Author: Leila Howland Expected publication: May 7th 2013 Publisher: Disney...
I received an eARC from Disney Hyperion via Netgalley. Thank you.
Let me start that book cover had it all wrong. The cover is blushingly gorgeous but I was diving in expecting a romance book. And while there’s romance the book didn’t completely all about it. The story focuses more on the friendship, family and even about self-discovery of our main heroine.
Maybe I’m used to ‘new adult’ way handling relationship, as well as my age that I find the romance a bit juvenile for my taste. It’s not entirely bad, it’s cute but still has this complicated feel to it but not suffocating like the ones I read in NA. But I wasn’t all swooning, in fact I was a bit agitated while reading. I wanted the book to end. I want the story to reach it’s conclusion but I didn’t dare halt it altogether because in some surprisingly way, the story has a charming side to it that I don’t want to stop in the middle of her story.
Now that I have my feelings out in the open, it’s now time to focus on the good parts. Yes, this book has that and plenty of more. Cricket’s story isn’t something entirely complicated but at the same times not something to be dissed as easy. I felt like I went into phase just like her and developed as the story progressed. But our relationship is bit unnatural because I was weighing it logically as opposed to feeling it.
But regardless of what I said above, the book is hands down great, only I have to admit I’m not the proper audience to it. But I expect that some young readers, or young at heart will greatly enjoy this. The bits of pieces of Cricket’s journey are something unique and highly relatable. It’s perfect light read. Something you’ll enjoy with no huge amount of drama but you’ll still learn a thing or two with her story.