The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Finished Copy provided by Little Brown for Review
I was looking for a light/easy book that I could just snuggle up with and quickly read on the weekend. This book was that and more.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight takes place in just 24 short hours. That concept drew me in right away. I was intrigued to see how the author was going to tell the story and make me care about the characters in such a short time span. Well let me just tell you, that she succeeded.
Hadley and Oliver are both very relatable characters. They are both dealing with some tough issues in their life but I thought the author handled it in such a clever way. I enjoyed how the story unfolded and how we learned the information a bit at a time. From the moment these two meet, how can you not root for them? Oh and I’m a sucker for a guy with an accent.
This book is full of interesting twists and turns, characters that are likable, and family issues and emotions that are important to address.
If you are looking for a cute love story that will have you smiling throughout the book, then I HIGHLY recommend The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Simply put, sometimes you just need to read a book that makes you happy. This was it for me!
The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell
Borrowed from the Library
I thought The Reapers are the Angels was an interesting read. I chose this book for an Alex awards challenge I signed up for. It was written for adults but has elements that will appeal to a mature teen audience as well.
Zombies have infested a fallen America but it is so much more than just a zombie book. Set in the South, it has western elements along with some stereotypical Southern characters. There is horror and violence but it is certainly more character driven. At 15 years old, the main character Temple (who only knows the world since the zombie infestation) definitely has a strong and unique voice. She really draws you into the story. She meets lots of strange characters on her journey that impact her and definitely leave their mark.
The story raises some interesting questions and will most certainly leave you thinking. The ending was a surprise for me which was a good and a bad thing.
The Reapers are the Angels is not your typical run of the mill zombie book. So if you are looking for something different within the genre I would recommend this book. *Cowboy hat not required*