Thursday, May 24, 2012

Letters From The Ledge by Lynda Meyers


(Cover Photo Provided by GoodReads)

Source- Thanks Lynda Meyers!
Rating- 4/5 SWEET STARS!


I am glad I gave this book a chance!


It brought me out of my comfort zone and into the wondrous world of New Adult fiction!

I decided to give this book a chance because I was interested in seeing how four lives would intersect. I also enjoyed the excerpts that Meyers provided online.

What I love most about this book is how each character is trying to figure out how to figuratively fly from their real life and into a place where they feel completely happy because they are with the people who truly love them. If a genie ever flew to me and asked me for my three wishes, I would definitely ask for the ability to fly. (the other two wishes would be for Adrian Ivaskov to be a real person and for a copy of Scandal by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur to fly directly into my hands that very second)

I enjoyed being able to find a remarkable story about belonging. Brendan, Sarah, Nate and Paige are each searching for love. Brendan and Paige are both trying to overcome past grave occurrences. Brendan is overcoming the suicide of a girl he loved named Tess and Paige is overcoming an event that happened three years prior that is surprising and elegantly revealed.

This novel may not be a page-turner that is easy to become enamored with, but it is a special story that will remain in my mind for the years to come. I loved how realistically each event occurred and how I came to admire each of the characters as the book went a long. I was surprised by the big reveals towards the end of the story and enjoyed learning how the characters dealt with changes.

This book diverges from the normal Young Adult market. For one, two of the main characters are adults. I felt that the adult characters, like Nate and Paige, were a wonderful addition to this incredible story of self-discovery. I found Paige and Nate to be a perfect couple to experience the ups and downs of life with. I love the scene when they are on a bridge in Switzerland together. I enjoyed seeing Nate relationship with Brendan grow. Nate was the perfect role model for Brendan.

Overall, Letters From The Ledge by Lynda Meyers 
is a marvelous and special story that I urge you to try!

To spark your interest some more, I have provided my favorite excerpt from the novel!

"Imagine if you will, a magical place, where the fog rolls in off the ocean each morning, covering everything in a fine, damp mist. Sometimes it's so thick in the valley you can't see five feet in front of you-kind of like smog, only clean. By afternoon it's been burned off by the sunshine, revealing these incredibly vibrant colors and animated textures, like the unveiling of a long awaited painting. The ocean rises up to meet the hills and the landscape practically breathes in time with the rhythm of the tides." (Meyers 20) 

12 comments:

  1. This sounds like a very compelling book!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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  2. It's SO funny that you mention New Adult now because I just learned about this new range like yesterday! x) I think it's such a cool idea that the characters are adults instead because it leaves so much more room for maturity and different storylines!

    Absolutely amazing review, Rachel! If you're glad you gave this book a chance, then I think I'll have to give it one too! :) <3

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! I really adored how this book explored the challenges adults face within their jobs. Thanks for another wonderful comment! :0

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  3. Rachel -

    Thanks so much for a lovely and honest review! I so appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on the story and its characters! I especially love the quote you picked...

    Thanks again!

    Lynda Meyers

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    1. Hi Lynda!

      Thanks for the chance to review your book! I really enjoyed. I'm glad you liked my review.

      You're welcome!
      Rachel

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  4. This NEw Adult thing is finally happening for real and I couldn't be more thrilled. This sounds like a wonderful addition to the group, I'll definitely check it out.
    Awesome review, Rachel! Thanks.

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    1. Hi Maja!

      I hope you try this book out! It's marvelous! I'm looking forward to more New Adult books.

      Thanks for commenting!
      Rachel

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  5. Oh, gorgeous quote! The cover didn't spark my interest initially, but your review definitely intrigues me, Rachel! It sounds like an amazing book. <3 And If I could have a genie to fulfill my wishes, I might ask for Adrian to be real too LOL! x)

    Amazing review, Rachel! So glad you enjoyed this book <3

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    1. Hi Hilda!

      Thanks so much for giving me such a wonderful comment! If only genies could be real...

      I hope you check out Letters someday.

      <3 Rachel

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  6. My teen daughter just finished reading (and really enjoyed!) an eBook called Hear by Jacqueline Abelson. Great plot, interesting characters and a real message of self– empowerment. Here’s the link:

    http://www.amazon.com/HEAR-ebook/dp/B0084V2WVC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1337991481&sr=1-1

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  7. This sounds like a perfect book for a vanilla lover like me. Excellent review Rachel. I'm going to check it out on Goodreads too. :)

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