Thursday, February 1, 2018

Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway


Goodreads Description:
Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver’s father’s crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.

This was a very fast and cute read. I really loved the begginning of the book and thought it was super intense. There was a few things that annoyed me in the book which is why I gave it a 4 and not a 5. I dont know if im being too critic on it because my teeth hurt (getting 2 wisdom teeth removed later this week) or if it  wouldve annoyed me regardless of my physical pain XD Like I felt like their relationship just moved way too quickly after they shared their first kiss. I get it that they knew each other as kids but still, like all the sudden all this shit starts happening and they are like an old married couple >.> It could also be the fact that there are soooo many books out there that do that and im starting to find it cliche? I dont really know xD It was a great book though, would probably read it again :)

Recommend it?
Yeah, its an easy and cute summer read.