Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Only Exception by Magan Vernon - Review


I received an ARC of  The Only Exception in exchange for an honest review.

Liberal Monica transfers to a new school looking to start over and put the past from her former school behind her.  Unfortunately, moving into the same apartment building as the ultra conservative Governor's son, Trey, makes her new transition a little irritating and difficult.  Having a class with him and forced to partner with him on a debate is just what she didn't want.  But, it all happens.
Surprisingly, the more time they spend together and the more they debate and express their polar opposite views, the more they seem to connect and a relationship builds.  Of course, it's not always easy.

The story had a nice flow and the characters were nicely developed.  I would have thought I would feel more connected to the character that shares the same political views as me, but surprisingly I didn't.  The arguments and points made by both characters were very well made and I could understand where they both were coming from.  Very much like the characters felt about each other.

It was nice to read a story that doesn't follow the typical college romance plot; boy meets girl, they fall in love and then some misunderstanding happens and they break up, then fall in love again.  blah blah blah.  You  know the typical NA story.  This was different.  A little lighter on the unnecessary drama and more intellectual debates about real life situations and issues that are not always black and white.  Just like real life, not every situation is the same and not everything can be solved the same way.  There  can always be an exception. ;)

My Rating: 

4 Book Boyfriends

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Back from Hiatus

I took a little break from my blog for a bit but now I am back!   During this break I only read a few books. (I know sooo not like me).  Anyway, I am currently working on some reviews and will have them posted very soon.  And I am excited for the next couple of books I plan to read and hopefully make up for some lost time.

Right now I am having trouble deciding on which book to read.  I have the third book in the slammed series, This Girl and I just downloaded The Great Gatsby and can't wait to dive into that one!  I think I was supposed to read it in high school but I don't remember it so I may have read the cliff notes instead. Shhh don't tell! ;)  Well, I will make up the assignment I may have missed in high school and write my review (or book report) as soon as I finish!

In case you were wondering what books I did read in the last month they are listed below.  By the way, they were all excellent books!!