Wednesday, August 22, 2012

REVIEW: Meant to Be by Tiffany King

Recap:

Krista has spent her life practically in a plastic bubble to keep her emotions in check, making her feel like an utter freak. Her only comfort is the boy in her dreams, but those dreams take a heartbreaking turn when she and her mother move to California. There she meets Mark, which throws everything she thought she knew into the air, and now she’ll be put to the test. One thing is for sure, nothing will ever be the same.

Title:  Meant to Be
Series:  Saving Angels
Book #: 1
Author:  Tiffany King
Approximate Book Length:  296 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:

So I was a little concerned when I first started this book because I’d always heard nothing but good things about it, but it started off pretty slow for me. Once it picked up though, I couldn’t put it down. The budding relationship between Mark and Krista, the instant friendship between Krista and Sam, and all the family dynamics were just so emotional! There are times when the little things are just so sweet you could swoon, and other times that you just want to cry for or with the characters.

The anticipation as things heated up both with the characters and the plot is just perfect. There were times I wanted to scream “just kiss her already!” and others when I just gasped because I felt something was about to happen, but never guessed just what it would be. The plot line is great, occasionally a little slow, but the characters make up for it, but the climax is stunning. There are a few things that are a tad confusing, but you get the gist of it, and we’re left with unanswered questions, but that’s what sequels are for, of which there are two by the way.

My only real complaint was that the writing style threw me off on occasion. Every so often we’d fall into a brief (and sometimes not so brief) flash back, but then drop right back into the present conversation so it’s almost hard to stay oriented with the here and now. Big picture though, it’s really very minor, because the overall feel of the story is just so compelling.

In Conclusion:

Well crafted, adorable, and exciting, Meant to Be is an awesome young adult read. I love the concept of soul mates, and when I saw this I knew I had to read it, and I promise to any others with the same thought that you will not be disappointed!

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1 comment:

  1. Great review! I linked to your review on my list of books to avoid (me personally, not everyone as a whole) on my blog post today: http://authorjess.blogspot.com/2012/08/whats-up-wednesday-book-to-adore-books.html . Feel free to stop by and check it out! :)

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