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Monday, June 3, 2013

Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg

Our Song by Jordana Fraiberg
"Olive Bell has spent her entire life in the beautiful suburb of Vista Valley, with a picture-perfect home, a loving family, and a seemingly perfect boyfriend. But after a near-fatal car accident, she’s haunted by a broken heart and a melody that she cannot place.

Then Olive meets Nick. He’s dark, handsome, mysterious . . . and Olive feels connected to him in a way she can’t explain. Is there such a thing as fate? The two embark on a whirlwind romance—until Nick makes a troubling confession.

Heartbroken, Olive pieces together what really happened the night of her accident and arrives at a startling revelation. Only by facing the truth can she uncover the mystery behind the song and the power of what it means to love someone."- summary from Amazon

I really enjoyed Fraiberg's debut In Your Room (it's seriously one of my favorite reads EVER) and have been eagerly anticipating a new novel from her since then (as well as badgering her with emails wondering when the next book would come!). This book's not as good as her debut, but it's still pretty darn good.

Now, it's not a page-turner of a book. There's quite a bit of introspection and it's really more character-driven than plot-driven. I liked Olive's voice and the introduction of Nick, and seeing that relationship develop really kept me reading. Nick was a very intriguing romantic interest and I loved reading scenes of the two of them together exploring Hollywood and other places.

Overall, it's a great summer beach read and I definitely recommend it (and get her debut too while you're at it).

FTC: Received ARC from author. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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