The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden
THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE & KAYDEN
For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck -- a ...more
I am conducting what I'm shelving as a "New Adult (NA) Experiment". I'm going to work my way through some of the popular New Adult books and see if I can weed out the crap and hopefully find some surprising gems. Here's hoping!
I don't know if I should call this one and a half stars because I didn't hate it straight away or minus one star for luring me into a false sense of security. The beginning of this book gave me an inoffensive - if somewhat formulaic - introduction to the story and characte ...more
“The corners of his lips tug up into a sad smile. “I can handle scars, especially ones that are on the outside.”
This was a quiet yet beautiful read about two survivors of abuse beginning to find trust and healing in each other. I really enjoyed it despite have my heart ripped to shreds by the HUGE BRUTAL CLIFFHANGER at the end!!! I’m not even kidding. It. Is. Brutal!!
This book really highlights the horrors of childhood abuse of all kinds and the lasting damage inflicted on its victims. The s ...more
"In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one."
"It's amazing how the things you remember forever are the things you'd rather forget and the things you desperately want to grasp onto seem to slip away like sand in the wind."
After reading The Secret of Ella and Micha I was already a fan of the author Jessica Sorensen but now I'm a even bigger fan!! This story was BEAUTIFUL, BREATHTAKING, HEARTB ...more
WOW...I'm a hot mess right now. This book has me feeling so many things. I'm honestly a myriad of emotions. I'm truly shattered. I feel as though my heart has been ripped from my chest. This author has blown me away!!!! BLOWN ME A F*CKING WAY. This story is gut wrenching and truly, truly sad.
These lyrics are from a song that I felt fit Callie and Kayden PERFECTLY. The song is called Breathe by Sia and every time I hear it I think of them.
Help, I have done it again
I ha ...more
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OMG, WHAT WAS THAT ENDING?! I CAN'T FUCKING BREATHE! NO NO NO! MY HEADS SWIMMING. CRAP, I DID NOT THINK THAT WAS GOING TO END LIKE THAT. I NEED THE SEQUEL. THANK GOD THERE IS A SEQUEL OR I MIGHT'VE WENT AND KILLED MYSELF. (YEAH, I'M BEING DRAMATIC. AFTER YOU READ THE BOOK, LET'S SEE YOU LESS DRAMATIC. I DAR ...more
Yeah, one of those...
Jessica Sorensen was the shocker of 2012 for me, and 2013 so far. I have read all her books in The Fallen Star series, 5 book plus a spin off tho the series. Even though she is ...more
“In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one.”
“I can do pain. That’s the easy part of life. It’s everything else, happiness, laughter, love, that’s fucking complicated.”
Callie is a girl that wishes to go unnoticed ,so she is wearing buggy clothes , heavy makeup . Due to her weird appearance people were always making fun of her but she didn’t care .She used to be normal once , however life changed her in ...more
So, it’s been 9 years since I’ve read this series and I’m doing a reread because these books were so good back then. I wanted to see if my thoughts were still the same...
Yeaaaaahhhhh, still the same. I still love Callie and Kayden now as much as I did back then but luckily I didn’t have to wait in between for the next book. I just love them so much!! Their pain is so palpable and raw and I still find myself crying for them.
Seth and Luke are still just as am ...more
Life is full of luck, like getting dealt a good hand, or simply by being in the right place at the right time. Some people get luck handed to them, a second chance, a save. It can happen heroically, or by a simple COINCIDENCE , but there are those who don’t get luck on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get SAVED.
Page Turner. Emotional. Awe-Inspiring. Riveting. BEAUTIFUL...
The story is about Callie , deemed class weirdo in their school as she cho ...more
"Callie Lawrence saved my fucking life..."
"...she changed something in me - made me wanna live..."
"...all I could think about was being with her..."
"I've never felt this way about anyone before and it's exhilarating and fucking terrifying..."
"...my heart started to beat like it was finally alive..."
In the end "I stare at the wall, picturing Callie's smile, the sound of her laugh, the softness of her skin..."
"...reaching to my side I pick up a knife..."
Dum, dum, dum.. ...more
"Life is full of luck, like getting dealt a good hand, or simply by being in the right place at the right time. Some people get luck handed to them, a second chance, a save. It can happen heroically, or by a simple coincidence, but there are those who don’t get luck on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved."
With cut hair and "homeless" clothes, Callie has been school weirdo since 6th grade. But the truth is that she prefer ...more
I'm really surprised this isn't utter crap.
And yes, that sounds like a mean thing to say but seriously, from someone who reads a lot NA, this was surprisingly bearable. That last 30% or so really had me wanting to read the sequel.
...I won't though. In my mind a romance that needs to be divided into three books to have an actual HEA is not really my cuppa. I prefer standalones, or if they insist on having a series, that every book be about a different couple.
But, back to the book. I think I'l ...more
I experienced every emotion at the same t ...more
I put my C & K uniform on from the first page of this well told story.
I tied my sneakers when they connected for the first time.
