12. sij 2015.

(ARC Review) Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

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Expected publication date: January 13th, 2015, Simon Pulse 

My rating: 5 stars

Book summary:

"In this second book in The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Harper and Brody think they’re an unlikely match, but the senior class says they belong together.

As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents’ bitter divorce left her wondering what a loving relationship looks like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody the “Perfect Couple That Never Was,” her friends have been pushing her to ask Brody out.

Brody doesn’t lack female admirers, but Harper can't see herself with him. He’s confused about the match too. Yet they find themselves drawn together—first by curiosity about why the class paired them, then by an undeniable bond.

The trouble is, though they’re attracted to each other, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating clearly. If they’re the perfect couple, this shouldn’t be so difficult! Soon it becomes clear their class was wrong, and they throw in the towel. But they feel so changed from making the effort, they can’t forget each other. What if this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all?"


       It is no secret that I love Jennifer Echols. She is probably my favorite contemporary young adult author. Why? Because her novels are swoon worthy and sweet, but she also doesn't sugarcoat certain things or shies away from writing about sexuality. Second book in Superlatives trilogy was not exception. (You can read my review for Biggest Flirts here.)

      Five reasons why Perfect Couple was super:

  • Angst and drama. Sometimes these very things are the reason why I don't like a book, but Jennifer Echols is a queen of well written angst. You cannot breathe because of all tension and sparks flying all around, even if there is this tiny little detail that bothers you (no, I won't tell you - spoiler alert). 
  • Fun, but at the same time deals with some serious topics. Like, relationship with your parents and finding your own path. Being yourself. Finding self-respect and telling your douche-bag boyfriend that you can do so much better than him. Not being afraid to say what you think and going after what you want.  
  • Writing was flawless. As always when it comes to Jennifer Echols novels. Considering that they are more mature young adult, bordering with new adult, you will not find cliche descriptions, conversations or  characters. 
  • Not feeling guilty... about your sexuality. This is the best message that all of her novels have. 
  • Smiling and swooning. Perfect Couple is definitely one of the feel-good novels, so if you need something to cheer you up, to make you feel giddy like your walking on the clouds, this is a prefect book for you.

Happy reading,
*ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*
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Broj komentara: 12:

  1. I am so glad you liked this one, I really need to read the series!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. I couldn't agree more! I just adore this series, it is so much fun and I am really looking forward to the last book!

  3. Contemporary can be hit or miss for me, but this author's work looks like it might suit! I have to pick up one of her books the next time I'm in the mood for contemporary. A sweet romance with drama and tension and well developed characters is perfect!

  4. Oh so many interesting things there! I saw another good review about this one and that's great to see you had a wonderful time with it. I should try!

  5. Yayyy I think one contemporary writer comes to mind that manages to balance fun with the serious, and that's Kasie West. It sounds like this one was in the same vein as well. Thank you for the review!

  6. Okay, I'm glad I read this review. JE is also one of my very favorites, but I always feel like she writes two different kinds of books: the more young and fluffy ones (like Boys Next Door) and the more serious/mature ones (like Going Too Far.) By the cover, I just assumed this was fluffy. Thanks for straightening me out!!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  7. I love the way that Jennifer Echols tackles sexuality in her books too. I really liked this book too, Glass, but I can't wait to read Sawyer's book because he's perfect and I love him! Haha! :D
    Lovely review!

  8. I was surprised to see angst and drama at the top of your list of pros. Your feelings towards these two elements are similar to mine, so the fact that Jennifer Echols won you over with her version of 'em speaks volumes about the quality of her writing. Fantastic review!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  9. I still haven't read any of the books in Jennifer echolas new series but I've heard so many good things that I really need to get around to it again one of these days! Love that you loved it so much :)

  10. I've read a sum total of two books by the author and while I didn't particularly adore either of them, I do agree she tackles sexuality well. It's nice when YA books deal with sexuality instead of being all hush-hush about it. It's a part of our daily lives and especially when you're in high school with all those cray-cray hormones. :P

    I am glad you enjoyed the sequel, Glass! :)

    Fantastic review!

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

  11. I don't have a lot of luck with Echols, sadly, but I've been seeing so many positive reviews for this one that I'm curious enough to give it a try. Great review, Glass--love the list! ;)

  12. Aw, cute cover! I've only read one Jennifer Echols book and I really liked it. this one sounds really cute, and it wouldn't hurt for me to give it a try. Nice review, Glass!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts



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