Monday, 16 April 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith


Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.


Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Published by: Little Brown
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 236
Source: bought
Challenge:
Just Contemporary Reading Challenge
ABC Reading Challenge
2012 Debut Author Challenge

Review:

5- Amazing!! I want to read it again!

I had heard so many good things about this book and had to read it for myself. I found this a fun, romantic and quick read. One thing that I loved about this book was the fact that it was set in a time period of 24 hours. I just had to read it just to see how that time frame turned out and if it worked with a romance. And it did, it worked very well.

I really enjoyed Hadley’s story and to me she was easy to relate to. She had a great personality that made everything more easy and fun to read. Oliver… I loved Oliver! He was just so genuine, he had his own feeling and issues and he was just so real to read. I loved reading the conversations and about the relationship between Hadley and Oliver in general they were just so fun to read, but I do wish that there were more of them together.

The book was fast paced, had a fun plot and was easy to read. I really enjoyed it, and if you’re looking for a quick read, that’s sweet, funny and romantic then pick this book up.

Plot 4/5
Character 4/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 5/5

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble

Jennifer E. Smith's website

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#41)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

The Lost Girl
Sangu Mandanna
28th August 2012


Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Falling Fast by Sophie McKenzie


When River auditions for a part in an interschool performance of Romeo and Juliet, she finds herself smitten by Flynn, the boy playing Romeo. But Flynn comes from a damaged family—is he even capable of giving River what she wants? The path of true love never did run smooth . . .

This is real life, not a rehearsal...


Title: Falling Fast
Author: Sophie McKenzie
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 247
Source: bought
Challenge:
Just Contemporary Reading Challenge
ABC Reading Challenge

Review:

4- Great!

Falling fast was a sweet, cute, loveable and quick read. This book was a perfect way to get me out my reading dry spell. It was a quick read that allowed me to escape reality for a couple of hours and then when I finished it left me with a smile on my face.

This book didn’t really have a huge intricate plot and it suited falling fast; I felt content with just the sweet romance instead of drama and big plot twists. The writing style was enjoyable, easy to read and I was able to sit and read without having to think too much, which was great at the end of a long week.

I liked River but I didn’t love her to be honest. At times she did come across as whiny and immature, but at others she was sweet and understanding. Flynn did get on my nerves at times, he was just so angry and River was nothing but nice to him. I did enjoy their romance but at times I thought that it did fall slightly flat.

This isn’t the contemporary that I’ve read, but I enjoyed it none the less. It was great way to wind down after a long week and relax.

Plot 3/5
Character 4/5
Cover 4/5
Ending 3/5

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com

Sophie McKenzie's website

Sunday, 1 April 2012

In My Mailbox (#29)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren

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