Monday, July 15, 2013

Review! Saving Wishes by G.J. Walker-Smith

Today's review is on Saving Wishes by G.J. Walker-Smith

From Goodreads:
"For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.
She's been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she's stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.
Thankfully, it's temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.
When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.
Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn't quite fit the life she's living, and the boy who helps her realise why."

This cover is very pretty. The girl on the front fits Charli quite perfectly, and really is how I pictured her through out the book. The font's are simple and subdued which fits the image wonderfully. Perfect cover for this book!

First Reaction:
Sometimes it's nice to read a book which just... nice. Simple, easy, no love triangles, no murders, no wizards trying to kidnap some important political figure and take them into the future where they create a devise which could blow up the universe. Nope, a nice simple read.

What I Think About the Book:
I love the whole concept of fate, love at first sight and soul mates. Sometime it's near impossible to understand why something happens, why someone is instantly connected to another person and why you life turned in the direction it did. This book draws such a wonderful picture of this. Sometimes fate turns your life upside down, but there may be a perfect reason why.

"My head is very protective of my heart and it's a defect I'm well aware of"

The setting of this story in Tasmania is such a perfect location. Who wouldn't want to read about sun kissed surfers, sandy shores, old worn sailboats and picturesque rocky coast lines. This is exactly the perfect location for a love to blossom between two people. I personally love the idea of Australia as the setting of a love/coming of age tale. I don't understand why Charli would want o leave such a beautiful place in the first place, maybe it's just a right of passage, the need to extend ones self.

I have to say I am usually a much bigger fan of books where the male is more dominate and flaky, not the female in the relationship. I usually like the jerk, or bad boy if you may, but i this story it's not that way at all. Adam is sweet and loving and tries so hard to gain Charli's affection, not my normal cup of tea, but still a great relationship.

How I see Them:
Charli, Adam, Alex and Gabrielle

Final Thoughts:
A beautiful love/coming of age story, set in a romantic sea side town. Picturesque scenery, budding romance and a sprinkle of witty humor made this story a delight to read. 

I received this E-Book for free from NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you for the opportunity to read this wonderful book!

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