When We Collided, by Emery Lord

25663637I really liked Open Road Summer, Emery Lord’s first novel. And I loved The Start of Me and YouBut I whatever the next step in positive emotion is (am obsessed with, love love love, couldn’t put down, etc.) her newest novel When We CollidedSeriously, I started it in the morning expecting to read for thirty minutes at most and instead read whenever I got the chance all day, finishing around 2am that night. If I had to write a review in five words or less I’d write. So romantic. So heartbreaking. Everything. But I get more than five words to write this review, so I’ll expand upon those thoughts at least a little bit.

Vivi is staying in a small, coastal California town for the summer. Jonah has lived there his whole life, but is trying to hold his family together after the tragic death of his father. Vivi is exuberant, flighty, and adventurous. Jonah is stable, dependable, and shy. They are both exactly what the other person needs … until, maybe, they both need more.  Continue reading “When We Collided, by Emery Lord”

Book Review: The Start of Me and You, by Emery Lord

22429350 (2)Hi friends! I meant to write a book review yesterday, but between end of the semester craziness and a lovely visit from my sister it didn’t happen. Also, if I wrote yesterday I wouldn’t have been able to post about The Start of Me and You, by Emery Lord, since I only finished it this morning. As the summary from goodreads will tell you: It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?  Continue reading “Book Review: The Start of Me and You, by Emery Lord”