Hey ya’ll! I am coming at ya with a “weekly” meme thanks to my friend Joe over @ Storeys of Stories! I really liked this idea because it is less commitment on my part (I don’t have to do it EVERY week, only when I start a new book) and gets me talking about books I have just started (or want to start very soon).
Straight from the horse’s mouth (if you will):
First Impression Friday will be a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little farther. Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end. Did you think you’d love it and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you exactly right? I think what will really make this meme a lot of fun, is linking back to it from your review to say, “Look at how wrong I was!” OR “See? I knew it all along!”
This week I started:
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
This book has been recommended to me since I have joined the community. I have already read Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett and it was mostly fine, and I started Serious Moonlight, but ended up returning it to the library in favor of something else. I am hoping that Alex is as good as everyone says it is though.
Alex Approximately is about a girl named Bailey who has made the decision to move to California to live with her father after getting fed up with her mother and step-father’s constant bickering and a mysterious “accident.” Because of this accident, Bailey is super cautious about what people know about her, which is why she hasn’t told the guy she has been messaging online that she moved to his neck of the woods. In the meantime, her dad gets her a job at this tourist attraction called “The Cave” where she meets a really nice girl named Gracie, and her new “arch-nemesis” Porter.
I mean I feel like it is pretty obvious where this story is gunna go. I am around 130 pages into it at this point and even though I have an inkling I know the direction, I am still enjoying the ride. I love how Bennett includes movie quotes at the beginning of each chapter; some I recognize, some I don’t. I also really like the brief message exchanges between Bailey (aka Mink) and Alex at the end/beginning of most chapters. So far it is a pretty great summer-y read, perfect for my mood lately. I predict a solid 4 out of 5 stars.