Friday, August 23, 2013
Review: The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: December 13, 2012
File Size/Pages: 465 KB/400 pgs
My Rating: 5/5
Summary: For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck-and his life-might finally end . . . until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him. Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her. When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it's Callie who needs to be saved . . .
Review: I bought this novel back in December of 2012 and JUST got around to reading it this past weekend, and let me just say that Jessica Sorensen is a pure genius! The novel begins with Callie Lawrence being forced by her mom to go inside the Owens' house to get her brother from the party. She looks all over for him, but what she finds is something completely different. She witnesses Kayden Owens getting beat by his father. To her surprise, she speaks up & comes to Kayden's rescue & practically saves his life. When Kayden and Callie start college he doesn't remember who she is. In this novel, there are an array of characters: Violet (Callie's roommate), Luke (Kayden's best friend), and Seth (Callie's best friend). I loved how each of these characters had there on personal problems. I believe that if not all, most first year college students go through a lot of personal issues, & I loved that Jessica touched on that. So how much did I enjoy this book? Not only did I never put it down, but if I wouldn't have been planning to read book 2 next, I'd definitely have trouble picking up a book to start it! Overall this was a great novel and I can't wait to read the others in the series!