Jack and unlike that crazy instalove in a lot of books, here we’ve got instahate!
Isis punches Jack right in the face! It’s crazy awesome and she does it in defense of someone else…and maybe before she hates guys like him who think they’re above everyone else. The war between Isis and Jack starts there and throughout the book they do one horrible thing to each other after another. And I like it.
No before you go calling me sadistic and stuff, you need to understand where the characters are coming from. These are two very damaged people with things that happened in both of their pasts that have defined the people they are now and I think Wolf does an amazing job of gasping and using that.
Their interactions always leave me wanting more, needing more. And no matter what Jack throws at Isis or how much it hurts she never lets it get her down. She just picks herself up and throws a harder punch back it’s amazing. She’s the strongest character I’ve ever read and I found myself rooting for her over and over again.
Wolf does an amazing job fleshing these characters out and tying certain parts of the story together. There are flashbacks, surprises and then when you think you know something, you don’t and it all comes to light and you’re like holy crap is this really happening? I don’t want to give away the parts I’m talking about because they need to be read in context or they won’t be as powerful.
Lovely Vicious is definitely going to climb up my favorite books list. The plot is well thought out and concise and the execution is magnificent. I fell in so much love with all of these characters. Kayla has such a big heart and Wren is forever loyal. Isis is strong and Jack is the protector at all costs. You can’t help but love these characters despite their faults.
Wolfs word choices and the execution of certain scenes are just perfect. I think there was only one scene that bugged me and it was only because it was from Isis and Jack’s POV’s and I kept getting confused as to who’s thoughts and words were who’s but that was the only scene their POV’s mixed. Other than that this book was flawless. I cannot wait for the second book. I need to know what happens. I would absolutely recommend Lovely Vicious to my readers. It’s a poignant and fun read that will leave you wanting more for days to come!(less)
I have read my fair share of Alyssa Rose Ivy books and I’ve got to say Shaken Not Stirred is one of my favorite plots yet not my fav...moreShaken Not Stirred
I have read my fair share of Alyssa Rose Ivy books and I’ve got to say Shaken Not Stirred is one of my favorite plots yet not my favorite set of characters. Does that even make sense? Haha Shaken Not Stirred follows Maddy, a bartender living with her two male roommates and attempting to figure out what she wants to do now that she was rejected from medical school.
Now don’t get me wrong I really enjoyed this book. I had a lot of fun reading it and I think I’m really going to enjoy the series, but the highlight of the book for me was Macon. I absolutely loved his snarky banter with Maddy. I also really liked Maddy in general I thought she was a realistic and well-rounded character. But…I didn’t like Colin at all.
I think this is the first story of hers where I didn’t like the main guy. He was too bossy for my liking and he didn’t seem right for Maddy at all. He was uptight, controlling and couldn’t see what he did wrong when he did things wrong. Like obviously characters aren’t infallible, they’d be boring to read if they were, but he didn’t even admit he did stuff wrong and Macon and Brody had to spell stuff out for Colin and even then he was like…Uh, what?
The thing I always love most about Ivy’s books are the connections I feel to her characters because she creates these real people who have wants, needs, desires, and I can’t help but fall in love with them. And I had that with Macon like right away, I also really enjoyed Brody and I LOVED Colin’s sister Carly. Between Maddy, Macon, Brody and Carly there was definitely enough humor and emotion to keep me entertained and compelled.
I am glad that Maddy realized her feelings and went after what she wanted. I’m not going to lie, for a minute I thought Macon and Maddy might be endgame and I was totally sad they weren’t, but I do love their friendship and I hope we see more of it in the series. I’m really enjoying this series though, it’s a bit lighter than her Clayton Falls series (which is my personal favorite) and it’s fun and perfect for the upcoming summer season.
Colin dislike aside I really enjoyed this book. You should definitely take the time to read and formulate your own opinion on him because you might love him!(less)
Baby by Design by Elley Arden follows Trish DeVign, a successful interior designer who desperately wants t...moreBaby by Design
I absolutely adored this book!
Baby by Design by Elley Arden follows Trish DeVign, a successful interior designer who desperately wants to have a baby and what better way to have one then asking your best friends brother? If you could see me right now, you’d know I’m grinning. I genuinely enjoyed the plot of this story.
Trish was completely uptight and so high strung, but it was part of her charm and I liked how her character craved family. Even from the beginning of the story we got to see how Trish strives to fit in. She’s been looking for someone to Father her child for a while, but with no luck until she decides to ask Tony Corcarelli, her best friend Angie’s brother.
Tony is awesome. I love how snarky and charming he is. The way he’s described it the book probably made me swoon as much as Trish did. I really like his friendship with Trish and how they expand their working relationship to include more. Arden’s plot involving Tony’s grandmother and family was the perfect way to push Trish and Tony together and it didn’t feel forced like a lot of storylines.
While I loved Tony’s family, I didn’t like how Angie and Vin were always judging him and putting him down. Despite Tony’s carefree lifestyle he’s genuinely a good guy and I love his interactions with Trish. I think my favorite scene had to be the dance at her family’s wedding. The scene was so hot and yet at the same time, it was just a dance.
