Monday 18 July 2011

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

For Review: Galley Grab
Published: 28 June 2011

From Goodreads: Sometimes there's no turning back.

Amber's life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of her family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.

Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell that he's also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she's drawn to him. And the more she's troubled by his darkness. Because Cade's not just living in the now--he's living each moment like it's his last.

I've been a big fan of Lisa Schroeder since reading her first verse novel and really look forward to her new releases. When I saw this on Galley Grab I jumped at the chance to read it and I loved it.  I now have my copy and can't wait to read it over and over again.

Verse novel have been a surprise for me.  They are not something I thought I would like but I really do, and I find there is something magical about them.  It's as if the author can take the best words to tell a story and only use them while still conveying a beautiful and powerful story.

The story follows Amber and Cade.  Both wish to spend a day for themselves, away from their family & friends. When they meet at the beach there is an instant connection.  Both have reasons for wanting a day for themselves but what are they...?

I loved Amber and Cade straight away and really invested in their connection.  Yes, it happens quickly - the novel takes place over the course of a day - but it felt right.  I could really picture these two together and I thought it fell into place that they would connect - they were both looking to make sense of something.

Both Amber and Cade have interesting stories and I was equally invested in both.  Their reactions and feelings felt spot on making this feel very honest, but there are also some nice lighter moments.  I loved all the movie references, and thought the inclusion of the letters was a nice touch. I especially like the last letter!

I can't wait for more books by Lisa Schroeder.  I hope this is great addition to what I hope will be many, many more books by this author.

1 comment:

Cliona said...

Oooh this sounds amazing! I've been seeing good reviews everywhere!


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