Saturday, 15 April 2017

And Then We Ran by Katy Cannon

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Little Tiger Group and NetGalley.
And Then We Ran
Blurb (from Goodreads):
A road-trip story about following your dreams and embracing the unexpected.

Megan knows what she wants out of life and she intends to get it, whatever her parents say.

Elliott has given up on all his plans for the future – but then Megan bursts into his life with a proposal that could change it forever.

Together they embark on a road trip to escape their hometown and chase their dreams. But life is a journey and not even Megan can control where theirs will lead…

Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Rainbow Rowell and Non Pratt.

And Then We Ran by Katy Cannon

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

And Then We Ran “We should get married.”

This was a YA contemporary story, about a girl who thought that getting married so that she could inherit a flat in London was the best way to stop living in her sister’s memory.

Megan was quite an upbeat sort of character, and I felt quite sorry for her when her parents really weren’t listening to what she wanted to do at all. Being forced to become a lawyer because that’s what your recently deceased sister was going to do doesn’t sound like much fun at all.
Elliot was also in a difficult position, and it seemed almost like fate that what Megan wanted so much would also help him out too.

The storyline in this was about Megan wanting to be a photographer, and her parents not approving. Megan’s sister Lizzie had died in an accident a year previously, and Megan didn’t want to take her place and become a lawyer which is what her parents were pushing her to do. Instead Megan had a plan – she stood to inherit her grandmother’s flat in London once she turned 21 or was married, so she decided to get married so that she could move to London and begin her photography business.
I did think that this plan all sounded a bit silly at first, but as the book went on I was really rooting for Megan and Elliot to get to Gretna Green on time and to get married before their families could stop them!

The ending to this was okay, and I was pleased that Megan’s parents finally started to listen to what she wanted to do with her life. I was a little concerned that Elliot wouldn’t get to do what he wanted to do though.

7 out of 10

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