Bright Before Sunrise
But I was a goodygoody in high school, so that happens.
But THIS BOOK. I can't say I ever had a night quite like this, but that unbelievable sensation of time being completely irrelevant, darkness being endle ...more
Bright Before Sunrise is told from the alternating POV of two characters, Jonah and Brighton. It's one of those "one night changes everything" stories, and normally I LOVE those -- books like Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley or Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn.
I think this particular story moved too fast to allow me to become invested in either chara ...more
It forced me to create a '2014' shelf.
And to lock meself in a place with padded walls.
January 24th, 2014.
Absolutely lovely! <3
Review to come!
As a book reviewer I generally gravitate to novels that other bloggers have reviewed themselves, but in the case of Bright Before Sunrise I didn't go into it with pre-existing knowledge of popular opinion backing my decision. I hadn't really heard much of Tiffany Schmidt, either. I just took one look at the gorgeous cover and knew it was something I had to get my hands on.
Before starting the book, all I really knew was that Bright Before Sunrise is another young adult, first person dual narra...more
Beautiful beautiful book!
After finishing this I wasn't sure how I felt about this.
Sure I knew I really enjoyed this one. But was it one of those books, that will stay with me, was it amazing? Or was it just an adorable book?
To be clear, my wavering was not about my usual 3 or 4 star when i enjoy a book, no no this time around I wasn't sure if this was supposed to be 4 or 5Stars
Well, so I left it. Though about it for several days. Talked abou ...more
That didn't happen.
By 1:30a.m. I was sitting on the floor of my bathroom reading by - I kid you not - nightlight, and fighting the urge to flip to the end to see whether or not this turned out the way ...more
This review, and others like it, can be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.
I'm a sucker for a book whose events transpire over the course of one day or night. I also like books where the two main characters start out as enemies...or at least on unfriendly terms and have to work to get into each other's good graces. Also, if I'm being completely honest here, I like books told from dual perspectives...but only when the voices sou ...more
First thoughts: Bright Before Sunrise has many elements that I love in a book – dual perspective, three-dimensional characters, romance, excellent writing, and a really pretty cover – but there’s one personal issue that kept me from a full on bookgasm.
Told in first person, the story alternates between Brighton and Jonah’s very different perspectives over the course of twenty-four hours. Brighton is the popular girl in school everyone loves. She’s always nice and willing to help other ...more
Upon looking at the cover of Bright Before Sunrise, I expected this adorably cute story about two people who mend each other's problems and fall in love in the process. BBS gives exactly this, but the overall story as a whole did not deliver well. While I enjoyed the story as a whole, I had a few issues with Bright Before Sunrise.
As a story that mainly focuses on romance and character development, Bright Before Sunrise unfortunately fell short in this department. In this story, we get bo ...more
So many raving reviews and high ratings.
Such a beautiful cover.
Sounded lovely, still left me with such a bitter taste.
It started so great.
I had fun, I liked the characters for a while, well.. I didn't feel the girls's sadness or the boy's anger, but still.. I enjoyed the ride.
And then it all went downhill for me.
What's-his-name here must be the most unlikable male character in the written world (well, let's not go that far, some ...more
Jonah needs Brighton in his life. He needs that kindnes ...more
OK, all clichés aside, I really liked the story and most of the characters and yet there's something missing. I can't put my ...more
Jonah is the new boy in school this year, but he's not bothered trying to fit in. It's senior year, and he's feeling completely out of place in Cross Pointe. He's not rich like these kids, and he's just not ...more
After loving Send Me a Sign, I had high hopes for Bright Before Sunrise. Tiffany Schmidt is a fantastic author, and I don’t question her talent for making me zoom through a book. She captured my attention and this book very easily could’ve been a five-star read. Her writing is good, addictive even, almost enough to mask what went wrong, but in hindsight the story very strongly lacked in development.
While this book is definitely cute ...more
Bright Before Sunrise takes place over the course of one day. One day that just happens to be a very important, and stressful, day for Brighton. Since the loss of her father exactly one year ago, Brighton tries so hard to be tough and strong... yet she's actually falling apart at the seam. She lives every day trying to be the best that she can be, perfect in every situation. She appears as though she's "fin ...more
Okay, so Brighton basically wants people to just leave her alone, but apparently, she herself can't leave Jonah alone, even after he told her to get lost for about 10 times. Are you kidding me?
And she's just SO perfect, oh my my! -_-
The attempt at making her PERFECT completely ruined her character.
Moving on to Jonah, who's so DEEPLY in love with Carly, suddenly finds her annoying, in just a matter of a few hours? And Brighton, the girl he was despising just minutes ago, now seem ...more
But it was fun and cute and not horribly cheesy as you would expect.
( BULLYING is NOT a romantic / healthy behaviour ) ?
Why despite the obvious wish to write about teenage trials, does Tiffany Schmidt spends the whole book depicting a male character acting out and purposely humiliating and hurting the girl ? Is that really how one writes about love ?
Plus having her "hero" obsessed with his girfirend and belittling the heroine is not a great idea either ... I feel short-cha ...more
I first discovered this book on a friend's WOW post and I was definitely intrigued by the synopsis. Contemporaries have been my preferred genre of late and I really liked the idea of two characters coming together to change their opinions and assumptions about one another. While Bright Before Sunrise was a cute read, I did have a very difficult time of connecting with the main characters.
My biggest issue with this entire book was Jonah. I spent almost the whole book hating him and wo ...more
One night can change how you see the world. One night can change how you see yourself.
I'm so glad I picked this book up at the library. It was a sweet, quick read, with a lot of the things I'm looking for in a contemporary. The characters weren't necessarily unique, but each had qualities that made them fresher (in my opinion). The plot itself was okay, with the book being told in alternating perspectives (which happens to be one of my favorite contemporary romance styles), the ...more
Jonah has been the new kid in school for a while now. He keeps to himself and refuses to socialise with anyone. No matter how hard the other kids try to include him, he always assumes the rich snobs of Cross Pointe look down on him because he's from Hamilton. So he lives his school week in a daze that includes ignorin ...more
It really is amazing how dislike can turn into lust and like like over the span of a night. I like how fate pushed Brighton and Jonah together and that their decisions cemented that they were meant to spend time together and as a result get to know the person that is behind the front given to ...more
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