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Two Roads

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  999 ratings  ·  183 reviews
The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali's parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better--and Logan serves as the perfect target. He
Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published August 26th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services, Inx. (first published August 23rd 2013)
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• Lisa •
Nov 02, 2013 rated it liked it


I find it completely charming when an author reaches out to request a read and review of their book, I have utmost respect for those who venture into the unknown and publish their hard work. L M Augustine has done just that with his story 'Two roads' and what a reading experience I've just had, I feel completely conflicted over my book thoughts, did I love it? Did I hate it? Did I hate that I loved it? Here are my confused thoughts ...


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Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing


I’m wowed. I’m physicaly and mentaly living in this book, breathing it and thinking about it all the time. It’s definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year and it can’t be passed up. Deep emotional aspect of this novel is equal with witty and sarcastic part. I laughed, I cried, I yelled and cussed. Two Roads is absolutely heartbreaking while being the funniest book ever. I love it when I randomly pick up a book when I know almost nothing about it and then I’m blown away. This is a story
Tessa Teevan
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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What can I say about Two Roads? I had the pleasure of reading it weeks before it came out, and I quickly fell in love with both Logan and Cali. From the beginning, they love to hate each other, but you can tell that there's a spark there, no matter how hard they try to fight it. You don't know exactly why they feel this way, but we soon find out that it has something to do with Cali's brother and Logan's best friend's death. Cali bl
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 27, 2013 rated it liked it
First thing first, if you are not familiar with the Robert Frost poem The Road Less Traveled you more than will be by the end of this book. The non-stop references to it wore on my last nerve…sorry.

”I choose the road less traveled by.

And it has made all the difference.”

This story is of Cali, who has been miserable for the past four years since her brother’s death. Her brother’s best friend, Logan has transferred to her college. Cali has taken the role of his tormentor/enemy because it makes
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3.5 stars

Thank you L. M. Augustine for sending me this copy. No compensation was given of taken to alter this review.

Two Roads, L. M. Augustine’s latest, offered a humorous dialogue, sweet revenge plotting and a cute romance. However this novel is not all just a romance, this novel deals with dark issues in an unpitying way such as death and self-esteem. Despite this, the label of NA did not really seem to work for me and authentic-y was questioned as I pro
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Obnoxious Eyelashes Stars

So refreshing. Finding a great book by a new author who has a great touch. L. M. Augustine is like a tall glass of sweet tea on summer's day. I read a lot of books. A Lot. I try to find really great books to recommend to my friends and my high school students. This one goes on the list. It is appropriate for young high school and up. There are suggestions and discussions of sex but no steamy scenes. There is cussing but not more than you would hear at lunch in any midd
Cheryl McIntyre
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Two roads

One covered in dirt and overgrown with weeds

The path unclear

The trip unseen

The other, paved smoothed and full of weary wanderers

Sealed in pain



She has a choice

She always has a choice

Travel the busy road, lonely and regretful

Or follow the one less traveled

Hand in hand


With him, to him, for love

"You stole my heart and now you won't let me have yours."

Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
Two Roads is the second book by L.M. Augustine, although it’s his first venture into the New Adult genre. While there are a few similarities to his Young Adult novel, Click to Subscribe, in terms of the overall vibe and witty dialogue, the tone of Two Roads is a bit darker and a lot more intense, dealing with more serious subject matter. The story is told from the perspective of Cali Monroe, a young woman whose life has been derailed by tragedy. She masquerades as a mean to keep everyone at arm’ ...more
Zara Hoffman
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I was so lucky to get an eARC of this fabulous book. Cali and Ligan's story took me on a roller coaster of emotions. Their witty and sarcastic conversations and their ridiculous pranks made me smile. The tragic incident that scars Cali was poignant and authentically described. I really felt for her. And the rest of the book was amazing. My favorite NA book hands-down. And to think it's L.M's NA debut, and second novel! I definitely recommend this story to fans of his CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE and fans ...more
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
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I just fell in love with a sweet, funny and beautifully written story, because that’s what ‘Two Roads’ is. Beautiful.

