Saturday, 12 March 2016

The Leaving Season by Cat Jordan

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Leaving Season
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Middie Daniels calls it the Leaving Season: the time of year when everyone graduates high school, packs up their brand-new suitcases, and leaves home for the first time.

This year Middie’s boyfriend Nate is the one leaving. Nate, who’s so perfect that she can barely believe it. Nate, who makes her better than she is on her own. Nate, who’s promised to come back once he’s finished his gap year volunteering in Central America. And when he does, it’ll be time for Middie to leave, too. With him.

But when a tragedy strikes, Middie’s whole world is set spinning. No one seems to understand just how lost she is… except for Nate’s slacker best friend Lee. Middie and Lee have never gotten along. But with the ground ripped out from under her, Middie is finding that up is down—and that Lee Ryan might be just what she needs to find her footing once more.

Cat Jordan’s heartbreaking story proves that no matter the season, no matter the obstacles, love can help you find yourself in the most unexpected of places.

The Leaving Season by Cat Jordan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Leaving Season “Miss u, love u, NM4eva.”

This was a YA contemporary romance about a girl who believes her boyfriend is dead, so starts dating his best friend.

Meredith (Middie) was an okay character, and she did seem pretty upset when Nate went missing, but I just didn’t connect with the characters all that well.

The storyline in this was about Middie trying to cope after the small village where her boyfriend Nate was working on his gap year was attacked, and 67 people killed. After this she accidentally fell in love with his best friend, and then the twist came. Unfortunately though it seemed quite obvious right from the start what the twist would be, and I spent the majority of the book just waiting for the twist to happen, and hoping that the book would pick up a bit after that.

The ending was okay, although someone was always going to end up hurt. The ending was though, again, a little predictable.

6 out of 10

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