Monday, June 11, 2012

Review: One Moment

One Moment

This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?
The latest novel from the author of The Tension of Opposites, One Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.

This book was interesting, had a good story and kept me glued to the pages from the very beginning.  It was an enjoyable read and would I would recommend. 

Imagine it's your junior year, summer break is about to start and you're going to be seniors.  Everything is perfect and then something tragic happens, a very bad accident that results in your boyfriends death and you can't remember what happened moments before he jumped off that cliff, this is what happened with Maggie.  It's her story of figuring out who Joey really was and realizing that she really didn't know him as well as she thought she did.  It's as if he was on a pedestal and he could do no wrong, or at least that's what she thought.  Throughout the book you get little hints here and there about what was really going on and she still wants to be in denial but it all comes crashing down on her. 

Overall this was a good book, all be it a little predictable especially to everyone in the whole world except the main character, but that is what denial will do to you.  Even though it is predictable it's still fun to watch her go through the motions and to see how the author is going to break everything down for you.  The characters were good, I did like Maggie although she was a little blind to things and I thought Joey was an ass.  Adam on the other hand was a sweetheart, but we all know how that goes as girls always want the bad ones before they realize hey I should have gone for the good one.

The cover is definitely cute although I wouldn't have minded seeing the cliff itself into the lake or would that be wrong because he died there? Hmm I don't know but it would have been pretty since the majority of things happened on this cliff. 

You should check this out if you are looking for a quick read with an interesting story behind it.  It's always good to see the main character figure things out and see how wrong they could have been about someone else. I haven't read the author's debut novel but I will definitely check it out now. 


I received this book from NetGalley and Egmont USA, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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