Sunday, April 10, 2011

Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
It's been three years since the devastating accident ... three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

Book Details:

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (Penguin)

Pub. Date: April 5, 2011

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 264

My Review:

Before I start completely I just want to say that my review will not do Where She Went justice. As a matter of fact I don’t think anyone’s review could ever do this book justice. No, I’m not insulting anyone here. Just trying to tell you how words cannot simply express this book. It is a book that contains every good and bad emotion.

I remember right after finishing If I Stay years ago one thought came to my mind. That thought was, “Wow what an amazing book! I just wish Gayle could of told Adam’s side of the story.” Little did I know that about one or two years later Gayle would announce that there will be a novel from Adam’s POV! It felt like an answer to my prayers, because she originally was not going to write anymore about Mia or Adam.

Where She Went was everything I could have asked for and then some. Probably one of the greatest sequels I’ve ever read. Adam’s story picks up years later and he is in a now famous band. Only he feels more alone than ever now; even with his bandmates and screaming fans around him. For some reason Mia is no longer in his life. Ever since she left him his life has become somewhat of a downward spiral.

One night fate brings Mia and Adam together again. Will Adam get the answers he’s always wanted to ask Mia? This book is one journey anyone should go on with Mia and Adam. It will at once break your heart and leave you with joy in your heart. Where She Went is also about learning to love again and be loved. Its also about grief and letting go. So many life changing lessons just like If I Stay gave. If you can handle all this join Adam, and even Mia again, on an unforgettable ride.

5 Stars!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

In My Mailbox (35)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. IMM is where book bloggers can share what they received, bought, borrowed, or traded in books. Umm... I hope that sentence was not confusing. Haha!

Regardless, I'm super excited with the books I got this week from the amazing people at Penguin! Thank you so much!

I wish there were 48 hours in a day! Then I would be able to read a lot more books than I am now. ;)

Okay so I guess no need to keep you waiting huh? You want either pictures or a vlog. You've probably already skipped my rambling I bet. Well here is the picture of awesome!

Won/ For Review:

Karma by Cathy Ostlere
Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (with the cover change notice and Nightshade button).

P.S. I never really voiced my opinion on the cover change online before but I feel the need to now. Like most of you, I LOVE for series covers to match throughout the series. I LOVE the original Wolfsbane cover and I only LIKE the updated Wolfsbane cover. I love the original because it was light and shinny! The updated cover is just like every single book cover out there at the moment; which is dark. I'm also wondering if they are going to make the updated cover sparkle and shine like the Nightshade cover and also like the cover on the Wolfsbane ARC. Another thing to point out; what about the roughed up or ruffed up edges or whatever the correct term is for the edged paper. I love books that have this added special. Will they also be making the updated book version with this edges? I mean I don't care TOO much when it comes to changes because when it comes down to it all its the STORY inside the cover that matters most. And Andrea Cremer can write a darn good story!