WEEEE! So I’m back after taking a break to focus on school and work but I missed talking about books! While I’m not done with school I still want to get back to what I love because I need it! Hopefully when summer comes I can post a lot more consistently 🙂
Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron
Synopsis by Goodreads:
Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.
Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.
Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie’s face.
Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves “To Kill a Mockingbird” as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can’t help but listen.
The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie’s discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.
I first heard of Chelsea M. Cameron when I read her book My Favorite Mistake last year. I loved her style of writing and I immediately started looking her other books. The cover of this book, along with the synopsis, hooked me in and I definitely wasn’t disappointed!
Post-Reading Thoughts (slight spoilers!):
So I really really really liked this book (okay maybe I love it!). It was really interesting seeing how Zan and Lottie navigated their relationship given their history. When Zan reveals what really happened during the accident it definitely changes the dynamic of their relationship. I love how devoted Lottie is to her friendship with Lexie and how patient she is with her. I also love Zan as a person (well I guess technically ‘character’). He’s kind of like every girls dream: he expresses his emotions (!), he takes care of Lottie, and he really just wants everyone to get along and to move on from the terrible accident (that he feels absolutely awful about).
All the characters a very well developed and I truly felt like I knew them. From Katie, Lottie’s roommate, to Stryker, Zan’s friend, they all made a lasting impression with me. Chelsea Cameron seems to really know what she’s doing and is in tune with what YA readers need and want. I can’t wait for the next book to come out Faster We Burn, which is from Katie’s perspective. I am absolutely positive that it will be an amazing read! April 20 can’t get here fast enough!
I rate this book a 5 out of 5 😀
“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” ― Gustave Flaubert