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Time It Right

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,036 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Valerie Marsh and her three closest friends - Tara, Amber, and Kat - have just started their senior year of high school. Tara's a straight-A student with an Ivy League school in her future, Kat's the lead in every play performed at Riverbank High, and Amber is a popular cheerleader with boys lining up to date her. Valerie, meanwhile, has mediocre grades, works the light bo ...more
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published December 1st 2013
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Lexxi Kitty
This book annoyed me from beginning to end. And it was entirely due to me not liking the main character. 99% of the other characters were great. And it's weird, but I normally don't like the guy friends in these books, but Lucas was also great.

In theory I understood the decisions that were made. In practice they were crap.

Jan 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
By necessity my review contains very minor spoilers. I don't mind spoilers but I know some will internet rage me for having any, but is impossible to properly review without mentioning something. The too long/didn't read version is at bottom.

The Good:
1) It was interesting enough to encourage me to want to keep reading.
2) One of the female leads was very engaging and endearing which is the backbone of this book in my opinion.
3) Most of the supporting characters were decently detailed and likeable
Lesbian coming-of-age stories are almost always difficult for me to relate to. They typically center around the character who's just coming to terms with her orientation, rather than the character who's known she was gay from a very early age. The latter is typically reserved for the role of love interest, and this book is no exception to that rule.

So, to start with, I tended to identify with Lindsay, the love interest in the story, rather than Valerie, the protagonist. That turned out to be a r
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. High school. A main character who thinks she's straight. Then discovers she's not. Not very different from other stories, only the friend she begins to develop feelings for is outside of her circle of best friends. She's an exchange student and also not straight.

There were some parts I disliked, and I wasn't a fan of Valerie and the way she treated Lindsay, but I also had issues with the latter, who I thought was just selfish at a certain point of the story ((view spoiler)
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017-lgbt
Okay, so when I started reading this book and for almost 70% of it I was enjoying it. I as laughing and awe-ing and crushing on Valerie a lot. But then.. then the book got weird, and some things wasn't make sense anymore. It got weird and ended too fake to pretend it would be possible.

Time it Right felt quiet different than the author's other books, probably because it was her first. It took me longer to get into it, but by the end I thought it was a great. Valerie and her three friends are in their senior year of high school, and while things have been the same forever, they're finally starting to change. Val is the only single one, and when she tries to date her neighbor, it doesn't go too well. Then her friend Tara's family gets an exchange student from England, and Lindsa ...more
Nomcy 2.0
Glad to know that I'm not the only one that felt like smacking valerie half the time. ...more
Giovanna Mandarino
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Claire (Book Blog Bird)
I’ve been on a Siera Maley binge recently. I really like her style of writing and she writes awesome f/f romances. This one was about a group of friends who all have their lives disrupted when a new girl joins their school on an exchange trip, not least of all the MC, who ends up realising she’s gay. What I liked most about this book was that it took a long hard look at he difficulties in a relationship when one of you is out and one isn’t and how stressful it is for both.
Jan 22, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uauv
Okay, this one made me angry. And I feel bad getting angry about this story, because I read another book from the author yesterday and really liked it. Even worse, I liked this book a lot, for most of the story. I was set to happily give it five stars and put it on my favorites list.

Obviously, that didn't happen.

So yeah, spoiler warning, for those who end up reading this for some reason.

Let me talk about endings.

I've read a lot of romance novels, or fantasy novels with a focus on romance, and i
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I know many people want to slap Valerie for being so dense, but having been in her shoes once, I know that rationality flies out of the window when you're scared, no, terrified of coming out. Every bad reaction, every hurtful remark gets scrutinized under a magnifying glass and you can't put things into perspective. It's GREAT when people tell you "It's okay" (view spoiler) ...more
M. Hollis
"Well, she certainly felt alone now. Not only for being the only girl to not have some boy after her, but for being the only girl to not want some boy after her. Without Tara matching her every reaction at their next sleepover while Amber or Kat shared boy stories, it would just be Valerie lying there alone, not understanding or relating."

Time it Right was a good book at first. This is exactly the kind of story I wish I could go back to 13 yo Maria and show her that she isn't alone, and that is
Cindy Stein
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lesfic-ya
YA lesfic: Valerie is the non-achieving friend in a small high-achieving group of girls, seniors in HS. When Lindsey, a British exchange student, arrives her interactions with Valerie lead Valerie to question her sexuality, especially since she seems to have no interest in boys. But while eventually Lindsay wants to be out about herself, Valerie is way too frightened of the repercussions. This leads to a back and forth in the relationship and an eventual ending that seems a bit contrived, but be ...more
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
There are many positives to Maley's writing. Her greatest strength is an ability to write Val's inner monologues in a way that felt authentic to her age and personality. These reflections on her experiences led us through her journey to deeper self-understanding. Paradoxically, even though the characters had jumbled emotions, or were less than forthcoming with themselves about their own motivations, these were communicated with a clarity that kept me engaged.

