Welcome to Your Life (Taking Chances #1)
As Tonya struggles to adjust to working, attending classes at the local college, and pushing off Jake’s in ...more
This story was just a mess. The main character was annoying and so unrealistic. I didn’t feel like there was any struggle, Tonya was totally unrelatable to me. Given the situation that Tonya found herself in I was expecting more emotions and to see more of her struggle to come to terms with her pregnancy. I don’t even think there was a plot and all the unnecessary drama with Jake was just ridiculous. Overall I do think that th ...more
What a beautifully written debut novel from Katrina Marie! Welcome To Your Life is a coming of age novel that deals with real life issues and follows the story of Tonya as she deals with graduating high school, finding out she’s pregnant, and moving forward with her life while dealing with her whole life changing around her. This story is sad, yet beautiful, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with the characters in this book!
A few weeks after graduating ...more
The writing was just not to the level it needed to be at to get published, especially the dialogue. ...more
It’s taken me awhile to figure out just how I feel about this book and how to put it down into words. The first half of that equation I’ve come to terms with, the second is still in limbo, but I need to get it out of my head so we’re just gonna do a little verbal vomit-y thing and see what comes of it.
My issue is that while I did enjoy the book, it was an easy read to get through and low on angsty drama ~ which I was actually okay with ~ I still feel like I needed more from it bec ...more
I really loved this story, maybe because I can relate to it, since I got pregnant with my daughter by my first boyfriend while I was 19. I also found true love in another person some years after.
I think the author focused on her life as a young adult while being pregnant, not the struggles of the pregnancy. ...more
WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE is the debut novel for Katina Marie. This book has so many elements that I love in a new adult romance. It has all the feels, the emotions, the pivotal moments when the character struggles with what will be her next steps, and of course, a decent amount of Harry Potter/Buffy references. The last one is obviously the most important. 😘
For me, the real beauty of this book is with the ...more
So far, the plot is okay. I love how straight forward it get ...more
I really liked the main character, Tonya. i like the way she leans on her family for support during a hard time in her life. I like that although she is pregnant and trying to deal with that, she is able to stand by her best friend when she needed Tonya the most. She was able to stick to her guns and not fall for the lie that says that a baby’s mother and father have to be together for the sake of the baby. I really love that she was ...more
As she struggles through pregnancy, she has to deal with hormones, not knowing how she'll be able to attend college and whether or not her ex is going to be a father to their baby. And then sh ...more
Usually, teen pregnancy books are set in high school but this one puts the main character, Tonya, pregnant right after graduation with college on the horizon. I found this a refreshing and interesting take.
Before she found out she was pregnant, Tonya broke it off with her boyfriend, Jake, who gets drunk and belittles her in front of everyone at parties.
"That's okay bitch, keep walking. Now I don't have to deal ...more
However in college she meets Reaf a guy in her art class and they hit it off, he wins her parents around and is super supportive over her decision to keep her baby. However, Jake returns from university and hates the idea of her dating someone ...more
I promised an honest review so here it is.....
Welcome to Your Life was a great debut novel. Breaking up is hard to do, but in this case it was best for Tonya because she deserved better than the way Jake treated her. Rafe was perfect in everyway; caring, considerate, loving and protective, respectful. He was everything Jake wasn't. Tonya had the most supportive parents and a really great best friend; I really liked Cami. I won ...more
Tonya was such a great character, I love that she did her best to give herself and 'Little Bean' everything they deserve.
And my oh my, Reaf just sounds like an incredible man that EVER woman dreams about!!
So i had heard amazing things about this book from all my book friends and boy, were they right! It was soooo good. It was a quick read for me since its less than 200 pages. I enjoyed all of the characters! Reaf has my heart tho. The man makes me swoon!! How he is with Tonya just warms my heart. He does treat her differently just because she's pregnant. He sees her for her. Jake i disliked from the beginning with his attitude and everything. The jerk. And Cami, goodness, i love that gi ...more
When a just graduated high school student finds herself pregnant and she breaks up with her boyfriend what is she supposed to do know! She than meets another guy and ends up changing her world in a good way! Amazing book loved it!
Tonya finds after graduation that her boyfriend Jake isn't a great boyfriend. He is a complete jerk, so she ends the relationship. Later in the in the summer she discovers she is pregnant. Since she has very supportive and loving family and friends, she doesn't have as many of the struggles that teen moms have. She gets a part time job, goes to community college, and doesn't let an unplanned pregnancy overturn ...more
Welcome to Your Life was a lovely read and I'm not just saying that because the author is one of my dear friends. I'm saying that because it really was a lovely read.
I loved Tonya, the main character. I loved her so much. Tonya decides to break up her relationship with her high school boyfriend Jake. And thank goodness, because he is a real class-A jackass. And then she finds out that she's pregnant with his baby. But even though she...more
I received this copy for an honest review & I would like to thank you, Katrina, for providing me with the book. This book belongs to YA genre. The ending of teenage life. The common problems, mistake of the life between teenage years and young adult years. As this is the first book by the author, I would say she did a beautiful job with her debut book. She tried her best to tell everybody she has arrived and she did.
When I started this book, to be honest, the story li ...more
Tonya breaker up with her boyfriend of two years on the night of her high school graduation, only to find out she is pregnant a couple of weeks later. Her plans for the future change in seconds with the results of a pregnancy test, but who said that it was a bad thing. Her staying home to go to college in preparation of being a mothe ...more
I felt like this was a story that should have been written a long time ago. It was almost like reliving high school again and seeing all of my friends make this same choice. They didn't all turn out as Tonya did, but the choice was theirs to make either way.
I was curious as to why some choices were made, I don't want to go into great detail, but I also think it made the story better with the w ...more