Thursday, June 13, 2013

Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg Review and Giveaway.

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Olive Bell has spent her entire life in the beautiful suburb of Vista Valley, with a picture-perfect home, a loving family, and a seemingly perfect boyfriend. But after a near-fatal car accident, she s haunted by a broken heart and a melody that she cannot place.
Then Olive meets Nick. He s dark, handsome, mysterious … and Olive feels connected to him in a way she can t explain. Is there such a thing as fate? The two embark on a whirlwind romance until Nick makes a troubling confession.
Heartbroken, Olive pieces together what really happened the night of her accident and arrives at a startling revelation. Only by facing the truth can she uncover the mystery behind the song and the power of what it means to love someone.

Released: May 2, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
Purchase: Amazon 

About the Author
Jordanna Fraiberg was born in Montreal, Quebec, and currently lives in L.A., where she settled after receiving degrees from Harvard and Oxford. A former national squash champion and Hollywood film executive, she now divides her time between dreaming up stories and chasing her toddler. She is the author of Our Song andIn Your Room.

My Review:
This book reminded me of how young hearts can so easily be broken. Olive thought she had everything, but she only had what she thought she wanted. It took a near death experience for her to realize what love truly is. 
Her mother got me mad, and I wanted to tell her to just let Olive be a teenager. You only get one chance to be a kid. Maybe if Olive's mother wasn't so "Stepford" then Olive would have had better self worth. 
I liked that Olive had a different life with Nick and it showed me a side her I liked. I am also a fan of music and that is what drew them together. I even got the song stuck in my head. The mystery of the accident was weird for me, because I have been in car accidents and they happen so fast. 
I liked the ending, and I would read a sequel with Olive dancing to her song on her 75th wedding anniversary!
I am giving this book a 3/5 because I don't think that I will need to read it again, and I wanted the love triangle to be a little bit more involved. I didn't like Derek from early on, and for me that ended the triangle. However the book made me question myself and I liked the ending. I also thought that the author did a great job in developing Olive's character. Olive was a different person by the end of the book.
I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own. 

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