The piece had minor editing problems,
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Genuine Story of First Love

Whenever I begin a Siera Maley book, I end up getting just a couple of hours of sleep before I have to go to work. Why? Because it's impossible to stop reading her books before the end. Time it Right is no exception. Valerie is a young woman trying to understand herself and her own strengths and weaknesses. She falls in love for the first time in her life and it's with an exchange student from England, named Lindsey. Via that love, Val begins the journey of coming out.
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the two main characters, I found myself frustrated with Valerie sometimes, I just wanted to slap her and tell her that her happiness comes first. Valerie and Lindsey's relationship totally pulled me in, I couldn't stop reading I until I knew what happened between and even though i was happy with the ending, I wish they kind of did a month or year prologue to see what would of happened. I would recommend reading this book :) ...more
Raven Etheridge
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The fourth book that I've read of Siera Maley on my book binge before I move on to The Noble of Sperath (The Heirs of Eveinia Book 1) and Colorblind. I'm excited! She has me hooked on all of her stories! Once again, a great story.

The plot was great and I loved its development and narrative. The third person POV threw me off a little because I've been reading first person for the past two-three days so I wasn't expecting it. But I guess it would make sense the change in POV since this is one of h
Roxie Prince
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this review and more on my blog at [Roxie Writes].

'Time It Right' by Siera Maley
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5
Finished on February 28, 2017
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'Time It Right' centers around Valerie Marsh and her three best friends, Tara, Amber, and Kat. Tara is studious and set to attend an ivy league college after graduation. Amber is a popular cheerleader who jumps from boyfriend to boyfriend. And Kat has
Délia Trembletom
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok so I'd grade this a 3.5 stars only because this book is not Sierra Maley's best work and because I'm mad at her.

The reviews stating that the main protagonist, Valérie is very unlikable and all are not all too objective. People, and yeah LGBTQ+ people handle their sexuality differently from one another. And the way I see things is that Val was very honest; rather the author wrote her honestly. What I mean is that there are undecisive people out there, who feel rushed and pressured into coming
Andrea L
Everything was all right for a while. I loved Valerie, I loved Lindsay, I loved Lucas, and Kat and Tara and a little bit Valerie's father. Amazing characters, they are.

I loved the whole "discovering your sexuality" that was relatable AF, and I really enjoyed the friendships, and the coming out and the romance. The romance was sweet and cute and I fell in love with the idea of them together.

Alas, I'm upset. THAT ENDING. No. Scratch that. THAT LAST 15%. I HATED IT OMFG.

OK, I'm being a little bit o
Dyslexic Bookmonster
The story is about Valerie who shies away and is oblivious to all that is gay. Turns out, she had a small crush on her childhood friend all along. However, she falls head over heels for an exchange student. Feelings that bring forth change in the way she looks at herself and others. And the way she presents herself to the world.

To be honest, the first few chapters were too slow, in my opinion. Too many useless details were given. This was the most prominent in the beginning, but throughout the s
Misha Ali
Oct 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Feb 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sapphic
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Raelynn Smith
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Under Pressure: Stay Closed In or Come Out? . . .

This book isn’t your typical coming out story. No, in fact you’d think by the way the story blurb hints, it may even be a typical teen falls for new girl kinda love story. Don’t get me wrong there is a bit of love, but it’s a side bit.

The main point of the story is having the main character Valarie coming to terms with her sexuality and what that means to her and those around her. She’s a high school senior and doesn’t want to be famous for comin
Ruby Ridge
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book came in a big pile of books i gotten from somewhere and just picked it up today, damn thing sucked me right in and I read it in one sitting. I am a reader of fantasy stories and avoid romance like the plague but Siera Maley is a GOOD AUTHOR, her story telling and characters drag you right on in.
Whether you are gay, straight or from another planet you will likely enjoy this book. Confession, I am going to fins other books by the author
Good overall, but similar to some other lesfic stories set in schools that I've read, dealing with acceptance and homophobia etc. There are a quite a few names to get used, who are all introduced at pretty much the same time. Chance meeting towards the end. My least favourite Siera Maley book so far, but that's partly because she's set the bar so high with her other books. Still a good book though ...more
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Honestly good

I have read a lot of book, but this one just worked really well. The struggles of the main character seemed very realistic to me. I won't lie I was really angry there for a bit at how the ending was looking. If I wasn't so mad I would have been able to figure it out though. Personally I understand the scared and overwhelming pressure for a teen try to come out in high school and I'm glad this book depicted that well.
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtqa
An interesting come of age story. However, I don't like the certain themes (view spoiler). Overall, a fast paced story but nothing special. ...more
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reluctant Reviewer Recommended

I'm not much for writing reviews. I'm fact, i don't like writing them. I feel it's important to leave a review when I thoroughly enjoy a book and I enjoyed this book. Time It Right is well written and takes you on a beautiful heartbreaking journey to sell didcovery and acceptance. You won't be disappointed.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tough to realize it if you want to tell all or not

Valerie is very uncertain about how she feels toward someone or herself. Lindsay is a English exchange student that has captured Valerie heart but Valerie is uncertain how she feels toward Lindsay. Follow both them in finding out if it the English girl captures the American girl. Enjoy!
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Siera Maley was born and raised in the southern Bible Belt. After coming out as a lesbian as a teen, she relocated to a more suburban area and now lives with her girlfriend and very adorable dogs while she works on writing young adult lesbian fiction.

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