This isn't a recount of a man of the cloth who finds himself in the arms of two women. It's not erotica, it's noThis book is not what you think it is.
This isn't a recount of a man of the cloth who finds himself in the arms of two women. It's not erotica, it's not even about sex.
It's about choices. It's about moving on and moving forward. It's about love and life and navigating your way through it all to find yourself, to discover who you were meant to be. It's about overcoming your pain and finding a way through it.
God, I hate that I can't say more than that. I really do. This is not a formulaic romance novel, and it's about forbidden love, but not in the way you're thinking. These characters are not going to hump in the confession booth. That's not this book. This is a story about good people who want to do the right thing, who respect others and themselves. So keep that in mind when you pick it up. And I hope you decide to pick it up.
There are twists and turns, mysteries revealed, and an ending that will either make you want to throw something or plaster a devious smile on your face while your mind explodes. Or both.
So many times in YA, the characters are a mold that is used over and over until the details that make a character unique and human are blurred.
That iSo many times in YA, the characters are a mold that is used over and over until the details that make a character unique and human are blurred.
That is not the case with this book.
Instead of the standard insecure but beautiful high school girl, we have LJ, a strong, gorgeous girl who had it all, was part of the popularity machine, and is a recovering mean girl who wants to disappear. She's security incarnate, armed with a hoodie and Chucks instead of Burberry and Manolos. And instead of the high school boy that pines over the vulnerable girl from afar, we have Ben, a hot, snarky, confident, totally swoonworthy guy who *doesn't* want the girl. For a minute, at least.
This is a story about judgements, and about things not being what they seem. It's about doing good, trying to be better than you are. It's about letting go of the past and moving forward, and in a way that spans generations in this storyline.
JM Miller threw in the light elements of the supernatural that highlight the story beautifully and drive the plot, which burns slow at first until it's consumed your thoughts, and you just don't want to put it down.
I cannot wait to read book two, and I'll be picking up every book by JM Miller from here out, guaranteed....more
Autumn and Summer are besties, and I want in on that. Autumn can do my hair and makeup, and Summer and I can drink whiskey tI freaking love this book.
Autumn and Summer are besties, and I want in on that. Autumn can do my hair and makeup, and Summer and I can drink whiskey together. This needs to happen.
I saw a lot of myself in both girls, two strong, witty, and independent women. Autumn and I are a lot a like, the romantic book reader who's happy go lucky. But she's also smart about her love life, and tries to apply some level of foresight to her emotions. Her story actually had me the most excited to see what would come, who she would choose. There was a love triangle that didn't leave me feeling annoyed or frustrated. I totally understood where she was with both men. I should also note that I HATE LOVE TRIANGLES. This was not done in an angsty, dramatic way. It was perfection.
Summer is a whiskey drinking hardass cynic. To watch her get owned is a serious delight. She's been hurt, and she wants to protect herself, but man, she never sees him coming, and he knocks her on her ass in the absolute best way. Everything she thought about love was wrong, and watching as she figures out what she wants in her life is a fantastic journey.
I laughed and smiled through the entire book. It's absolutely adorable with a healthy helping of steam. If you're looking for a fun, happy read, I absolutely recommend Autumn and Summer! ...more
I love fantasy, steampunk, history, and adventure, and this book delivered!
Lily is our antihero, an opium addict who's running from her past, racing aI love fantasy, steampunk, history, and adventure, and this book delivered!
Lily is our antihero, an opium addict who's running from her past, racing airships with a lover in every port, where every opium den knows her name. When she's forced into a mysterious situation involving a relic of Aphrodite (FANGIRL FLAIL), she goes on a quest to find the relic and deliver it to safety. ADVENTURE, PEOPLE. Ancient temples, hidden texts, puzzles and just flat out cleverness abound. This is my Indiana Jones fantasy lol.
I really enjoyed this book so much, and read it in two sittings, which is something that as a writer and mom of three I rarely get a chance to do.
My only wish was that we were enveloped in the world more thoroughly. I didn't feel that I completely knew or was her, but I wanted to so badly. I didn't quite feel her love for Sal or Byron, or her shift of feelings. I'm super excited for the next book though, because as I understand it, these wants have been met in that book.
Great start to what looks to be a brilliant series! ...more