Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Book Review: Meant To Be - Tiffany King

Synopsis - Krista Miller feels like she has lived her entire life in a glass box with her every emotion on display.  She can't help feeling like a defect as her sensitivities have made her socially inept and without any real friends; the one exception being the boy that visits her each night in her dreams.

Krista's emotions are put to the test when a move to California triggers a devastating change to her fantasy world.  The nightly comfort that the boy provides has now become a recurring nightmare as he is taken from her by an unseen force.

Struggling to appear normal, Krista enrols in a new school and finds it to be nothing like she thought.  Her new life is spent spiralling out of control from a strange connection with a boy, Mark, who claims to know all her secrets.

As Krista begins to explore all the emotions that Mark evokes in her, secrets about their mysterious past and their predestined purpose threatens to separate them just when they have found each other.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review - Aw!  How romantic!  A nice YA paranormal romance story, although I did find the romance just a bit too sickly sweet.  Good strong characterisations, I liked the solid friendship base of the new found group of friends, all with something in common.  I loved Krista's mother and could relate to her upset when she is suddenly introduced to Krista's new boyfriend, particularly as he is the first.  I also thought the private school kids were well characterised and I could visualise these Californian kids as depicted in American YA TV shows.  The storyline was a little weak in places.  I realise that this first book is scene and character setting but I felt the bond, particularly between Mark and Krista was overplayed.

There were some typos in the book, not too many to cause reading problems, although still a bit annoying.  3*

Kindle edition: ASIN: B004SCS6V6


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