My initial thoughts- This book is great! The story really draws you in and keeps you there. Such a sad story that really shakes you to the core. Writt...moreMy initial thoughts- This book is great! The story really draws you in and keeps you there. Such a sad story that really shakes you to the core. Written in diary format, the style is different than what I'm used to, but after only a few chapters I found myself immersed in Hannah's story. You feel her hurt and her want to just understand. If only she could grasp just a sliver of her sister Hope (<-- you see what I did there) she could realize what has happened and move forward.
This is a really fast read. I finished in only a few hours. As the story unfolds you just have to keep reading, you want to know what's going to happen next, and you need to know how Hannah is doing. Hoping that she is getting better and praying she will be able to move on. I have never had, nor lost a twin, so I can only imagine the pain it would cause to lose your other half, and I feel Nellenbach did an excellent representation of it in this story.
By the end my emotions were worked, from the end of one love, to the beginnning of a new/old one. Through the twisted lies and hidden secrets, Hannah emerges from the shadow of her lost sister and into her own light. She ends with a new beginning and an understanding of how little others show their true selves and how to trust again.
Characters- Hannah: Seeing as we are reading this story from her diary, I have to say she is an excellent story teller *wink,wink* Even though I don't have any actual experience with this kind of incident, Hannah was very relatable. The girl that lived in her sisters shadow, the girl that was always second best, or an add-on in everyone elses lives. Now she is the main focus, but they still only see her lost sister Hope. It would definitely suck to be identical twins and lose him/her, so that everyone that looks at you is clouded in pain of seeing a person they loved dearly, only it isn't your twin, it's you. I feel for Hannah, that would have been terrible. The story was told so well through her eyes. I feel her struggle.
Hope: I kind of hate her. She seemed to have everything she wanted, but she was depressed and sad underneath it all. Her character honestly seemed unrealistic to me, but then again that depth of depression is hard for me to even comprehend. Overall, I just feel for everyone that was a part of Hope's life, she was adored and loved by so many and she decided to take her life before it really even started.
Julian: Swoon worthy man alert. Hannah and Julian used to be in a relationship, they were the IT couple. Everyone loved them together and I have to say I was loving them together as well. Julian is very supportive to Hannah, he is probably the closest person to her after she loses Hope, and the only one that can truly comfort her in this time of grieving and confusion. He is without a doubt a yummy hearthrob. Can't get enough of him! The book was too short, I need more Julian.
Doug: Is such a good older brother, so sweet. I really enjoyed his part in the book. He had a strong sense of family. He may not have known what to do to help, but he did the best he could.
Overall- Definitely worth the read! You will go through it fast, so if you were on the edge before you mind as well just dive on in! You really get a great story with good character development. The book has stayed with me long after the last page was turned. I look forward to reading more by this author.(less)
WARNING: Reading this book will cause random bouts of laughter. Extreme cravings of Vanilla Ice Cream...moreThis review also appears on Reading to Stay Alive
WARNING: Reading this book will cause random bouts of laughter. Extreme cravings of Vanilla Ice Cream with Rainbow Sprinkles (because they make the world go round) and may endanger Old Lady's walking along the street. Read at your own risk!
The warning is for your own good, I just had to warn you, it's in my nature of being such a wonderful person! This book was amazing and I loved every fun-filled second of it. Click to Subscribe had me with a big grin on my face one moment, to my eyes pooling out this strange salty liquid at the next, only to bring me back around to fits of laughter that can only be described as howling glee.
Told through the male POV of West Ryder, aka Sam Green to all his vlog followers, is just an ordinary teen with an extraordinary tolerance of sugar. He has been dealt a short stick in life, he was really close to his mother and is still mourning over loosing her. Luckily he has his best friend Cat to lend him a shoulder whenever he needs it. And mysterious girl vlog follower Harper to help take the edge off.
When one day they plan to meet, and it turns out that Harper and Cat are the same person. West has to learn to accept that the cyber-girl Harper, he was falling for, and his so-close-of-a-friend-she-is-more-like-a-sister Cat are one in the same. How can he risk loving someone so close to him like Cat? He is terrified of what loosing her would mean for his life if they didn't work out. Needless to say, West is going through a whole heck of a lot and be prepared for this stories epic and bumpy ride!
My only complaint is that I want more! It would have been awesome to read more about his vlog in the beginning, what he talks about and what other kinds of followers he has. He is obsessed with Harper, and that is really what drives the story so it is understandable that it revolves around their conversations, I would have just liked a little more West or his alias Sam Green, to add layers and depth to his character.