There were so many great parts in this book, but I don’t want to give them all away by talking about them here. The story was sweet and the characters were great. I don’t think there’s one person I didn’t like. It was a quick and entertaining read and I’d highly recommend it for anyone looking for something sweet and fluffy to read.(less)
Oh my god! Gah, drama! This is what’s happening to my head right now.
…Okay, that was a little incoherent I understand, bear with me I’m trying to put my head back together and having slightly better luck than Humpty Dumpty. A Shadow of Light by Bella Forrest is the continuation in the A Shade of Vampire Series and by far the most information packed book in the series yet. Bella is a doll and indulges my extreme love for this series with ARC’s.
That being said, I don’t want to give too much away, but I need to throw out a few small spoilers, so if you’re super touché about them, skip this review. I promise nothing huge will be revealed, just tiny tidbits, honest.
First I absolutely love how Bella gave us some insight into Ingrid aka Camilla Claremont. I was so excited to see that we got a few chapters from her point of view as well as Aiden’s and even Gregor, Derek’s Father. We finally get to see how Aiden and Camilla met and what their story is. We get to see how and why Camilla became Ingrid and how this affected the people around her.
When all is said and done on the Camilla front, I’ve got to say I hate her. She’s a heartless bitch.
I want to go all Buffy on her ass and stab her in the throat…
*coughs* That got a little serious…Moving on haha.
We all known how sad it was to see Derek leave Sophia in the last book (I tried to reach into the story and strangle him, but it didn’t work). And while I was super upset and crabby that they were separate in book two (Mostly because Ben is a douche and I hate him) I wasn’t too upset this time around because it was clear to see that they had both grown as people and even though they missed each other desperately, they were determined to fix what was broken so they could find each other.
Speaking of broken, I know I shouldn’t hate Aiden because he genuinely cares for Sophia, but I honestly can’t stand how he thinks he knows everything and that other hunter girl, her name starts with a ‘Z’ I can’t remember it, but she bugs the ever loving hell out of me too. Every time she is in a scene with Sophia I keep hoping Sophia will just bitch slap her, unfortunately that doesn’t happen.
Oh, but you know who I actually do like in this book??? Claudia, can you believe that? Bella did an amazing job of redeeming her in my eyes. I also really like Natalie. There are so many really awesome supporting characters in this series that I want to hug.
On top of all the background information we get on people including Claudia and Yuri there are about three big surprises that blew me away. In my opinion A Shadow of Light is by far the best book in the series yet. I cannot wait to see where book five goes and if they find what they’re looking for to fulfill the prophecy and save the Shade. I would absolutely recommend this book a thousand times over!(less)
Yes, I say this often, or at least often lately. But in all honesty 3AM Kisses by Addison Moore is by far one of the best bo...more3:AM Kisses
Best book ever!
Yes, I say this often, or at least often lately. But in all honesty 3AM Kisses by Addison Moore is by far one of the best books I’ve read in the last month. 3 AM Kisses follows Baya Brighton as she heads off to Whitney Briggs University for her freshmen year of college. But what she finds when she gets there isn’t at all what she expected. Thrust into a world of debauchery, Baya is shocked to find how her brother spends his time at college.
As if the shock of a new environment isn’t enough, Baya is dealing with new friends, classes, a bad boy who might not be so bad and a roommate who can’t stop sexing up the entire school. I have to say Jeanie is one of the funniest characters to pop up in this story especially since she’s sort of a background character that we never really know too much about other than the fact that she’s the university bicycle.
I adore Addison Moore. She is one of my favorite author’s and has been for quite some time. Her characters are always incredibly well rounded and I like that she puts actual obstacles that her characters have to overcome instead of adding some kind of love triangle to shake things up. I loved Baya. She was snarky, funny and just enough of naughty and nice all rolled into one.
Her character was probably my favorite with Bryson Edwards being a close second. I’m probably the only person who read this book and didn’t like Cole. He treated Baya like a baby. He was condescending, rude, and he totally hit Bryson! Not allowed!...As you can see I’m Team Bryson forever and always.
I love the supporting characters too. Roxy and Laney are awesome and oh my god the whole storyline about why Bryson is the way he is, I wasn’t expecting anything like that, but it was amazing. I really have to hand it to Moore she did an amazing job with this story. I don’t want to give too much about the plot away, but definitely take the time to read this, I loved it and would absolutely recommend it!(less)
I’m not entirely sure how to go about reviewing this book without bursting into random bouts of tears. Every Shattered Thing by E...moreEvery Shattered Thing
I’m not entirely sure how to go about reviewing this book without bursting into random bouts of tears. Every Shattered Thing by Elora Nicole Ramirez is truly a heart wrenching, thought provoking and emotionally shattering story. Every Shattered Thing follows Stephanie, a teenager living in the home of her physically abusive father who also uses her in the prostitution ring he’s created.
Those of you who follow my blog know how I feel about human trafficking and everything that goes a long with it and I so did not expect that in this book. It took me so long to get through and not because the book was bad. Every Shattered Thing was amazing from start to finish, but the subjects touched in this book…God, my heart hurt.
