16 June 2013

Novella Reading Week Update!

Today is the last day of the Novella Reading Week Challenge hosted by the lovely ladies over at Fiktshun and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads!!
I set myself the challenge to read as many novellas as possible from the following list:

Flirting With Maybe by Wendy Higgins
Undone (Unraveling #1.5) by Elizabeth NorrisShadows (a Lux novella) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles #2) by Cassie Clare

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi
Daimon (a covenant novella) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 Bridge (Shade #2.5) by Jeri Smith-Ready
The Prince (The Selection #0.5) by Kiera Cass
I'll be posting my reviews next week when you'll be able to see how I got on, but in the meantime here's my quick review of my first novella in the challenge:
Crossing The Line by Katie McGarry (A Pushing the Limits novella)

What they say: Lila McCormick, Echo's best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most.

Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness—and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.

What I say: I really enjoyed Pushing the Limits and I have been meaning to read this novella for ages. Crossing the Line is a short and sweet story centred around Lila and Lincoln who have been pen pals since meeting years ago and fall in love from afar.
Echo is away travelling with Noah and Lila is left alone bored, stressed and confused about her feelings for Linc. Linc has a pretty terrible home life and Lila's letters help him cope.
I really enjoyed the story, and yes I know it's a novella but I would have liked a few more pages, but I guess the beauty of it was bridging the gap and giving secondary characters their own story. Fans of Pushing the Limit will enjoy this, as will those who appreciate a good short story!

4 Stars in my Sky!


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