Anyways, I loved every minute of it. West is fun and refreshing a male main character with a sensitive side, and confident enough in himself to pull it off. He was such a relatable character. It was beautiful to be in the mind of West and to feel what he felt. I couldn't get enough of him. I felt so bad for what happened to his mom and how his life was crumbling apart. Yet he had such a light and refreshing personality that just kept me wanting more, page after page.
And lets face it, Cat is the BOMB. She is what females strive to be! Nice, beautiful, kind, forgiving, and knows how to go after what she wants. [beach scene ;) I know what you were trying to do Cat you naughty devil!] <--- forgive me, but you will understand once you read it! And that is exactly what you should do right now, go read it!
Thank you Sel from Bookcase to Heaven and L.M. Augustine for allowing me to be a part of the Click to Subscribe tour. The book was wonderful and I loved every minute of it!
^^^^ I had to add it! It's almost as good as the book!
This book is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Realistic fiction that is actually bel...moreThis review also appears on Reading to Stay Alive
This book is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Realistic fiction that is actually believable. Samantha Reed is a heroine that you can be proud of. You understand her love, her trust and her pain when she is put in one of the most difficult situations I can imagine. She is honest, and brave, the kind of heroine you want to be like yourself.
Jase Garrett, probably one of the most adorable and handsome male leads of all time. He puts all the bad boys to shame by making them look exactly that, like boys. No girl could ever resist him, even if they are not into the good guy type. He is perfect, literally perfect in every way. Just the thought of him climbing up my terrace at night makes my heart flutter and skip a few beats.
The reason that their love is kept a secret at the start is because Sam's mom is very strict. She has looked over at her neighbors for the last ten years and seen constant mess. Sam's mother expects things to be held to a very high standard and the Garrett's fall far, far, far below that standard. So when their relationship starts Sam keeps it to herself, even hiding it from her so called best friend. Which you might be able to imagine is weird if you are a Garrett and everything is out in the open, and it is even acceptable to engage in mild PDA in front of your parents.
Basically, Mrs. Garrett and Mr. Garrett are the parents that you should have, the ones that love you for who you are and accept that teenagers will be teenagers. Another bonus is that this book had great length. Most realistic fiction, romance YA's top out around 300 pages but this one is almost to the 400's. It made it there without ramblings and drawn out thoughts. It was beautifully written and artfully crafted. The plot had me questioning what could possibly go wrong but not in a way that was unplanned and just thrown in there. There was a lot of depth and thought put into the steps each character will take that lead us straight through to the end.
The only thing that I was dissatisfied with was the last ten pages or so, because it was not as magnificent as the whole story. I felt I was left a little hanging on the ending, but that is my inner greediness asking for more and more. Because, truthfully, that is what you will be asking, you will want more of Sam and Jase, more of the assisting characters, George, Duff, Alice and especially Tim. Everyone played an important role and it was all purposeful not just thrown in as a space filler. I love this book and as I have to return this ARC I will be in Barnes and Noble on June 14th purchasing my own copy of My Life Next Door so I can read it for years and years to come.
I anticipate many great novels from Huntley Fitzpatrick. This was a beautiful debut and I hope I hear more about when her next novel will be released very soon. Her name is definitely a name to remember, and will certainly be on the best sellers list.(less)
Okay J.L.A. I believe the rest of the world will agree with me. You need to put down all your other projects for one month and get out the final book...moreOkay J.L.A. I believe the rest of the world will agree with me. You need to put down all your other projects for one month and get out the final book to this series, I cannot wait! We all know it only takes you a month to write an amazing book, you turn them out like nobodies business, so please spit out the last one then resume your other amazing books! This one needs to take priority!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, where to start. This book was a wonderful surprise. From reading others reviews about it and als...moreThis review also appears on Reading to Stay Alive
Wow, where to start. This book was a wonderful surprise. From reading others reviews about it and also it's high ratings, I expected this to be an entertaining story, but never did I expect something quite like what I found.
The story is gripping and brings a whole new twist on supernatural powers combined with a futuristic world. Talia, herself, has an exceptionally extraordinary power, making her special, and making her stand out. Her powers are unbelievable and I can't wait to learn what else she can do in the second novel. Sophie Davis really spun an interesting web of life, in a world that I would really love to live in. Davis makes me believe it is possible to have powers and did a wonderful job incorporating them into the everyday life of a teenager.
