Faith Watters spent her junior year traveling the world, studying in exquisite places, before returning to Oviedo High School. From the outside her life is picture-perfect. Captain of the dance team. Popular. Happy. Too bad it’s all a lie.
It will haunt me. It will claim me. It will shatter me. And I don' ...more
WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. I'm not going to tag them, so proceed at your own risk.
What a joke.
This book is hands down the worst book I've read since Beautiful Disaster and that's saying something. It is chockablock full of plot conveniences, cliche's and stupidity. It's just awful.
BEWARE: RANT AHEAD. Proceed at your own risk.
I was so damn excited when NetGalley approved my request. Ethnic diversity? Awesome. Star crossed l ...more
Before you is an an amazing young adult contemporary read from an outstanding new voice. Amber Hart has given us characters to fall in love with and a plot that had me hooked.
Before You is a tale of two star-crossed lovers. Everyone thinks Faith and Diego shouldn't be together, she is a respected daughter of a pastor who doesn't want to ruin the reputation of her dad and he is an ex gang member from the wrong side of the tracks, ...more
Wow. This is another version of Romeo and Juliet where they are star crossed lovers not to be together because of society issues. But man does the chemistry fly off of the page. And I love Diego so much. Such a bad boy with a soft heart. And he tried to stay away from Faith so hard, but she was a persistant girl.
And Faith. Wanting to be the perfect daughter for her dad and thinking she is failing after her slip up. Honestly, even ...more
Diego just moved to the US from Cuba to escape his past and to try and start a new life on the straight and narrow but trouble keeps finding him.
This book reminds me a lot of Perfect Chemistry and also another book I just read called One, Two, Three. It's the classic good girl meets bad boy concept with a twist. Faith and Diego a ...more
As a huge fan of Simone Elkeles’ Perfect Chemistry, I’m always on the lookout for the next best thing. When I saw Before You, I needed to have it. The synopsis was so intriguing and I loved the mysterious pasts and bi-racial relationships. Too bad the excitement waned after the first few pages.
I may have psyched myself out of this one, because there is nothing I can say except I was disappointed. My problem wasn’t with the writing, Ms. Hart is ob ...more
Overall, I thought it was a great book overall and I would recommend it to everyone.
He estado esperando por Before You desde más de año, desde que una amiga compartió la sinopsis del libro conmigo por Facebook, y desde entonces le he tenido altas expectativas. Expectativas que el libro debut de Amber Hart ha cumplido.
Before You cuenta con Faith Watters como protagonista principal. Faith es la hija del pastor de la cuidad y, por el exterior, es la chica perfecta. Faith es la capitana del equipo de baile, popular, la chica que...more
This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.
**I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher, but that did not influence the review**
4.5 stars Sweet lawd my heart. I really loved this story and I’m still trying to recover from it.
This story started off a little slow and reminded me of Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles (which is a very good thing), but soon enough I was churning through the pages like it was my job and I couldn’t get enough of ...more
Faith wa ...more
Before You is another story I can’t help but compare to Perfect Chemistry. The basic elements of the good, caucasian girl with the gang linked latino boy all add up to a compelling storyline.
While the basics are the same I have to say that Before You ups the ante in the level of gang involvement. How in some cases there is ...more
Diego's trying to escape from his past in Cuba where he was involved in a gang. He's steamy & tattooed up, but still has a good heart. I loved the occasional use of Spanish and how very different their worlds are.
I definitely recom ...more
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First of all, I’ll start by saying that if you are a Simone Elkeles fan and you love her Perfect Chemistry series, then you will DIG, LOVE, ADORE, ENJOY Before You by Amber Hart! I finished this book while taking a bubble bath and I remember I sent a text to my mom, describing how I was feeling. It was in Spanish because I’m Pu ...more
Faith Watter's appeared to be living a great life, she was pretty, popular, and attended Oviedo High, also her minister father's church, with her boyfriend Jason of several years. Ja ...more
I was really enticed by the cover and the blurb of this book that's why I requested the title on Netgalley. After I finished the other book that I was reading, I immediately jumped onto reading this one because I'm excited to see how the story goes.
The last book I've read with a POC as one of the protagonists was Simone Elkeles' Perfect Chemistry Trilogy and I really loved those books. This book reminded me of Perfect ...more
18-year-old Faith is a pastor’s daughter, but she’s not quite as perfect as people might assume.
18-year-old Diego is from Cuba, and has also made some mistakes in his life.
Will Faith and Diego be a match made in heaven? Or will they be better off apart?
This was an okay story, but something just didn’t sit right with me.
Faith was an okay character, and it was nice that she ...more
This story was okay – It was an easy read, and the writing was good, but the story didn’t grip me. I found the main story line predictable, it was the character’s backgrounds that interested me.
Faith was portrayed to be the stereotypical ‘good girl’, a dance captain and dating the star quarterback, but as the b ...more
I don't remember where I first saw this book but I was really excited to read it. Before You is the first book in the Before and After series by Amber Hart (see the reading order below). I have to admit that I was a little disappointed by this book. There were things that I liked in this book but unfortunately, I disliked more things than I liked.
Before You is told in dual points of view, every chapter alternating back and forth between the hero and heroine's points-of-view. Our her ...more
Author: Amber Hart
Genre: YA/NA Contemporary Romance
Length: 320 pages
Original Publishing Date: July 29th, 2014
Series: Before and After #1
Where I got it: Netgalley
Main characters: 3.5/5
Faith starts off as a "good girl"; the preacher's daughter who is so very concerned with appearances and reputation. I personally couldn't relate to her concerns about reputation so much, but the idea that Faith felt that she was trapped in this "fake" life seems like it's a feeling ...more
Tittle: Before you (Before and After #1)
Author: Amber Hart
Length: 320 Pages
Publisher: K-Teen ( Kensington Publisher)
Release Date: July 29Th
Gender: Romance, young Adult, contemporary,fiction.
Rating:★★★★ (4 OUT OF 5)
How I got it?: Netgalley
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Some say love is deadly. Some say love is beautiful. I say it is both.
Faith Watters spent her junior year traveling the world, studying in exquisite places, before returni ...more
*Full review can be found at Part of that World.
What first put this book on my radar was K.A. Tucker telling everyone that they'll want to read it (or something of that variety). I love YA contemporaries, so when I read the synopsis I knew I had to have it. And I was so excited when K-Teen approved my NG request! Also, I adore that cover!
Rating: 4 Stars!
Before You is told in dual, first person POVs. And can I just say how much I love both ...more
Okay so super short summary – You’ve got Faith, who lives a lie. She’s fake and only shows the side of herself that she feels the church and community ...more
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