Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Review: First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
Series: First Comes Love #1
Author: Katie Kacvinsky
Genre: New Adult Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
Format: Hardcover, 204 Pages
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Source: Borrowed from Wentworth Library
Purchase Here: Kindle // Hardcover
Summary: Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan is the exact opposite--full of light and life. It's definitely not love at first sight for these two. But slowly, fascination turns to admiration, which turns to caring, until finally these lone souls find love.
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 learn that sometimes love means having to say you're sorry.
First Comes Love teaches about life and love. Gray stopped living after the death of his twin sister, but when he meets Dylan, a girl so much like his sister, she shows him how to start living life again, instead of just existing. Dylan is just the opposite. She's full of life and lives every day to the fullest. Dylan has met many people, but she's never made a real bond with anyone, until she met Gray.
What started as fascination quickly became something more. But life and love aren't without obstacles. As their lives take them in different directions, Dylan and Gray have to determine of their love is strong enough to overcome their differences.
I love stories that have an emotional punch, so I really enjoyed First Comes Love. I liked that the way Dylan and Gray met and fell in love was so natural. There are a lot of stories where the love is instantaneous and totally unbelievable. Dylan and Gray take the time to really get to know each other and develop feelings for each other. They go through the ups and downs. So their relationship is very believable and real.
The alternating POVs provide deeper insight into both Dylan and Gray. We see Gray's struggle to move on and Dylan's struggle with the bond she made with him. They both add their own experiences to the story. I always like stories with two or more narrators. The story has depth it otherwise wouldn't have with only one.
I'm really excited to read the next book in this series. I can't wait to see what happens with Dylan and Gray's relationship. It's bound to be another emotional ride.
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