As a teen novel, this book works on many levels. There's the usual teen angst (trying to fit in, self-discovery, dealing with parents, falling in love). But there's also deeper levels here - what it means to be a human, what is a soul, what is the mind.
Jenna Fox is a 17 year old girl who wakes from a year+ long coma and finds herself in a world that is foreign to her. As her memory slowly returns, and as she begins to uncover some secrets her parents are keeping, she finds that she has found more questions than answers.
Can Jenna accept that sometimes there aren't answers at all?
I've read Blacklisted and Red-handed, the two YA books in the series and liked them, so I went back to read this first book - and I loved it! I love the main character, Mia, who epitomizes the tough female, and later discovers her very feminine aspects as well.
I hate to say, but I didn't like this book. The first one (Evermore: The Immortals by Alyson Noel) showed a lot of promise. It was a great concept (combining immortality and reincarnation), and introduced some solid teen issues for the characters to deal with.
This one, however, was just confusing and rushed. It could have been an excellent book - I enjoy Ms. Noel's writing style and I like the characters - but sadly this one falls short.
This is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. Don't let the "Young Adult" genre categorization fool you - this is most definitely a book for all adults. It's beautifully written and will stay with you long after you finish.
I was disappointed in this book. I thought the premise was fascinating - Jews who were being detained after WWII by the British as they made their way to Israel. There was so much I didn't know about this period of time, and after reading this book I still don't! I think this book could have been much more in-depth, both in the history and in the characters. The characters were almost two-dimensional - I didn't feel connected to any of them - the backgrounds were only a few pages long and scattered around the book. Unlike The Red Tent, which was outstanding, this book just didn't do justice to the story.
This book was an absolute joy to read! I was beyond excited after I finished the first one (Truly, Madly) and couldnt stop gushing about it. So of course Ive been just dying to get my hands on this one and YAY!!! I got an ARC from Heather (thank you thank you thank you!!) and within a day of getting it, I was devouring it.
And its terrific!! Lucy has two main cases in this book finding the lost love of one client through her company, and helping the police find the body of a missing woman. On top of that, Seans ex-fiancee makes an appearance, and Lucy and Marisol try to help Em and her love life.
I have to admit that there were times I had tears in my eyes while reading this and other times when I laughed out loud. Now, how many books can you say that about? Not to mention that I just hated to get to the end of the book and say goodbye to Lucy, Sean, and all the rest of the family and friends. So the countdown has begun the next book in this series is Absolutely, Positively and has a February 2011 publishing date! I cant wait!!!