Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

Title:  The Day Before
Author:  Lisa Schroeder
Release date:  June 28, 2011
Publisher:  Simon Pulse
Pages: 307
Source:  Bookstore
Buy:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble / The Book Depository

Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.

Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last.

I’m not sure why but for the longest time I have have put off reading novels written in verse.  I just wasn’t sure that the same emotions and story could be told in so few words.  Boy was I wrong!  The Day Before is an emotion-filled novel that I could not put down and I adored it!

Amber wants a day all to herself.  She doesn’t want to worry about pleasing others.  Cade wants the same thing but they both have very different reasons.  I could not guess what either of their reasons were.  That mystery kept me very intrigued throughout the book and it wasn’t revealed until close to the end.  I thought both their stories were very interesting and I really liked now knowing why they were at the beach that day.

The characters themselves were so great.  I felt really connected to them both and I sympathized with them.  Both of their reasons for being at the beach were pretty serious and I liked how they both handled them.  Amber was strong but still really afraid and Cade was the same way.  I think Cade is one of the most realistic guys I have ever read about.

Overall, The Day Before may be my first novel in verse but it definitely won’t be my last.  I highly recommend this one to all readers!  =)

Rating:  A

Cover:  A

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  1. Christina Kit.

    Haven’t read this one, but Lisa Schroeder’s prose novel is amazing! I think you’ll love it. There are wonderful characters and romance 🙂

    Love how the characters in this one are likable and you could connect. ANd all the emotions!

    Lovely review 🙂

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