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Until We Meet Again

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  2,308 ratings  ·  521 reviews
They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time

Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it's his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundre
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Emily May
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, arc, 2015, young-adult
1.5 stars because I'll admit that the book is quite beautifully-written and I enjoyed the ending. Everything else, however...

Meet Cassandra. Self-centred, bratty rich girl who has been forced to stay at her parents' summer house in a "ritzy, historic neighborhood" and hang out on their private beach. What fresh hell is this, she wonders, in between the parties and relaxation.

Naturally, she responds to her cruel fate by acting out and trespassing on private property. But then - *gasp* - her evil
Wendy Darling
I'm a sucker for romances done well, but I knew pretty quickly this book was not for me. Not only do these two take forever to sort out that they're from different eras (despite obvious clues and more than enough time), the writing is just...painfully earnest and stilted and unsophisticated. It tries too hard to force emotion and admiration for the characters and their actions, without being the least bit convincing; even the moneyed setting and the literary asides seemed unnatural.

I stopped af
Sara Raasch
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is beautiful in every way.
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley.)

“We part. Then, like magnets, our lips come together again.”

This was a YA time-travel romance, with a bittersweet ending.

Cassandra wasn’t the nicest person at the beginning of this book, and she was pretty rude to her parents and Lawrence. Thankfully she improved as the book went along though, and started to think of other people than herself all the time.

Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, physical-arc, bea15
4.5 stars

I LOOOVED this book!!

It was exactly what I was looking for: a fantasy book with a strong, heart-throbbing romance.

But there were so many more elements to this story:

* Mob families
* Murder mystery
* Time travel
* Romance
* Jealousy
* Tragedy


My only complaint was that it did feel a bit "fluffy" at times with regards to the romance (which is weird, given the events of the story). Sometimes it felt a little bit silly, I guess. Less epic and more like fun entertainment, w
May 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 30%

I was really looking forward to reading this book because blurb appealed to me on many levels. Unfortunately, result was very unsatisfactory and even those 30% I managed to read felt like colossal waste of my time. I dare to say that it’s every reader’s nightmare to have someone like Cassandra as narrator of the book (if only there were more chapters written in Lawrence’s POV). And as soon as insta-love (and no chemistry between main protagonists) showed its ugly head, I knew that it w
Oh the ANGST is strong in this one.

I'm a sucker for star-crossed romances. Because, in my opinion they make for the best love stories. So imagine my excitement when I read the blurb of this book. Sounds fantastic, amiright? I just knew this book was going to give me a case of ALL the feels.

Boy was I wrong.

Until We Meet Again, is the poster child for "Novels That Could Have Been Way Better". The writing at times was lovely and poetic, but there was an unevenness to it that, as a whole, left the
Stephanie (Bookfever)
Oh my god! This book was something special. The story was right up my alley and I loved every single part of it. It was the best ever!

On vacation with her family, Cassandra is bored out of her mind until she meets a boy on the beach named Lawrence. But there's something strange about Lawrence; the way he talks, the way he dresses. Lawrence in the meantime also thinks there's something about Cassandra. Eventually they find out they're from two different times. She lives in 2015 and he in 1925, an
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
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Until We Meet Again is an epic time travel novel. This book is so interesting since it is half set in the present and half 1925. There is a determined and clever main character who matures throughout the book and becomes more likeable. This book is such an entertaining read!

I absolutely loved the use of time travel in Until We Meet Again. Cassandra, who is from 2015, and Lawrence, who is from 1925, meet each other on a private beach, each of them claiming that it i
Sybil aka Lala
What a beautiful, touching little story…

Cassandra is on summer vacation with her mom and new stepdad. While adjusting to a new family dynamic and missing her best friend she wanders to the beach one evening. It’s on this beach she meets Lawrence, but there’s something just slightly off about him. Nevertheless, they connect over feeling lonely and trying to figure out their place in the world.

Soon they realise that Lawrence is from 1925 and the beach is the only place they can be together.

Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Until We Meet Again first caught my attention because of its alluring and stunning cover – and then I found out that it’s about a romance that transcends time. Consider me a complete cheeseball, but I’m a sucker for these types of stories. Wait for it, it gets better. There’s a time-travel aspect, and it goes back to the roaring twenties, aka my favorite time period! Of course, I was hoping against hope that Until We Meet Again would become a favorite for 2015. While it didn’t end up be
Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
I was given an ARC copy of this book by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Actual rating: 4.25 stars

From the time that I read Until We Meet Again's synopsis earlier this year, it's been one of my most anticipated releases. Imagine my delight when I got approved for an eARC copy though Netgalley! I was eager to read it, however I tried to hold myself back since I wanted to read it closer to the release date. Now here I am, more than 2 months before the release date,
Just a moment ..


Ok I’m done!

The book’s cover captivated me so much and the blurb says it’s the teen version of The Time Travelers Wife which I didn’t read but saw the movie anyway and sobbed.

I had doubts if this book is going to be good because the concept of time travel is complicated, you know with all the ripple effect of the Time space continuum any changes you make in the past will alter the future BIG TIME! But in this novel it’s all simple. This book is a fast paced read
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review, 2015
One of the things that drew me to this site (Goodreads) and other online spaces, such as forums and blogs, is that I know, personally, just about no one who is interested in reading the same books as I am. Once you find it, it's addicting and amazing to talk to all these like-minded people who read the best stuff out there.

With that being said, it's a rare thing indeed to find a living breathing soul out in the real world who actually reads the same things as you. I was lucky enough to move int
Sarah (Head Stuck In A Book)
Wow, was my first thought after finishing this book, through the tears and the heartbreaking ending which I'd hoped wasn't going to happen but in hindsight was inevitable, I came to realise just how beautiful and intense Until We Meet Again is, filled with mystery and intrigue this is one book that will stick with me for quite some time to come.

