Thursday, April 23, 2015

Review: Learning to Live by Jerrica Knight-Catania

Learning to Live 
by Jerrica Knight-Catania 
New Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 
Published on: December 1, 2014 

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:


Losing someone is never easy. The hardest part is learning how to live without them -- mentally rearranging your future now that your dreams have been shattered.

Devastated by the loss of her fiance in the World Trade Towers on 9-11, Jessica Brooks is certain she'll never love again. Hell, she may never even leave her apartment again. But circumstances force her back to her hometown of Atlanta and into the arms of someone who understands her pain.

Torn between mourning her fiance forever and finding peace in the midst of her grief, Jess must find the key to her happiness, the cure for her pain, and learn how to move on without the person she held most dear.

Learning to Live is a New Adult novel about love and loss, and finding comfort in the company of those you'd least expect.


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This book was intriguing and I really did enjoy the overall plotline. The author did a great job at catching the grief of having lost everything she loved on 9/11. 

The writing was also fairly good. I enjoyed the story. I had a hard time connecting with the main character Jess for several parts of the novel, but I enjoyed reading about her. 

I loved how the book portrays messages of hope and survival. I think fans of realistic new adult will enjoy this one, and it only cost 99 cents. So why not?  

So why 3 stars? It didn't really stand out of the crowd for me. It was missing that extra something to set this over the edge. 

Warnings/Side-notes: This is actually really tame as far as new adult goes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to 15+. 

The Wrap-up: An enjoyable, insightful book. Well crafted. I will be keeping tabs on this author. 

Love,

Danica Page

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