‘I carry your heart with me…'

It was also emotional and devastating, tragic even. It had beautiful characters and real heart. It was poetic and visually descriptive. I loved it. I have so much geek love for this story! Though I will say that I’d class this as YA not NA in respect of the characters behaviour and the storyline.

Rachel R. (My Book Empire)
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
“We have this strange way of making each other happy by making each other miserable.”

In this story, you will meet a boy (a hot nerd at that one) with obnoxiously long eyelashes and a girl who is feisty on the outside but a softie on the inside.

When I first started reading, I’ll have to admit that I didn’t like Cali that much because I didn’t see the point as to why she was pretending to be a tough, mean girl and hanging out with the girls she didn’t even like. But as I kept reading, I reali
P.A. Warren

There comes a moment in every bloggers life where they want to hug an author.There are a select few that I would love to hug and do a happy dance with Im pleased to add L.M Augustine in that group.
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Two roads is the story of Cali and Logan.They hate each other.But at the same time they don't. These two go full blown prank wars on each other but with one blind date their worlds are turned upside down as the two get to know each other.
I don't want to compare authors But I will say Watch out Bo
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ouab
I received a copy of this book in place of an honest review.

I will warn you when you read this book you should have some Kleenex's near by. This book really touched a place in my heart that I try to hide. Three years ago next month my dad committed suicide and this book really brought some things home for me.

Cali Monroe loved her brother Ben and they had plans to do things when they were older. Only thing is when Ben was nineteen he killed himself on top of the roof of his house. Cali blames her
♥ Sarah
Sep 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Cute, funny, sweet, and short.

"Our rivalry is everything a hot half-year-long fling is and more, just without the sex."

"We love the things we love for what they are. . ."

"Let everything happen to you, beauty and terror, just keep going, no feeling is final."

"Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end."


The plot is centered on a typical YA-NA "enemies-to-lovers" trope. Usually, the SHIFT from enemy to lover is really obvious in other books that follow the same tr
Farah 🌈
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
One of the things I love the most about L. M. Augustine's books are the references. THE REFERENCES!
The Hunger Games.
Also, "And she was totally awesome". That was either a StarKid reference or just a coincidence.
Putting aside all the awesomeness (as if that's even possible), the character development was amazing!
(view spoiler) So, I'm just going to say this book was, in a GIF,
Jul 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
DNF...I hate doing this, but I couldn't read anymore. I feel terrible leaving a bad review, but the heroine was awful. She was acting like a 14 year old. The way she spoke to her parents and her actions in general were very juvenile. I really tried, but I just couldn't read anymore. :(
Kim Person
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Where to start? Well, first let me note that I received an ARC from L.M. in exchange for an honest review ~ this is the first book I've read of his and I can't wait to read more! Yep I totally was ...

Two Roads is told solely from Cal's POV. Cal has ongoing rivalry with Logan who happened to be her brother Ben's BFF. Ben passed away a few years back and Cal notes that she blames Logan for Ben's death. When the story starts Cal very eloquently explains that her "mean girl" rep is just a façade ~ o
Lydia H
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“There are not two roads when it comes to you;
there is only the road that leads to your love.”

“Two Roads” is one of the best books I've read this year!! It's an emotional yet witty and funny story that should not be passed up, for any reason! I knew this was going to be a good book, hell I thought it was going to be great. What I did not know was that it would blow me away!! ‘Un-put-down-able’.

The plot was captivating, very realistic and definitely not the light read I was expecting
Hooked On Books
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am a total English nerd, and when I read the synopsis for Two Roads, I got giddy. What English nerd/teacher doesn't enjoy a book with poetry interwoven throughout the story line, especially one with her favorite poet Robert Frost? But when I began the novel, it was apparent that poetry was not the only driving force that connected the two main characters.

College student Cali Monroe is trying to recover from her brother’s suicide in a less than desirable way. She has created a persona for herse
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Two Roads is L.M. Augustine's second published novel, however this is his first attempt in the New Adult category. This is everything that a New Adult book should be. It is full of witty dialogue, angst, and plenty of swoonworthy moments.