The dystopian world in which they live is also very realistic. It was not too extreme and unrealistic. This was a world that was highly plausible and I am going to say it again. I really want to be a Talent!
For picky readers, this is a self published book. There are some weird errors, but the novel is exceptionally well written, and the errors are few and far between. Honestly, the only thing keeping this book from perfect is an editor and a literary agent and this book would be vanishing from the book shelves of any store. I can't believe it has stayed so unknown up to this point!
This is a true hidden gem. I recommend reading it as soon as you get a chance and for only $2.99 how could you pass it up!(less)
Eona was all I expected and more. It is rare that you hear such good things about a novel, and a sequ...moreThis review also appears on Reading to Stay Alive
Eona was all I expected and more. It is rare that you hear such good things about a novel, and a sequel at that, and it turns out to be as epic as they said. The conclusion to Eona’s story was a heart pounding end to the journey that was Eon and Eona. My compliments go out to Goodman, who managed to end the story without going into too many specifics, but allowed us to get to know our characters so well that we actually have a clear image of what becomes of them after the words stopped.
Eona is more, everything, than Eon was. I hope it was due to the pure fact that she was embracing her inner self, instead of hiding behind a mask that was created. Eona deals with many of the same problems in Eon, but this time she has more fight to her fury. Beautifully depicted and full of wonderful imagery. It was very different from Eon, when I felt the descriptions were sometimes lacking in holding my interest. I was drawn in by every single word written in Eona, flipping the pages so quickly, I gave myself paper cuts.
There is only one complaint that I have about Eona and that is a certain point near the end, there is a situation that seems unrealistic to me. Goodman did such an amazing job creating her characters that when one of them does a one-eighty for a family member, it unsettled me as very out of characteristic for them. I do not want to give out any specific details, because then I would have to haul out the spoiler warning, but I believe you will know what I mean if/when you read it. And I highly recommend you do.
Everything else about Eona was perfect. The writing that I grew to love in Eon pulled me deeper in Eona. Eona was much more regal in this novel, coming to terms with being a woman after hiding for so long. She embraces her status as Dragoneye, and learns more about the wonder and art that binds her to her Dragon. Never again will I be cautious about a novel with dragons in it. This is a book that will stay with me for many days to come, thinking back on the wonderful and majestic world that I held in my fingertips.
My recommendation is that you go to your local bookstore and grab a copy of both Eon and Eona, turn off your phone or computer and settle in for an adventurous ride. My world has changed dramatically after reading this. I feel myself thinking like Eona, deliberating and trying to find her cunning ability when I face certain situations. One thing that I learned for certain while reading, is even in a world that men rule, women will conquer.(less)
There is so much to say about this wonderful novel. Jennifer Echols is non-stop give, she gave me a s...moreThis review also appears on Reading to Stay Alive
There is so much to say about this wonderful novel. Jennifer Echols is non-stop give, she gave me a story that I LOVE, and will LOVE for the rest of my days.
Now, in the beginning I have to tell you I was a little scared. Because the story starts out in fourteen year old Leah's brain. I was quite shocked at all the situations she had already been through as only a fourteen year old girl. This also made me uncomfortable to know this was a contemporary romance, so I was going to go through the romance of a child. But then I was very satisfied to learn that that is only temporary, it is a lead up so we know the characters at a young age, and get to know them on a more personal level. The story then flashes forward to eighteen year old Leah and stays there throughout the rest of the novel.
The boys...Grayson and Alec. Now, throughout this entire novel it is all Grayson all day for me always. After Mr. Hall dies, it is a very tragic hit to both the boys and Leah. To Leah, Mr. Hall was her key to the skies and her father figure. Without him, her dream seemed less of a reality. Grayson and Alec take on the task of running his fathers old flying company and hire Leah on to keep up with her job. Leah, never having trusted a male other than Mr. Hall is hesitant, because in her world men never give without wanting something in return, is that the case with Grayson and Alec? Don't let me tell you! You have to figure that one out for yourself! Just know this book is very excellent!
What I liked about this book the most is the descriptions and the internal thoughts of Leah. She has a very active brain, sometimes you just want to smack her and tell her to think straight, but she is very deliberate in everything she does and is very cautious, but also completely reckless. You may think that I need to make up my mind, but it is the truth. I felt she was a very diverse character in her actions. Very responsible and knows what she needs to do to make her goals and dreams come true. She doesn't like to depend on others but sometimes she just might have to learn to trust.
