Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

imageAmber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.

Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last

The Day Before gave me chills! I had never read anything by Lisa Schroeder before reading this. Now that I’ve read it- I can’t wait to read her other novels! The Day Before was a perfectly paced novel in verse that always kept me guessing. I didn’t know where it was going to go, and when it finally got to the climax of the story- I couldn’t have been more surprised. Lisa Schroeder’s build up to the main events were all executed really well.

Amber was a really strong main character and she held her ground well. Cade was weird, mysterious, and devilishly attractive. I love how their paths intersected. The way their day-long journey went was so fun to read. It felt like the main part of the novel took place over the course of a few months, rather than a day.

Lisa Schroeder definitely nailed this novel. I absolutely loved it, and will probably be rereading it really soon. I highly recommend The Day Before!

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