Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review: Red at Night by Katie McGarry

Red at Night
By: Katie McGarry
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Harlequin More Than Words

In Red at Night, Stella and Jonah are total opposites. She's the girl with purple hair from the wrong part of town. He's a high school senior who hangs with the cool crowd. Until a car accident leaves him haunted by guilt, and Jonah starts spending time at Stella's favorite refuge…the local cemetery.

Stella knows she should keep her distance—after all, she spent her girlhood being bullied by Jonah's friends. Once he's sorted out his tangled emotions, Jonah won't have time for her anymore. Too bad she's already fallen for him.

This was a very quick read, almost novella size.  I really loved the characters though because even in such a short time Katie McGarry had me invested in the characters. I cared about what happened to them and what was going to happen and that is always such a great thing. Yes it was definitely a little too fast paced as in this definitely could have been stretched out into an average size book but still I liked it.

We meet Stella who is hanging out at the cemetery, guessing she finds peace here and over yonder, yup there's Jonah, someone you wouldn't expect to hang out there but has been there a lot recently.  The two meet, it's adorable their little encounter.  Stella is definitely a weird one but in a cool kind of way and I love her personality even if she doesn't believe in herself as much as she should.  Everyone is worthy, that's all I'm saying.  Jonah on the other hand is completely opposite as he's one of the popular kids, but recently he went through an eye opening experience. 

The two help each other find the confidence in changing that they both needed.  They complimented each other perfectly.  It was all very ying and yang of them to find that balance they had between each other.  It was adorable, quick, easy, and fun but at the same time there were some serious issues that were touched upon and it was just really worth the read.  Go check it out on Amazon; it's free right now and definitely worth it, especially if you like Kate McGarry's previous works. 

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