I'm a sucker for stories that feature characters out of time, through some unexplainable occurence the past and the present collide, in this case Lawrenc
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

Renee Collins' Until We Meet Again is a young adult time-travel romance with a unique concept. It's the story of two teens who meet despite being in two separate centuries. Both are at a crossroads in their lives and don't know what they want to do with their futures.

Great Hook. Poor execution. This book had a really great concept but the book lacked development, good dialogue, and a clean execution. I'd seen several early reviews of this one and was really excited to jump into this book bec
sophie.connects.the.dots (on hiatus)
"I feel like, if this is real, then my dreams can be real. If these feelings I have for you are truth, then the truth of my words is worth fighting for, and it doesn't matter what people expect of me."

Ugh. Books like these break my heart. I like happier endings! It's just too painful.

There is a certain elegant and mysterious charm to this story that keeps me reaching for more. Plus. The TWENTIES. Heck to the yes.

Even so, I truly am not swept away by the descriptions and didn't feel uber-immersed
The Lit Bitch
3.5 stars

I have mixed feelings about this novel. There was a lot to like about this novel….the writing was beautiful, a tender romance, and the ending was beautiful. But I really struggled with Cassandra’s character. This book is a bit of a tear tearjerker so be prepared and have Kleenex handy!

Personally I could never really warm up to her. From the very beginning I was just put off by how upset she was about being ‘forced’ to stay at her parents fancy-schmancy beach house…she had everything she
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, 2k15, arc-drc
Am I the only one who did not like it? I was pretty excited since the plot seemed insanely good, two teenagers finding love on a beach, the only thing that comes between them is approximately a hundred years. It sounds catchy, right?
Although the vibe of the book was kind of mesmerizing – I couldn't help but fall in love a little with the whole promise land nature of the beach, and Lawrence's words made me smile a few times, I could not feel the chemistry between the main characters, sometimes i
KL (Cat)
Meh. Review up tomorrow. Possibly. More like whenever I feel like writing it, and honestly I'm not feeling enthusiastic about it at all.

Wealthy, Jackass Girl meets Dreamy, Poetry-writing-soul-staring Boy. It is a forbidden love! There are Circumstances that are so horrible that needs to be capitalised! Some seriously obvious plot points that charges at you like a freight train! Lots of exclamation points! How utterly exciting!

tldr; that angsty teenage fanfiction you wrote in your diary, but publ
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Don't mind me. Just crying over this book. ...more
Lisa Mandina
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a good story. It wasn't necessarily time travel, because I feel like the beach was kind of an out of time, in between place. And while I had kind of figured out what might be going on back in Lawrence's time, I still had no idea how they would be able to solve the problem without completely messing up the time continuum. I also wondered if any of their theories about what was going on would end up working, so that maybe they could be together. The story was solved in a good way, with an ...more
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
So torn over this one. I think 4-ish stars. Maybe a little less. But not 3.5. I have a lot of feelings.

Review to come.
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh goodness. I have just finished this book and it is one of the most beautifully tragic love stories! I laughed and cried (oh how I cried! But that might also have to do with the fact that I’m overly emotional facing the fact that my family has to move from the little town I’ve grown to love and all the people around me).

I don’t know if it was the differing genre, but Renee Collin’s writing has come alive for me in a COMPLETELY different way from her first published novel, “Relic”. Because I kn
Dec 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I’m giving this 3.5 stars, because it wasn’t amazing, but it was also way better than I thought it would be. I almost stopped reading at the beginning of the book, because of Cass’s annoying ass personality, but I stayed for the plot, and the plot was actually really good. The characters sucked, I lowkey didn’t even like the love interest, BUT the plot was decent and the ending was the exact bittersweet one I wanted the author to take.
Nov 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two and a half stars: A time travel romance that falters with some plot holes.

Cassandra flops down on her bed after her recent grounding. Her summer has been a complete bust. She was dragged away from her friends to spend the summer in a Massachusetts coastal town. Cass is surrounded by rich, phony people, and she hates every minute of it. She is forced to attend yet another boring rich people party, but thankfully, she is able to escape to the beach. As she sits quietly watching the moon rise,
Until We Meet Again completely blew me away. Truly an emotional story with wonderful writing and two intriguing characters that will have you invested greatly.
I haven't read many books about time-travel, and in this one I loved how the author delivered the element of two very different time periods crossing only on the beach. Both Cassandra and Lawrence had this longing in their hearts, and they found some sort of peace by the water. From the moment of their first encounter to the ending of the
Jess (the cozy reader)
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Big thanks to SourceBooks Fire Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC copy for review.

I love a beautiful book cover. Actually that is what initially draws me to a book. This one just called out to my attention from NetGalley and I am so glad it did because this was such beautiful and enchanting story. Full of wonder, mystery, elements of time travel, heartbreak and finding everlasting love. Renee Collins really made this an unforgettable for me, and I'll definitely be purchasing a hardcopy in Novem
Jennifer Kirkwood (Levac)
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great young adult love story between two centuries. Cassandra is your typical teen in the 21st century, dragged along on a family summer vacation she doesn't want to be part of. Cassandra is trying to find her way as a teen, rebelling against her mom and step-father. Cassandra heads to the beach to get away from one of her parents parties to find a stranger on their private beach. This is where we met Lawrence and learn that he is from 1925 and this is his uncles private beach.

3.5 -> 4.
Super romantic time-traveling story about a girl in 2015 with a boy in 1925, with an intense plot going on in the background. Bittersweet at times but leaving a hopefuly message, Until We Meet Again brought out some pretty intense feels.

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