Sunday, June 3, 2012

First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl always searching for what’s next, seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving and besides, opposites attract.  What starts as friendship, turns into admiration, respect and caring, until finally these two lone souls find they are truly in love with each other.  But staying in love is not as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they’re going to have to work at it. And learn that sometimes love means having to say you’re sorry.  -

This was a cute, sweet read.  The two main characters, Gray and Dylan, are as different as night and day.  She's flighty, spontaneous and a little bit of a free spirit.  Gray, on the other hand, is rather reserved, and a little broody over a recent tragedy that's taken place in his life. 

The things I liked about this book mainly had to do with these two characters and their interactions with each other.  I loved to watch how, little by little, Dylan is able to draw Gray out, get him to open up and pull himself outside of his grief.  Her open personality opens him up as well, wakes him up and gradually helps him to live again.  This was such a sweet and gentle progression, and it was so amazing to watch.

The only thing I would have to say disappointed me a bit was the last third of the book.  Don't get me wrong... it ended how I wanted it to, but I felt that things were derailed wrongly before they were resolved.  Dylan's choices made sense at first, but then later they don't when she explains them further.  I don't want to go into any more detail than that without ruining it for others.  Like I said though, I did get the ending I wanted, but I just didn't completely like how it got there.

The author's writing though was smooth, fast-paced, and well-developed.  Another one I've enjoyed by this author.  I do look forward to seeing more from her.


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