Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Falling Fast by Sophie McKenzie

For Review: Simon & Schuster
Published: March 2012

From Goodreads: 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...


Having enjoyed all of Sophie McKenzie’s books I knew I was in good hands for this – and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Using the play Romeo and Juliet as the back drop to a romance is a brilliant idea – I loved it. I really loved the characters too. I really liked River – how she grows and matures in the story – and Flynn is that flawed, kind of intense character I always seem to love. He has issues definitely, and while I’m sure many parents would want him as far away from their daughter as possible, there is something so compelling about him I could understand why River felt about him the way she does.

Drama filled, this is a quick and rather addictive read. As the first in a planned trilogy I’m now really looking forward to reading the sequel, Burning Bright, to see what is next in store for River and Flynn.

2 comments:

Vivienne said...

I really really love this series and can't wait for the next book.

Dazzling Mage said...

Never heard of this series, but sounds like a simple and touching story. Great review!

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