This is a book that will forever stay on my shelf, a much needed good read. You need to pre-order it or set your calendar so you know to pick it up on July 10th! (less)
*sigh of relief* a book full of awesomesauce. So happy I read this, despite it's terrible cover. I loved his book to the core! Janelle is a great char...more*sigh of relief* a book full of awesomesauce. So happy I read this, despite it's terrible cover. I loved his book to the core! Janelle is a great character that you should be happy to get into the mind of. She is strong and level headed. Plus, she is total BA with how she handles herself. Her father is a part of the FBI and she often reads his case files. Well, after she gets hit by a truck, and should have died but was brought back to life by Ben, she get's interested in her own case, and the radiation deaths of many John Doe's that seem to be related.
Janelle is smart and determined. She will uncover the truth, just like her dad. While dealing with her bipolar mother and taking care of her younger brother at the same time. Her best friend Alex is so sweet and charming and none of the typical best friends fall in love or disgusting love triangles plague this story. Alex is her friend and she loves him as he loves her, but it never stretches beyond friendship.
Many surprises and turns, a lot of unfortunate deaths and catastrophes bring this story to a much anticipated climax. Ben and Janelle's love is not lost, but they make decisions that are important for themselves and not driven by lust ridden teenagers. I recommend you read this book! It was so much fun and I think you will love it!(less)
Reading it again immediately because it was that good!
I have finished reading it again. It was just as good as the first time, maybe better....moreReading it again immediately because it was that good!
I have finished reading it again. It was just as good as the first time, maybe better. Who knows. This is one of those stories that has you salivating at the mouth for more. I am dying to know what happens to them next. Unfortunately there is no direct sequel...yet. Only companion novels at the moment. I know we are all crossing our fingers hoping for Catching Jordan 2, or Caught Jordan, or Catching Michigan. Just me? Well that's because you have yet to read this masterpiece.
I love the language used in this story. Very real and fitting to the teenage "vocabulary" these days. We're not shying away from cuss words and sexual references because it's unladylike anymore. Shit no! The way the characters talk is very believable to their personalities.
In high school, I was simply a jock. Basketball, softball, BMX, you name it, I played it. The main character, Jordan, (That's right the title is not about catching a boy named Jordan, no sir-e-bob, it's about catching our lovely star.) Star and captain of the high school football team that is. I begged my mom to let me play football in the 8th grade. She turned me down though, so I feel this could have been my life. I wouldn't have been the quarterback, more like free safety, but man the dream was so close. Moving along...Jordan is the QB of her team, she has led them for two years now and even to the state championship her junior year, only to throw an interception at the end of the game and cause her team to lose. Now, it is the start of Senior year and she will do anything not to repeat last years mistakes.
Unfortunately for her, hot new Texas High School state champion QB just moved to town and he wants to be on the team too. Vying for her spot on the team and her heart, Jordan doesn't know what to do about Ty Green. Her best friends, Sam Henry, Carter and JJ are no help when it comes to love and her inexperience is seriously lacking when it comes to romance. Especially when you have your best friend, Sam Henry, sleep over all the time, in the same bed... What's a girl to do, she knows how to lead a team on the field, and she is well respected off the field. She is the best high school QB in all of Tennessee, but will it matter when she starts feeling the pressure of being recruited to a team that is only judging her based on her gender and not her talent.
Would it be settling to go to a school, or date the guy because your told it's the best choice, only to be used and controlled? Or will it be worth it to search for that true love, the real place you fit in, even if the idea is scary and it may be harder to find?
