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Monday, June 16, 2014

Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt

Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt
"Jonah and Brighton are about to have the most awkwardly awful night of their lives. For Jonah, every aspect of his new life reminds him of what he has had to give up. All he wants is to be left alone. Brighton is popular, pretty, and always there to help anyone . . . but has no idea of what she wants for herself. Her seemingly perfect life is marred only by Jonah, the one person who won't give her the time of day, but also makes her feel, well, something. So when they are repeatedly thrown together over the course of one night, anything can—and does—happen. Told in alternating chapters, this poignant, beautiful novel's energy and tension, amidst the humor and romance, builds to a new beginning of self-acceptance and hope."- summary from Amazon

I flew through this book. I pretty much read it in a day or so because I couldn't put it down. Schmidt writes in such a page-turning way and I loved reading this dual perspective too. I really enjoy books like that and this did a wonderful job with it; both characters felt real, flawed, and each had their own backstory that made them the way they are in the book. There's some great chemistry between the two of them and Schmidt writes their gradual liking for each other very well; it isn't an insta-love type of story at all.

Overall, a fantastic follow-up to her debut and I'm eager to read more from her. She writes such fantastic contemporary YA.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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