I picked up my pom poms when they meet again in college.
I started the chant “Go Callie Go” when she was brave enough to cross experiences off of her list with the support of the world’s greatest best friend Seth.
I started shaking my pom poms when the sparks of this amazing love connection ignited.
I belted another cheer for the coupl ...more
Can I give this book more than 5 stars??? I absolutely loved it! It was emotional, heartbreaking, angsty, beautiful and at times-hot! I mean just look at the cover!
The day I changed is like a scar. It's there, a memory in my mind, something I always remember and can never erase.
Ever since Callie Lawrence's 12th birthday, she has been different. She strives to be inv ...more
In the aftermath, I can say that I gave my first read from Jessica Sorensen a try with an open mind. It won't be the last I read from her bibliography beca ...more
I thought it was a standalone because it had no (Callie and Kayden, 1#) and stuff at the end :( and now I'm hanging like the stupid cliffhanger.. agrh
Loved the book, the character, the story and the plot.
Callie was stupid, but yet strong in so many ways
and Kayden, Boy.. you are more stupid..
Can't wait to read what happens next..
My addictive liking for dark/twisted/disturbed past/deep books is freaky weird!
Lets see how this book goes! T ...more
I am so embarrassed to admit I am just now reading this series, because I absolutely loved this book!
Callie and Kayden grew up together, their families even spent time together, but they were never friends or talked. Kayden was trying to blend in, to be the hot popular football player he was supposed to be and hide what is really going on at home.
Callie has been trying to blend in since everything changed on her 12th birthday, to not draw any positive attention to herself, but s ...more
Poor writing & implausible story made this a non-finisher for me
In an attempt to try out another New Adult title, I downloaded The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden. It is currently sitting in the #4 spot on the NYT Best Sellers list for e-books, and it seemed like a deal at only 99 cents. I even picked up the author's second similar title (The Secret of Ella and Micha) on a whim at the same time. Though I should have been more wary due to the low price and the author's self-pubbed status, I ...more
Callie and Kayden have known each other for years, going to the same school. Their families have even socialized on and off. But they’ve never traveled in the same social circles with Kayden being the popular high school football quarterback and Callie being the school recluse/frea ...more
I thought Callie did a pretty good job of handling what had happened in her past, and trying to get on with her future, even if it involved a little bit of running away. I felt sorry for her for what she had been through though, and the bullying she received at school seemed unfair also after she had been through so much.
The storyline in this followed Callie as she went to college, and Kay ...more
“… the thing I regret - will always regret - is going into my room on my twelfth birthday.”
Nothing will prepare you for what this book is about or the authenticity with which it tackles some very important but grim life issues. This is a book about second chances at what life should have been in the first place, about the freeing power of the human connection, and about love between wounded souls.
Callie and Kayden lived in the same small town all their lives, went to the ...more
The plot is terribly cliché. I think we've all read that story about the traumatized heroine and the abused hero, or vice-versa. The whole books consists of Callie forcing Kayden away, then beckoning him back, and pushing him away again, and Kayden leaving, then more making out - but pretty much chock-full of e ...more
"Love requires a lot of time, a lot of trust, and a lot of other things I
Have you seen this grunge looking cover with the girl who has watery mascara running down her face?Yeah,It screams I'm your average new adult read.But Callie never wore any makeup or even thought about it. So what's the prospect of using a misleading cover,NA needs better illustration with some metaphorical insight regarding the storyline IMO. At least it's still better than a lot of beheaded six pack ...more
This is without a doubt, one of the best New Adult - Contemporary books I've had so far. I love everything in The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden! It's one of those books that have everything you want in a contemporary read that will leave you feeling awed. It's just *sigh* perfect!
If you want to ...more
“Seize the day, take hold of it, and make it whatever you want.”
Seriously, I really liked this story. I love to torture myself with a good YA/NA broken boy/girl book and this one did not disappoint. Loved that Callie found a friend (Seth) to help her on the road to healing; the list was an awesome tool for them.
This list opened up many opportunities for Callie to begin ...more
I ALMOST FLUNG MY PHONE ACROSS THE ROOM! I.. I.. I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO COMPREHEND WHAT JUST HAPPENED!
WHO DOES THAT TO THEIR READERS? HOW CAN YOU LEAVE ME HANGING LIKE THAT? MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS THAT I SKIPPED SOME PAGES, BUT NOPE! IT JUST ENDS LIKE I WAS DROPPED OFF AN EDGE OF A CLIFF.
I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW!
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden ended up being one of those stories that left me ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Girl starts college far from home and runs into a boy that went to her high school. [s]||2||26||Mar 22, 2019 09:44AM|
|YA Buddy Readers'...: The Coincidence Series by Jessica Sorensen - Reading from 'The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #2)' from February 15th 2019||81||109||Feb 28, 2019 12:54PM|
|YA Buddy Readers'...: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen - Restarting February 14th 2017||70||194||Feb 28, 2017 08:18PM|
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