This is my favorite of Sara Dessen's books so far. My former favorites are This Lullaby and Just Listen and very vaguely Sara mentions are favourite (...moreThis is my favorite of Sara Dessen's books so far. My former favorites are This Lullaby and Just Listen and very vaguely Sara mentions are favourite (that was for you Alexanne) couple from Just Listen in this novel. The ending allows you to make your own interpretation. Positive or negative towards the relationship love that Dessen so beautifully has mastered. It is unlike her ending from Just Listen or This Lullaby where you know they end up together in the end or not. More like Lock and Key where it is assumed. Immediately after finishing What happened to Goodbye yesterday morning I went online and downloaded Along for the ride. It is just confidence thing with Dessen that you just knowingly accept the fact that you are going to like any of her books. The meaning of What happened to Goodbye can more obviously be translated into the fact that her and her father move around a lot, and our main character Mclean Sweet has come to deal with this by not dealing with it at all. When it is time to move she notices the signs, then packs it all up and leaves it all behind without so much as a goodbye. Also in every new place she changes her identity or name and becomes the kind of person she believes she will be because of the place she lives in. She was Eliza, Lizbet, and Beth before she moved to Jackson, where she was about to become Liz when she somehow kept getting stuck with her given name Mclean. Our lover boy of the novel is Dave. He is a super genius with a soft hippie style. He is her neighbor and has the uber strict parents that teenagers have nightmares about. Even though he is so smart he is very down to earth and fun to read about. Other fun characters to add to the mix is Deb, Riley, Opal, her father Gus, mother Katharine or Katie, Ellis, and Heather. Deb is the best of all the secondary characters. She is that nerdy girl that really just wants someone to hang out with. She is full of hidden talents and is so sweet and innocent yet surprisingly well rounded in her interests that you cannot help but love her. Riley is Dave's best friend she has known him since they were little and she kind of helps push Dave and Mclean together. Opal is an emotionally charged woman who manages the restaurant that McLean’s dad Gus has come to take over. Gus is a fun loving easy going kind of guy but it is very apparent that Mclean is more of the guardian that he is to her. Katie is overbearing, and very annoying. She begs and pushes for Mclean to visit or live with her even going through lawyers to get what she wants. Ellis and Heather are fun and entertaining when they are around. They mostly are there for us to see different sides of Dave. I would recommend this novel for any Sara Dessen fan and for anyone who just loves a good read about young love and accepting yourself. (less)
Sara Dessen has a way of touching home with her writing. She can type her fingers away on her keyboard and it reminds me o...moreREVIEW TO COME-----
Sara Dessen has a way of touching home with her writing. She can type her fingers away on her keyboard and it reminds me of the Fugees Killing Me Softly. She writes my pain as if she is copying it from my own life.
Perfect grades, and no social life equal Auden. Both her parents are English professors and authors. Both so egotistical and self-absorbed that Auden has pretty much raised herself. Emotionally that is. Deciding to take a break from her mother's house, and her infamous cocktail parties with her grad students, Auden goes to stay with her dad, his newlywed and their baby, who suffers from colic. In the same location that Keeping the Moon took place in Colby, North Carolina. We are brought back to Last Chance Cafe and the fun, free life Colby has to offer.
Only...Auden's a loner and always has been. She struggles with sleep, since her parents started fighting about their divorce. So the nightlife is where it is at for her. As the story progresses she begins to come closer to a few girls, and also a boy, Eli. He has a tragic story of his own, one where he was driving the car during a car crash that killed his best friend. Ever since he has never been the same.
Auden and Eli explore the night together and even start checking off stuff for Auden list of things she never experienced because she was too busy studying.
Everything gets to real for Auden, especially when she feels herself, the loner, not so alone anymore. She pulls back, away from the world and her new friends, afraid that she is going to get hurt. Only to realize, maybe all things don't have to come to an end. And maybe if you're not afraid to say what you want, and fight for it, things just might turn out to how they were meant to be.
In my head all I can really think is Oh Mother Trucker! I honestly enjoyed the book but it leaves you on the mother of all cliff hangers. Of course we...moreIn my head all I can really think is Oh Mother Trucker! I honestly enjoyed the book but it leaves you on the mother of all cliff hangers. Of course we are introduced to the characters we have known before, Ivy, Will, and Beth. They are on a summer vacation in Cape Cod working for Beth's Aunt. There is a brief glimpse of Tristan as a super angel, and of course our Lovely Lacey makes a few appearances. With all that said there are some new characters also. Like Kelsey, Beth's party hardy cousin, who has a personality similar to Suzanne (who is vacationing in Europe) which they point out in the book. Kelsey is very blunt and her character is very modern. She is supposedly a super athlete with a body like Serena Williams. Her best friend Dayhna is a good girl pushed to do bad things with Kelsey, I thought her character was going to be more important because she was discussed a lot in the first half of the book however her character slowly deteriorated. There is also a new man figure an amnesiac that washed up on shore mysteriously the same night that Ivy and Beth get into a fatal car accident where Ivy actually dies. Guy (the temporary name for the amnesiac because he cannot remember who he is) has very similar characteristics to Tristan which is what pulls Ivy to him and also pulls her away from Will. Oh sweet Will, how I wanted you to be the one. It became clear a short way into the book that they were a couple that just ran the bases, without any real sincerity behind it. Will of course was sincere with his feelings but Ivy just could not open her heart enough, which then caused Will to become kind of a dink and really made me shake my head in disappointment.
