Monday, October 1, 2012

Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill

Series:  N/A
Publisher:  Delacourte
Published:  November 13, 2012
Pages:  256, US Hardcover
Edition Reviewed:  ebook
Source:  ARC via NetGalley
Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.
Loved this book!  No seriously!  I'm having good book karma these last few weeks.  The last 3 books I have read have garnerred 5 stars each (and if you know me at all, you'll know that I don't hand out my stars lightly!).  A super addictive romantic and funny novel that I just couldn't put down.  Quite honestly, I forgot all about this book until one day I saw it on my Kindle, just sitting there all lonely and stuff.  The 2 leads are very well developed, and I reallly enjoyed both of them.  This is an "opposites attract" kind of story.  Julia is quiet and reserved and Jason is an outgoing class clown.  Their attraction is progressive, which I always appreciate instead of those pesky insta-love books.  I really enjoyed the scenery and the fact that the novel is set in a different country, which really added to the whole enjoyment of the novel.  Apparently, this book is being compared in wonderfullness to Kody Keplinger's DUFF (which I own but haven't read.  SHAME!) which everyone seems to really enjoy.  Meant to Be isn't being released until mid-November, but I suggest you pre-order it.  You won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5 stars

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