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Estelle: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Amulet Books Pages: 336 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: high school graduation, summer before college, sex, friendships, secrets Format read: ARC Paperback from BEA via Elena at Novel Sounds! Summary: Post-graduation life brings Wren and Charlie together the summer before […]

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August 28, 2013 - 11:15 am

Alexa Y. - I really adore your review of The Infinite Moment of Us, mostly because you managed to so eloquently express most of my feelings about it. I too loved the way it made me feel, the nostalgia, and the fact I could relate to the characters and their feelings. But I had trouble with the romance (a wee bit anyway) and the way it ends, and that’s where the book lost me a bit. Still, it was worth a read in the end.

August 27, 2013 - 8:57 am

Jamie - SIGH I’m so conflicted on if I should read this one. I have it on my Kindle and was really excited about it but then I only saw pretty bad reviews. Do you think this is a Jamie book??

August 24, 2013 - 6:11 am

Book Review: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle | - […] Rather Be Reading | Alexa Loves Books | Birth of a New Witch […]

August 15, 2013 - 11:41 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Yes! I think the nostalgic feeling was what really made me like this book. I had major problems with a lot of it, but I think that’s because I have major problems with just similar actions of teens in general – the “why are you choosing them over me?” whining or the angst that comes with dramatic relationships. That being said, I felt Myracle did capture how teens can be, which I felt was a huge plus. Overall, not a favorite… but I did really enjoy it!

August 13, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - My review for this one goes up tomorrow, so you can get a better idea on my thoughts. But I did want to say I agreed with you on the Charlie’s ex gf bits. I felt all of that lost sight from the story. It was a bit too much dramatic. Also, the use of some words through out definitely felt harsh to me, too.

Though I can’t relate to their type of love story, I definitely believed it to be true. I think when you’re young like that, and still so inexperienced when it comes to the world and the way it shapes your relationships, there’s an innocence to it that seems like nothing can hurt you.

August 13, 2013 - 10:33 am

Leah - I COMPLETELY agree that this is borrow-worthy rather than a book to buy. This was my first time reading Myracle and I had pretty high expectations. For the most part I enjoyed it, though that ending… I was seriously turned off by Wren’s actions/selfishness.

August 12, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - Thanks for such an honest review, Estelle! I haven’t had a chance to read The Infinite Moment of Us, but I’m excited to get to it now and see what I think of her writing style. I know showing vs telling is kind of a cliched saying now, but it really does change everything about a story when you tell it rather than show it. I’m also excited to read a book that explores sexuality – it’s such a tough age and I think too many gloss over it.

Thanks again for the review, Estelle!

August 12, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Sarah - The book cover is soooo gorgeous!!
After reading your review I had this Brand New song in my head http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDBp2SFIp8
It seems very fitting to the book

August 12, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Christina @ Allodoxophobia - This book is so polarizing! I think the people who like it relate to Wren, as I did, and the others are just turned off by her. I fully agree with you about the dreamlike quality of the romantic relationship. I really liked how Wren evolved as well and I’d be curious to find out what happens to her after she leaves home. Her parents killed me.

August 12, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - I’m really excited for this one because it’s by Lauren Myracle and the relationship sounds like it will make for a good read! I love that Wren is so empowered, too. That’s disappointing about the telling, though. It seems like a lot of people have mixed feelings about it.

August 12, 2013 - 1:59 pm

elean - the cover for this book is SO BEAUTIFUL and so is your review! i agree that “cock” sounds harsh but think of it as the chicken. curious to see what i’ll think of the relationship.

August 12, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I think the fact that I THOUGHT I was going to relate to this book and didn’t really let me down. You had the nostalgia that managed to keep you hooked and connected to the book, but I agree – That dreamlike relationship/feel totally had me just floating away and I could keep that connection going.
I thought I was going to relate to Wren in the sense that she’s always been the good child and she actually likes pleasing her parents because that’s what she does. It’s just how things went. But her parents were sort of nutso in their expectations for her and it kind of just went over the top. The story could have been the same with more.. “normal” parents.

August 12, 2013 - 9:55 am

Cassie - OH this book. So torn on it! I have to review it next week and I have just been THINKING about it and how I feel.

It had a lot of potential and elements I know we both did enjoy, though! and plus — THE COVERRR <3

Estelle: Let it Snow (Three Holiday Romances)

Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Myracle Pages: 368 Release Date: September 11, 2008 Publisher: Speak Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Paperback from the Library Why I picked it up: Saw it all around the blogosphere and had to get my hands on it! Summary: A romantical (and coincidental) collection of short […]

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December 5, 2013 - 9:01 am

Mistletoe: Four Holiday Stories (Stocking Stuffer Review) - […] been searching for another collection of holiday short stories since I read Let It Snow almost two holidays ago. Mistletoe‘s stories are a little shorter, and less developed but I […]

December 12, 2012 - 9:02 am

YA Review: Ex-Mas by Kate Brian - […] like the Let it Snow short story collection did for me last year, Ex-Mas was adorable and funny and got me rightfully […]

January 15, 2012 - 11:23 am

Estelle - Jana – you are too sweet. I’m glad that you felt the same way about Let it Snow that I did. It’s such a great collection and I really wish I had the time to read it again. But unfortunately it may have to wait until next December 🙂 haha

January 14, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This novel was a really cute read. I read it last year, around wintertime as well, and thought it was just a lovely, quick and fun read for the season 🙂

January 13, 2012 - 10:28 am

Magan - Jana, I agree! I think Estelle’s review is spot on, too. Estelle generously bought this book for me, and I read it over Christmas, too. I lovvvved John and Maureen’s stories. I felt like Lauren’s story was just a little too complex for a short story. There were issues that needed to be resolved in a larger time frame than she was allowed.

Aside from that, I feel like this should be a book I read every winter. It’s sooo good! Yay for you and Estelle introducing me to something awesome!

January 13, 2012 - 10:27 am

Magan - Jana, I agree! I think Estelle’s review is spot on, too. Estelle generously bought this book for me, and I read it over Christmas, too. I lovvvved John and Maureen’s stories. I felt like Lauren’s story was just a little too complex for a short story. There were issues that needed to be resolved in a larger time frame than she was allowed.

Aside from that, I feel like this should be a book I read every winter. It’s sooo good! Yay for you and Estelle introducing me to something awesome!

January 13, 2012 - 12:29 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - ESTELLE. I should just go edit my review and link to your review, and post “ditto”. I totally agree with and love your review! I felt the same about Maureen’s and John’s stories. They were amazing. Lauren’s wasn’t all that wonderful for me. And I know what you mean about caring about the characters so much! I just loved them! I was incredibly impressed with how much each story had to it. Everything was so well done. DEFINITELY a must-read. 🙂 Yay!!!