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This was a solid start to what could and what I hope will be an intriguing series. I really loved the opening chapters. The story took off at a quick pace and got right down to business - no setting the scene with excessive backstory - which I really liked. We meet California McCoy, Callie for short, who can't wait to get through her senior year at Gulf City High, even though she has no idea what she wants to do after graduation. As a matter of fact, the only thing on Callie's mind is hitting the waves on her surfboard and leaving the weight of the world behind her. Aside from her twin brother, Colby, her aunt, Kat, and her best friend, Jayden, Callie doesn't have much of a social life, so when Jayden goes off to college, she finds herself becoming close to his troublesome brother, Jamie Daniels, who also happens to be her brothers best friend. Tall, dark and brooding, Jamie might just be the distraction Callie has longed for since the death of her mother. But, they have to try and get along first.
We Thought We Were Invincible was definitely an enjoyable story for the most part. I especially liked how distinct the characters were. It was easy to remember each and every one of them. Good use of dialogue that made me laugh out loud at times. I loved the banter between Callie and Jamie, though I still didn't get why she disliked him so much. There were never any concrete reasons given, and apart from him mocking her at times, her attitude towards him wasn't justified. Even Jamie had no idea why she detested him. Still, I liked these two characters. Not sure I was convinced by their chemistry, but as individual characters they were well portrayed.
There's a lot that goes on in this book, from the budding love story between Callie and Jamie to Callie trying to overcome the loss of her dear mother. I don't mind a story with many layers, but the subplots have to be well connected, which wasn't always the case with this book. The transition between events weren't always smooth. At times, the book felt as though it contained many stories, an anthology of sorts, as opposed to one whole story. One minute you're focused on the rollercoaster relationship between Jamie and Callie, the next you're thinking about who Callie's dad could be, then you find yourself facing a tragedy that sees lives lost. At times, there were no build-up to upcoming events or any indication whatsoever of what could potentially be around the corner, so when these events cropped up, I found it jarring, which made me disconnect from the story, oftentimes wondering what the actual core of the story was.
Yes, Callie was a fun character, but I found myself not really caring much about her journey - well, she didn't seem to care much herself. Having no direct goal or direction, it became a point where her story seemed less significant. She didn't have much of a drive, and largely because of this, the story seemed repetitive, particularly by the time you get midway into the story. We experience the same events over and over again. It became a little tiresome and a little less enjoyable. The story felt a little rushed about three quarters of the way through, spanning a good decade by the time it ended - an ending which was an unexpected surprise. I hadn't expected this cliffhanger, and it did leave me pondering. Let's just say I'm curious as to how the second book will unfold.
Overall, this was a good start to the series.
Whew. This book was an emotional one. The emotions that I felt while reading this book were kind of heavy at times and light and fluffy at others. Whether sad or happy, this book has kind of stuck with me after I finished the last page. I think it brings out memories, whether good, bad, or indifferent during your high school days. It brings out the feelings of first love and heartbreak and tragedy. It’s a darn good book and this author is really making her name to be one of my favorites and I have only scratched the surface with her work. I really have enjoyed reading her work and she continues to amaze me.
So this book takes place during character’s senior year of High School. It might take you back to your senior year when you were debating on college, where to apply, what to major in, or what to do upon your last day of school. The character’s are still navigating the freshly earned adulthood title once they hit eighteen while treading the waters of love, at the same time dealing with their own tragedy. At times, they are extremely grown up beyond their years, while other times, they are acting like any other high school senior should act.
The main female character is a strong willed girl, who was dealt with a tragedy far too early, all the while testing the waters as possibly being part of the “in” crowd. It was fun getting to read while she experienced so many new things all the while relating to her feelings. I really enjoyed the way that the author wrote her experience falling in love, experiencing heart ache, and doing what she wants to do, not what everyone else wants her to do.
One major part that shows how great the details and descriptions are in this story are during the ocean scenes. The way that she describes the sand, the temperature, the waves, the sounds, etc. are perfection. I lived near the coast for three and half year and it took me back to the days just sitting on the beach watching the waves and listening to them. So there is no doubt whether her descriptions were perfect.
Have I made you want to read the book? No? Yes? I hope I have, if not, trust me when I say, you’ll want to get yourself a copy. It’s an absolute gem of a read. I’ll warn you though; you’ll want to have book two right away. I’m kind of left hanging just waiting for book two, but I promise you as soon as book two is available, I’ll be reading it.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
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I thoroughly enjoyed this contemporary offering from Lynn, as it is my favorite genre to read.Read more