Sunday, November 8, 2015

Until We Meet Again

Happy Dunce Day!  It is a day to celebrate learning!  It is so important to keep learning and evolving even after you graduate from school.  I try to learn something new every day (I dislike being bored). Today is the day that the medieval scholar John Duns Scotus died.  He was from Duns, Scotland.  He believed that cone shaped hats (the dunce cap) increased learning potential. 

Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins is a young adult paranormal romance.  It is the summer before her senior year and Cassandra is forced to spend the summer with her mother and step-father at the Massachusetts North Shore (a rich community on the beach).  Cassandra is a bored teenager who would rather be anywhere else.  One night she decides to swim in the neighbor’s private pool and is caught by their security guard.  She is grounded by her mother.  Cassandra has to go to a party that evening (as punishment) and goes out to the beach.  She sees a light flash from the moon and then sees Lawrence.  He is also avoiding a party in his honor.

They gradually discover that they are both living in the same house but many years apart.  Lawrence Foster is from 1925 and staying with his uncle, Ned Foster for the summer.  The can only meet on this stretch of beach.  Why are they able to see each other and how is it happening?  Why only this stretch of beach behind the house?  Cassandra starts researching Lawrence and his family to find out what happened to him.  The more time they spend together, the more they fall in love.  Are they destined to be together?

Until We Meet Again is a story of two star-crossed lovers.  I am afraid that I did not enjoy reading Until We Meet Again.  I found Cassandra to overly dramatic and very spoiled.   There is really no chemistry between Lawrence and Cassandra (at least none that came across in the novel).  I found Until We Meet Again to be very superficial.  There is depth to the characters (we never even got Cassandra’s last name).  I liked the story idea, but not the final product.  The ending was unsatisfactory (and just made me call the book a bunch of twaddle).  I give Until We Meet Again 2 out of 5 stars (I like Lawrence and the ghost idea). 

You can get more information about Renee Collins and her works on her web site.  I received a complimentary copy of Until We Meet Again from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am currently reading Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray.  I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday.  I am off to the grocery store and then I have mounds of laundry to do (I am amazed at how many linens my parents use on their bed).  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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