This book is filled with many ups and downs, taking you on a spin that if your weak hearted you might not be able to handle (*consult your physician if necessary). I have to tell you right now I feel broken hearted. There is a common theme to this book that Gregory has somehow made his way back to get revenge, so I am slowly waiting for this to happen, while Beth and Will are being overprotective parents to Ivy. I do not know what it is, maybe it's Chandlers writing, but I always feel like Will is about to go off an start dating someone else. Everytime Ivy sees Will he is going off or coming back from hanging out with mainly Beth and Dayhna. I do not know why but I just feel like he is, maybe it is Ivy and I am just shadowing her but man she handles things way better than I would have been able to.
So in summary I Loved the book, Chandler impresses me with her writing yet again and has me flipping the pages and before you know it the short 288 page book is over with. I am however so disappointed that I have to wait till March 2012 to read the next one. (Side thought, if you leave a cliff hanger that big, the release date between the books should be closer). I am hanging from a noose until Everlasting comes out!(less)
I love this novel. It takes you through so many twists and turns, one minute you are feeling pain, and misery and do not know how it could get any wor...moreI love this novel. It takes you through so many twists and turns, one minute you are feeling pain, and misery and do not know how it could get any worse, and the next you are elated and shouting for joy. This collection of 3 novels was written in 1995. The author Elizabeth Chandler wrote a 4th book in the series in 2010. I found this out recently and knew it would be great and worth a 15 year wait. I just re-read this book and am just as in Love with Tristan and Will as I ever have been.
Our main character, Ivy, starts out at a new school in the middle of her junior year of high school. Her mother is about to marry the wealthy president from a local college. This has brought her to this new school and also even getting her a new stepbrother. Ivy is the kind of character you refuse to hate. She is loyal to her friends and family, willing to protect them at all costs. She is stubborn, brave and strong and tries with all her strength even when she is terrified out of her mind. Throughout the novel some really sketchy things start to happen; her stepbrother's mom commits suicide, Ivy is in a car accident with Tristan, there is another suicide attempt, someone dies from a "drug overdose", and Ivy's poor kitten is showing up with mysterious cut marks on her paws and many more.
Other than Ivy this novel includes some great characters. Tristan: He is the strong and loving male lead that falls deep for Ivy, and refuses to stop loving her even after death. Gregory: Ivy's popular stepbrother. He is a hard one to figure out, is he on Ivy's side or does he have darker ideas brewing behind the scenes. Will: One of Gregory's friends that has also fallen for Ivy, but he is the "cool" guy so he takes a step back and admirers her from afar. Beth: One of Ivy's good friends that has a special talent hidden up her sleeve. Suzanne: One of Ivy's closest friends since they were 5 years old. However there is only one thing on her mind and that’s Gregory and not even Ivy can stop her from getting what she wants. Lacy: A comedic relief to the story, she is also an Angel who likes to cause a little more mess than happiness. She helps Tristan adjust to his new found way of life or death. Philip: Ivy's younger brother who is just as stubborn as she is, and won’t give up on the idea of Angels even after Ivy has.
Kissed by an Angel does not involve your average Love-triangle. Tristan is in love with Ivy and has even forgotten his player card just trying to get Ivy's attention. At first Ivy doesn't respond to him, even tries to avoid him because she thinks he is all brawn and no brain. Finally they connect, Ivy realizes how great of a guy Tristan really is and they begin dating. Their relationship takes off and is going great until, there is an accident...or was it an accident...that takes Tristan away from us, only to have him return as an Angel. We spend a good majority of the novel waiting for Tristan to finally break through to Ivy all over again. Tristan tries this in many ways by trying to talk through her best friend Beth and a secret admirer Will. Only Ivy gets mad every time they bring him up, like they are ripping open the wound that she is trying desperately to hold together. Tristan also spends a lot of his time trying to ignore how much he and Will have in common and jealous of how Will can be there for her in more ways than he can himself. Although Tristan has nothing to worry about because Ivy has closed herself off to love and she tries to keep her distance from Will for fear of what could happen between them.
This story is great! Better now than the last time I read it. I am very excited that there is even more to the story to read now. (less)