“Our rivalry is beautiful because it makes us both forget about everything else.”

Cali. She is a complex character. At first I wasn't a huge fan, but I think that is part of the point. Cali is battling depression that has been brought on by a death of a loved
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 worthy stars

This has to be one of the best books I have read in a long time. No joke a long long long time.
From the first page I was really into this book. I didn't want to put to down. Good thing I had a 6 plus hour flight to read this entire thing in one sitting because if I didn't I would have been up all night reading it. It was that good.

The story centers around Cali Monroe. She is in a bad place but she pretends to be happy and fun going. Her brother died 4 years ago and since then her
Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
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L.M. Augustine is back, this time with an emotional New Adult book with the right dash of nerdy cuteness that is sure to charm its way into readers' hearts.

While I enjoyed the book to an extent, I had some issues with it too. My biggest concern is that Cali and Logan remind me so much of Cat and West from Click to Subscribe. It's like they could pass off as college versions of themselves except they have intense pasts and that's totally not Cat and West.
Holly Baker
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
********ARC received in exchange for an honest review********

Holly’s 5 Star Review

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of L.M. Augustine’s debut novel Click To Subscribe and so of course I was desperate to read Two Roads once he started writing it and there may have been a small bit of bugging on my part for him to hurry the hell up so I could read it. And because he’s so super awesome, he stayed up late one night and sent me it at 2am so I could read it the next day on the train home from London.

Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it

There’s just something about a book written by a guy. I said this before and I will say it again, a book from a male point of view is really different (in a good way) and there’s something about it that’s so mysterious. IDK bout you but I feel that way when I found out that the book I have just read is written by a male author.

This is my first from L.M. Augustine and I didn’t even know that he is a guy after I read the book. So my reaction was, “Oh, that’s why!”. He wr
* Sara Johns*
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is full of cheesiness and humor that will bring out the inner nerd in you. If you have not been introduced to L.M. Augustine’s witty writing style, you are missing out! This is L.M. Augustine’s second book and I liked it just as much as his debut novel, Click to Subscribe. Whereas, Click to Subscribe is Young Adult, Two Roads is a New Adult novel.

Normally, I’m not a huge fan of cheesy reads, but I’ve decided that there are two types of cheesy… (1) the kind that makes you cringe and (2)
Talk Supe
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Braine's Talk Supe review

I had a blast reading TWO ROADS. Suicide is a serious issue and losing someone close to you because of it is not only painful but polarizing. Cali and Logan has been wallowing over Ben's death for years and they blamed everyone and everything, including themselves, for Ben's suicide and dealing with that kind of guilt over something you can't control is brutal. Now though TWO ROADS' theme is heavy, I liked how L.M. Augustine tackled it with a lot of humor which I think i
Lexi Wings
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult-books
It was a great read. The characters where realistic and very likable. The main character Cali Monroe when through some heart wrenching pain for the lost of her brother Ben/Benjamin Monroe. As well her screw up relationship after that with her parents and her wrath/love for Logan Waters, her brother's best friend and the only person who could bring up the memories of her long ago out of reach happy life. The story really developed well and presented great the topics such as death, suicide, and le ...more
Kate Mary
Aug 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned, new-adult
This is not something I enjoy doing, but I could not finish the book. The MC was annoying and the majority of the book (I finished half), was her internal thoughts (which were repetitive and often boring) or childish mocking between her and Logan. The "pranks" they played on each other were not amusing. I was excited for a book where the love interest was the "nerdy" cute guy, but I could not get into this. Sorry, it just wasn't for me.
Oct 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf to 48% and getting to that point was PAINFUL! I should've listened to myself and given up much, much sooner.

I have no idea how this book got so many good reviews. All the reasons Cali feels the way she feels are repeated over. And over. And OVER. As I was reading, all I could think was, "Shut up already!!!"
Katy Evans
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I truly love my author friends and the chance to read before anyone else does, and L.M. has such a funny, quirky, and wonderful style. This is a light NA, but so deep, emotional and sweet. LOVED IT!
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