review ~ reflection by jessica roberts

~Jennifer~ | 1:56 AM | | | | |
It's been a while since I've put up book reviews here. I'm not strictly a book blogger though I do have several books I've recently received for review that I'd like to put out there. They're really awesome, I highly recommend them, and I hope you'll check them out! :)

by Jessica Roberts
Published: February 17, 2012
My copy: Kindle Edition
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Average Rating: 4.21 of 5 stars4.21
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars false 5 out of 5 stars!

Goodreads blurb: Bright, spunky Heather Robbins has escaped her small hometown and is anxiously beginning her freshman year of college. Rising above her rocky childhood, she’s found a place where good things are finally starting to happen: her own private apartment, refreshing college classes, and an intense attachment to a mysterious and rugged classmate, Nick Richards.

But when her dreamy college life turns out to be nothing more than a wonderful dream while resting in a coma, questions threaten.

Now, Heather must press forward to unlock the real past, and find the answers buried deep in her mind. What she unlocks instead is a roller coaster ride through flashbacks, embellished memories, and a whirlwind romance.

And when it’s all over and she comes face to face with the truth, will she lose everything she’s fallen in love with?

Goodreads ~ Reflection

My Review:
I received this book in exchange for a review after signing up for the ARR (authors requesting reviews) program through the We ♥ YA Books group on Goodreads.

From page one, this book was on fire!! Very quickly after I began reading, I felt a strong emotional tie to the main character, Heather. I cared about what was happening to her, empathized with her situation, and wanted a happy ending for her. In the beginning, Heather is leaving to go to college, and the action takes off from there.

Ms. Roberts told this story with natural and flowing dialogue, well fleshed out characters, excellent descriptions, and a captivating plot. I was completely immersed in trying to figure out the mystery and thought the story was written in an interesting and unique way--it alternated between Heather narrating and the author narrating for Heather. The more I read, the more I became drawn into the story.

This book really spoke to me about life, death, and the inbetween. I haven't been this moved by a story in thinking about life and death in quite a while. I will definitely be recommending this book to everyone I know and will be reading this again and again. I love books that explore the human psyche and musings of life and death and between the two.

I won't give away the ending at all but will say that with the way the book ends, Ms. Roberts has set up for the next book perfectly. I wanted more and don't know how I'm going to wait until the fall when the next book, Reaction, comes out!


  1. This looks really intriguing. I've always wondered what would happen if someone woke from a coma after having created a 'past' in their mind. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the rec!

    1. I love books that explore this kind of thing. Have you read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver? It's also one of my favorite books ever! Hope you enjoy this book! :D

    2. I LOVED that book. I didn't expect to when I picked it up, but I ended up really loving it.

    3. I'm glad you loved it! I went in without expecting anything and was overwhelmed with how much emotion this book brought out in me. Definitely one of my top faves. :)


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