Saturday, 14 November 2015

Review: Light of Day by Allison van Diepen

Like any other Saturday night, Gabby Perez and her best friend, Maria, are out dancing. But this isn’t just another night. When a mysterious stranger warns Gabby their drinks have been drugged, she hurries Maria home. Sure enough, the next day, Maria can’t remember a thing. Gabby’s shaken by their close call. And she’s not going to stay quiet about it.

She opens up the airwaves on her radio show and discovers an even worse truth: the guy who drugged them was going to force them into prostitution. Then Gabby’s friend Bree never makes it home from a party, and Gabby fears the worst.

Gabby reaches out to the guy who saved her, the gorgeous stranger she knows only as X. As they dive into the seedy underworld of Miami, searching for Bree, they can’t ignore their undeniable attraction. Until Gabby discovers the truth about who X really is and the danger that surrounds him. Can their love survive the light of day?

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: November 24th 2015 by HarperTeen

Terri's Thoughts

**I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is November 24th 2015**

I know I am going to struggle with penning my thoughts on this book.  This was a YA book that I really enjoyed even though I am a couple of year (cough cough) beyond the age demographic that this is aimed for.

This is also a second book that covers the "Destinos".  I did not know this until the end when there was an indication that there was a whole story that happened before this one.  The good news is that it does not impact this story at all other than making me want to go back and read the other story.

I don't know what it is about the slightly dangerous, aloof and attractive male characters that draw me in.  This story had that with X.  To add that he was a genuinely caring guy with a cause added to the attraction.  The romance between Gabby and X drew me in from the very beginning.

To add that Gabby was a strong female character as well.  To say what is on her mind at all times and pour her heart out over the radio made me like her instantly.  Together the couple was a hit.

I will leave the plot details to those who choose to read this story.  I did not know what I was getting in to when I started this book and I believe that is part of what made me enjoy it so much.

I give this story two thumbs up and I strongly recommend it to the YA demographic, and those outside of it as well.  I will be purchasing the other story I enjoyed this so much.

About the Author

Allison van Diepen is the author of seven teen novels: Takedown, Street Pharm, Snitch, Raven, The Oracle of Dating, The Oracle Rebounds, and The Vampire Stalker. Her novels have been named ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and New York City Public Library Books for the Teen Age.


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