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!!
I love & heart this book.
I love Julia and her adorable know-it-all ways, her painful nerdiness, her knack for being clumsy, her fantastically hilarious inner monologue, and her stubbornness. And Jason! Where do I start?! He’s the kind of guy who’s SO incredibly IRRITATING, just begging to be kicked in the shins… and yet… there’s just something about him that’s so charming and completely adorable.
Good banter. Fantastic chemistry. Fun, realistic teen romance.
Overall, with laugh-out-loud hilarious misadventures and giggle-inducing missteps, Meant to Be is a super adorable, can’t-put-it-down kind of book about finding love in the most unlikeliest of places.
Ok, so I am so not a fan of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Just not my cup o’ joe. But this…well, this, was remarkable. Gorgeously gothic, characters I was simply compelled to love, added depth and background to a story in serious need of it, complexity, mystery, epic quest to find a cure to an odd and potentially deadly illness, brotherly love and devotion–So much amazing wrapped up in one book. Now, that said, given what I know about the outcome of the original, I’m a little concerned about the welfare of these characters I’ve grown to love. I mean, sheesh talk about a downer. ;o) Alas, I must know what becomes of my beloved Victor and Elizabeth and Henry. Super awesome read, highly recommended!
I feel like I started this book with the assumption that it was going to be life-changing since it had so many 5 star reviews. It was good, but it wasn’t awesome. I don’t feel like I deeply connected with Ash. I did like the dual-narration, though. If I’d had to endure Ash the whole time, I don’t think I would’ve finished.
The Mer world that Pandos creates is beautiful, and I really enjoyed the realism of the Lake Tahoe setting as well. That part was great.
Some of the characters seemed cool, but I feel like the secondary characters were more dimensional than the main characters. I loved Tatch and Badger, and I really liked Ash’s dad as well.
Aside from the plus of no insta-love, the romance line was just weird. Two characters who secretly want each other, but neither of them will approach the other. They also each seem quite willing to accept a replacement bf/gf. Lame.
Overall, I don’t feel like it was a waste of time, but I don’t plan to continue reading the series.