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An enjoyable addition to the Rosemary Beach series
I adore Abbi Glines work but I didn't have much intention in reading this novella because well, I already know how it ends. But when I saw Sebastian York and Elizabeth Louise were narrating the audiobook, this sold me. They did a great job as usual. The story was okay - enjoyable. Not my favourite but I'm glad I listened to it. In all the narrators sold this for me!
A good YA contemporary story!
Meant to Be is a cute and enjoyable story and it’s one I’m pleased I’ve finally been able to knock off my TBR pile.
A good YA contemporary story!
Alyson Noël was one of the first authors I ever read after reading Twilight, and I have to admit she really had me hooked with her Immortal Series. Admittedly it’s been a while since I’ve picked up any of her books but when I came across Saving Zoë on Audible UK, I thought I’d try it because I haven’t tried any YA contemporary by Alyson so far.
Saving Zoë is just over 6 hours long to listen to and I have to say within a few minutes I couldn’t stop listening. I literally spent my whole Sunday afternoon listening to this book while making Christmas cakes and I had so much fun, even though the book is based on such a hard subject. Zoë – Echo’s older sister is murdered and Echo and her family – including Zoë’s boyfriend Marc, are still struggling with her death. When Marc gives Echo Zoë’s diary, Echo is given the chance to truly get to know and understand her sister – but will she take it?
I really did enjoy this story – so much more than I originally thought I would. Its money well spent if you ask me. I wasn’t looking for anything to complicated, I wanted a short and enjoyable read and that’s what I got, but I also go so much more because it was emotional, gripping and mysterious too. All you really know from the start of the book is that Zoë was murdered, but you don’t know why or by who until later on, and by Echo reading her diary, you also get to know Zoë and what happened before her death. I really enjoyed it. It felt as though Zoë was there all the way through and even though I felt Zoë was a normal teenager, she just made a few mistakes along the way but for her, she paid a very high price for them.
I really enjoyed Echo’s character too. She goes through so much with the death of her sister that she will do anything to try and hold on to her – even going after her sister’s boyfriend. Echo and Marc have a complicated relationship, they meet to talk about Zoë and find a common ground but that’s about it. I was kind of rooting for them to be together but I guess it could never really work because although Zoë is gone, she is still a very big part of their lives. Not only that but there’s secondary characters that play a huge part in the story too, which was great because it added that little bit more to the story.
Overall, Alyson Noël doesn't disappoint me with Saving Zoë and I’m definitely going to be looking out for more of her contemporary novels
One of my favourites from the series!
Another great story by K.A Tucker. I'm sad to see this series end. I'd love more. I'd love more from different characters, but I'm excited to read her new series.
I have to say, once I started listening to this, it was very addicting. I loved the narrator and thought she sounded like a younger version of Alicia Silverstone and I loved the storyline, it was entertaining, sweet and funny - what more could I have asked for?