19. lip 2014.

Red at Night by Katie McGarry

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Book summary:
"In Red at Night, Stella and Jonah are total opposites. She's the girl with purple hair from the wrong part of town. He's a high school senior who hangs with the cool crowd. Until a car accident leaves him haunted by guilt, and Jonah starts spending time at Stella's favorite refuge…the local cemetery.

Stella knows she should keep her distance—after all, she spent her girlhood being bullied by Jonah's friends. Once he's sorted out his tangled emotions, Jonah won't have time for her anymore. Too bad she's already fallen for him."
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18808865-red-at-night
        Katie McGarry is someone whose books are on my auto-buy list. In times when contemporary is not really my think there are always her stories that make me love the genre all over again. Her stories awake all those feelings in me and this one is not an exception.

        I always say that writing a short-story is much harder in my opinion. Simply you have less space to express everything and still you must put all you need in it. Red at Night is a story that has all that. It's emotional and beautifully written. You can feel for Stella and cheer for her and at the same time Jonah is someone who will find his way to your heart. You'll be happy to let him, though.

       Something really special to me was that despite the fact that this story was rather short still it wasn't insta-love one. I was really pleased to see that and it made me like the story even more. Also in this short story you get to see not only a love story but a story about tough growing up and fighting when you are still too young for that.

       All in all, this story was short and sweet. Something you'll enjoy reading this summer. Especially when you find it free on Amazon.



My rating: 5 stars

Happy reading, 

24 komentara:

  1. I have this waiting for me on my Kindle, I just haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed it. I always love a good contemporary.

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    1. I really hope you'll get to it soon. Thanks, Sandra :)

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  2. Every now and again I need something contemporary. And I've enjoyed books by this author before. But short and powerful has me ready to one-click! :) Thank you for sharing!!!

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    1. I really hope you'll read Katie's books. They are amazing. Thanks, Cristina :)

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  3. I'm happy to hear that it wasn't insta-love even though it was a short story.

    -Lauren

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  4. One day I'll have to try this author because everyone seems to love her series and I'm more and more curious about it.

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    1. I really hope that that day will be soon ;) Thanks :)

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  5. Aw, I really liked this too, though I wish it had been longer, you know? So we could have enjoyed Jonah and Stella more. But for a free novella and since it's Katie McGarry whose writing I adore? This was awesome! And I know! It wasn't insta-love. I felt like it needed a little more time to grow, but it's a novella *shrug* what can you do, right? I'm so happy we both enjoyed it though! <3

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    1. Yeah I wish. I always wish that with short-stories, though :) Yup, totally agree. Thanks, dear and me too <3

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  6. It's definitely hard to get character development and story development from short stories, but I do love novellas and one-shots (especially when I read manga) every now and then. Maybe I'll give this a try to see if I'll like Katie's writing! :D

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    1. Yes it is, but this one was quite good. I really hope you will. Thanks, Aimee :)

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  7. I got this of of Amazon a while ago and I am so glad to see your 5 star rating Tanja. I did enjoy Pushing the Limits by the author but I was never really interested in reading more... .-.

    I'm definitely more curious about this one too (plus it helps that it's a novella instead of a full length novel :P)

    Fantastic review, Tanja!! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. Yeah sorry about that. I really hope you'll read the rest soon ;) LOL yes, that too. Thanks, Rashika :)

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  8. I love that even though this was a short story it help enough info to make it feel like a full length novel and I love that 5 star rating even more!
    Great review. I need to make sure I have this one.

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  9. I love Katie McGarry books and I was so excited when this book came to the UK store! I agree, neither of her books are insta-love which I really admire. Even when they are as short as this, she can make you feel complete and happy by the end of the book. Lovely review, Tanja! :)

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    1. Yes she is really good at building romance. Thanks, Emma :)

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  10. I wasn't sure whether or not to pick this one up because of its length and, like you, I was worried this might become a case of insta-love, but I'm glad to hear it isn't. I can't wait to pick this up when I'm in the mood for a novella, now, so thanks for this brilliant review, Tanja! :)

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    1. I really hope you'll give it a try. Thanks, Keertana :)

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  11. I have this but I still have to read this. Katie McGarry is an amazing author and I'm so glad you enjoyed Red at Night. great review Tanja! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. She is totally amazing. Thanks, Janhvi :)

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  12. I loved the fact how this was a short story but wasn't insta-love, it was done really well! Despite that, I thought it was kinda a stereotypical story though. Pretty good for a freebie though!

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    1. It kinda of was, but somehow I didn't mind. Thanks, Jeann :)

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