Saturday Snippet Reviews | The Spring Before I Met You, Partials & Flat-Out Love
There are times when Heather, Aly & I finish a book, but don’t have time to write a full comprehensive review… or even a shorter “flashbulb” review. BUT we still want to share our thoughts with you on what we’ve been reading. That’s why every Saturday we’ll be featuring 3 “snippet” reviews — short, sweet, to-the-point reviews that we’ll try to keep to 2-5 sentences. So we hope you enjoy these!!
Taking place the spring before he meets Kami, SRB gives us a unique view of Jared through the eyes of his high school guidance counselor. As I stated in my Unspoken review (found HERE), Jared’s character is a conflicting one with contrasting extremes — extremely sympathetic and yet highly disturbing. This little revelation into Jared’s character was pretty heartbreaking and sheds more light on what his life was like before Kami was physically in it… and also gives a glimpse into what his abysmal home life was like. Just a really good, meaty chunk of back story.
I’m not usually much of a sci-fi chick. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love a good Star Wars movie (meaning any of the original 3…and only the original 3) and I like to read about a certain group of Luxen and I may even indulge in a certain trek Across the Universe (great read by the way) but typically sci-fi is not my style. HOWEVER, I do believe I have found a type of science fiction that IS my style–biochemical/mega virus sci-fi! Dun-dun-dun! Partials has all of that and more. It wasn’t over the top or super complicated or technical which I liked but it gave enough information to be believable. It made sense and I liked that. Tons and tons of awesome world building and back story. Really incredible characters. An intriguing, though definitely B-Plot, love interest…or is it??? Mystery, political drama, and all sorts of super epic awesome. For serious, I loved this book, and I bet you will too!
This book was just what I needed. Perfect length. It was a great mix of heavy and light-heartedness. I had kind of guessed the big twist but I still enjoyed it, start to finish. Recommended!
Julie – Newly collegiate. It was fun to see her figure out what she wants in life and in love. Not the strongest protagonist I’ve ever read, but I liked her.
Matt – Quirky and likable. He irritated me a lot, but I suppose that’s what middle siblings are for.
Finn - Definitely attractive. Knows the right things to say all the time. He and his flat counterpart are central to the story, and he’s absolutely someone that would be fun to know in real life.
Celeste – Beautifully innocent. She’s my favorite character, and she’s the one who undergoes the most pivotal change. I was so proud of her in certain parts of the story, and she just rocks. While she’s fragile, she proves her strength.