Saturday, January 4, 2014

Week 1 Review: The Reece Malcolm List

From Goodreads:
Things I know about Reece Malcolm:

1. She graduated from New York University.
2. She lives in or near Los Angeles.
3. Since her first novel was released, she’s been on the New York Times bestseller list every week.
4. She likes strong coffee and bourbon.
5. She’s my mother.

Devan knows very little about Reece Malcolm, until the day her father dies and she’s shipped off to live with the mother she’s never met. All she has is a list of notebook entries that doesn’t add up to much.

L.A. offers a whole new world to Devan—a performing arts school allows her to pursue her passion for show choir and musicals, a new circle of friends helps to draw her out of her shell, and an intriguing boy opens up possibilities for her first love.

But then the Reece Malcolm list gets a surprising new entry. Now that Devan is so close to having it all, can she handle the possibility of losing everything?

My Review:
This was an awesome YA contemporary! I mean, it's about the daughter of a pretty well off author, who has spend all of her life with her dad, and is now coming to live with her mom, of which, in the beginning, she only knows the 5 things. Which was pretty cool!

I loved how the list grew, as she spent time with her mom, learned things about her, and how some of those items were small, little things, but others were pretty big, like the fact of her mom's pregnancy. Which is pretty upsetting to Devan, seeing as her mom didn't keep her, and Reece is going to keep this baby, because she's older now and is actually staying with the father, unlike with Devan.

So that was a pretty big upheaval, right near the end, and add to all the romantic conflicts, this was a well rounded book, nice, light beach read, because while there are some difficult issues going on in this book, but they were handed well, and it was fun, too!

I really enjoyed her mom's boyfriend, because he was really nice to Devan, and to Reece, and together, with the addition of the baby, I think they're going to make a wonderful family, they fit well together, and the compliment each other, Reece with writing, he was artistic, and Devan had dancing!

Yeah, really enjoyed this book, can't wait to see what Amy Spalding writes next!

Author: Amy Spalding
Read: December 31st, 2013
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a Sophomore Challenge Book and a SAC 2013 Book!
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Expected Publication: February 5th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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