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!!
This cute little prequel has me wanting to jump right into this series. When Beth meets her way-super-cute neighbor, Jacob, she agrees to tutor him to help him keep his grades up. Jacob is a couple years older than the shy, nerdy Beth, and runs in a completely different social circles. But despite their differences in age and social status, they forge a strong friendship. But is it strong enough to survive after Jacob graduates? And what if Bethie has fallen more than a little for this boy who lives just over the back fence?
Jacob = totally oblivious, but *swoon.* And Bethie, well, I’d imagine many of us have been in a place similar to Beth’s (i.e. the dreaded, soul-sucking “friend zone”) and Krae communicates those agonizingly difficult feelings perfectly. I’m usually not a fan of stories that jump over long time periods, but in this case, it somehow worked for me. I also think that sometimes a broad timeline can impede character development, but again, not so. As she jumps over a period of almost four years in a novella, Krae effectively, efficiently and effortlessly demonstrates just who her characters are. Overall? Color me intrigued. I’m itching to read the first book in this series to find it what becomes of Bethie and Jacob.
(Oops… this turned into more of a Flashbulb Review. Sorry about that!)
This was an absolutely wonderful prequel for Scarlet. The insight into Wolf’s character was absolutely essential for the set up to the plot of Scarlet. It also gives a little bit more insight to Lunar life. Definitely recommended to read before Scarlet.