The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
(The Coincidence, #1)
by Jessica Sorenson
New Adult Realistic Contemporary
Release Date: December 13, 2012
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.52
Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis available on Goodreads:
There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.
Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.
For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.
Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Warnings/Side-notes: I put this first because this book is New Adult and is meant for more mature readers. This book isn't as explicit as adult but neither is it as vague as young adult. I'd recommend this for 18 and up. There is a lot of sexual tension in this novel as well as sexual scenes.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: WOW! I got this novel on Amazon for 99 cents because it was one that I could count towards my 2013 New Adult challenge and because the synopsis and the cover drew me in so absolutely that I had to read the novel.
Even though I had heard good things about this book on Goodreads, I didn't really have high expectations for it. I thought it would be a decent albeit forgettable read.
I never would have guessed it would become one of my favorites of the year. It was my third favorite realistic contemporary novel I read all year, but it easily could have been first.
Callie and Kayden were two characters that I fell in love with. They just seemed so real and the chemistry between them seemed undeniable. Some readers thought that Kayden should have recognized Callie when he first met her, but I don't think so.
He had endured a traumatic experience and Callie looked a heck of a lot different than when he had last seen her.
This novel was an emotional journey that sucked me. I flew through this book in one sitting and was left wanting more.
Sorensen had a way with writing. There were so many lines that were so quotable. Her writing style was lyrical and beautiful.
This book was surprisingly really good. I definitely recommend it.
In Summary: Sorenson's novels are bound to take readers on an emotional journal. Her writing is eloquently beautiful and her characters spring off the pages into real life. The pace never falters. This novel is definitely a must-read for all fans of realistic contemporary fiction.
The Wrap-up: All in all, I adored this book. The ending was shocking. I won't say too much because I don't want to give anything away. However, I know everything will work out. I can't wait to read the second in the series. Sorenson's writing is definitely addicting and I can't wait to read more by her.
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