by Karen Ann Hopkins
Received for Review from publisher
Young Adult Amish fiction
Release Date: June 26,2012
Average Goodreads Rating:3.66
Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis:
Your heart misleads you. That's what my friends and family say. But I love Noah. And he loves me. We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other's arms. It should be ROSE & NOAH forever, easy. But it won't be. Because he's Amish. And I'm not.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimers: I received a temporary electronic file of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I absolutely adore young adult fiction and Amish fiction, and so when I saw that my two favorite genres were combined, to say I was ecstatic is an understatement.
I went into this novel with really high expectations. I love the premise, I loved the genre, and I absolutely adored the cover. I went in expecting to be wowed. That's exactly what happened.
I absolutely love books about forbidden romance and knowing how impossible this relationship was...I had to read it.
I loved Hopkins' writing style. She drew me in from the very first page. Her writing was compelling and intriguing. I absolutely adored her writing style. And then there was the plot line, I've already said I adored the general gist of the plot. However, the way Hopkins weaved her story was incredible. I fell in love with the characters and the story from the very beginning.
As for the main characters Noah and Rose, at times they annoyed me, but on the whole I thoroughly enjoyed reading about them. I loved watching them as they struggled to work out their emotions and love for each other.
Their love at times seemed slightly shallow, but that didn't bug me as much as I thought it would. And they gave up so much because of their love for each other.
This book definitely falls more on the young adult side then the Amish side, but I absolutely adored the tale. I can't wait to see what happens in the sequel and will definitely be keeping this tabs on this novel.
In Summary: Basically, this book is the best of both worlds: Amish and young adult fiction combined into one incredibly written novel. Hopkins has artfully crafted a compelling novel that had me hooked from page one. I can't wait to see what's next.
The Wrap-up: I loved this novel. It combined two of my favorite genres which rarely happens. So when it does, I celebrate. This book was intriguing and brilliantly crafted. I definitely recommend this book.