Ramirez did what not many authors can stomach to do and took us inside of Stephanie’s world.
I can’t tell you how many times my stomach churned or tears spilled down my cheeks as I read the things her Father did to her. But the thing that kept me going and reading outside of the eloquent writing was Stephanie. Her character is so broken, so shattered and yet she can still find hope in the small things.
Stephanie is so much stronger than she gives herself credit for and I love that she had Kevin. He was such a good guy and while he’s involved with one of the twists at the end I didn’t see coming, it didn’t make me lose any love for his character. I also loved Jude, Emma and Pacey. There were definitely people in Stephanie’s life who loved her, but it was seriously out shadowed by all the terrible things that were done to her.
I can’t fathom how a Father could put his daughter through these things and how Stephanie could even keep going and be the person she was. This story really shows us what some people are capable of and what others can endure. How strong we are when we need to be and how sometimes even the worst things can end on a hopeful note.
I realize I’m not giving much detail to the actual story and there are a few reasons for that. One being it’s incredibly difficult for me to describe what was done to Stephanie, it’s painful and sickening and just too horrible for words, but the way it’s written in the book, it’s just handled so well. And the other reason is this is just one of those books where I could tell you everything and still not get the point across because my words will never be as potent as those of Stephanie’s story.
I loved and hated every second of this book. It made me cry, sob, and just destroyed me. But it also gave me hope. It showed me that things can always be worse than they are and that every once in a while you find people who are willing to risk everything for you. I will never not love this book and I’d highly recommend reading it, but fair warning there are a lot of triggers in this book so if you’re uncomfortable with scenes of violence and suggested rape you might want to pass. But it’s absolute worth the read if you can handle it.(less)
“True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.” – Carol, Sia.
Sia by Josh Grayson follows 17-year-old Sia as she struggles to regain the memories she lost only to realize that the person she was might not be the person she wants to be anymore. I’ve got to say when Josh contacted me about his book, the summary intrigued me and after I saw the breathtaking cover, I had to read it. But I’m not sure anything could have prepared me for the profound and emotional story found within these pages.
Sia is definitely making it onto my list of favorite book and I don’t say that lightly. I really enjoyed the story that unfolded through this book. From the moment Sia wakes up on that bench her life is thrust into upheaval. I can’t possibly imagine what it would be like not knowing who I am or where I’m from the way she did.
I love that Grayson didn’t shy away from what life was like for her on the street and all the different kinds of people who are out there. I adored Carol. I mean really loved her character to death and I felt terrible for what got her living on the streets. The emotion just in the first few chapters alone pulled at my heart more than I thought it would.
And when Sia was finally reunited with her family and friends her priorities were so different than they used to be so much so that she was the outcast of the group instead of the girl who used to run it. Going through everything she did for the week she was homeless made her look at her life and the people in it a lot more closely. Not remembering who she was or what she came from was actually the best thing that ever happened to her.
I am not ashamed to admit that I cried while reading this book. The way Sia’s family came together and the way she changed how people perceived her proves that given the chance people can change. Even Amber was trying to change in the end. Kyle was another bright spot in this book. He was the epitome of good and he helped Sia realize her potential as a human being.
Sia was heartfelt and poignant, tugging at my heartstrings like only well written story can. I enjoyed this book immensely and I’d absolutely recommend it for anyone, especially people who are feeling a little lost in their own skin.(less)
The Space in Between is a breathtakingly tragic and heartfelt story about two people dealing with tragedy and how their chance rec...moreThe Space In Between
The Space in Between is a breathtakingly tragic and heartfelt story about two people dealing with tragedy and how their chance reconnection mended their broken hearts. Andrea Evans just lost the love of her life in a car accident and is left to pick up the pieces just a few days before her wedding.
Cooper Davidson is dealing not only with rage issues and the occasional drinking issue, but his wife’s infidelity and subsequent pregnancy by another man. All he wants to do is forget, drown himself in alcohol, his photography and end things with the woman who ripped his heart from his chest.
A chance encounter between Andrea and Cooper sets off a series of events that has these two immersed in each other’s lives inadvertently helping the other heal. I have to say what originally drew me to this book was the gorgeous cover, but what kept me going was the amazing story that unfolded within its pages.
Brittainy Cherry did an amazing job of crafting this story. It was written eloquently and the emotions bled from every page. I love the characters she created even the supporting ones. There were so many twists and turns in the book between Andrea and Cooper and with their friends. I wasn’t crazy about Andrea’s brother, but aside from that all the characters were incredibly relatable.
It’s possible this book made me cry a few times…it was Cooper damn him and his speeches! I really loved seeing them work through their problems and showing that things don’t get better overnight and people don’t just meet and fall madly in love. The fact that they knew each other when they were younger was also a really nice touch. I didn’t expect that.
I don’t want to give too much of the book away and I know if I keep writing I will. But what I can say is that this is probably in the top ten books I’ve read this summer and I’m so glad I decided to review it. I would absolutely recommend this book.(less)