Sunday, June 1, 2014

Review: Storm Warning by E. Lee & C. Quinn

Title: Storm Warning
Author: E. Lee & C. Quinn
Series: Broken Heartland #1
Publication: December 12th 2013
Genre: Young Adult ~ Contemporary
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Cover Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 4/5

Sometimes you can’t see the storm coming until it’s too late...

Severe Storm Warning Tip #1:
Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #2:
If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #3:
They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.

Situated just outside of Oklahoma City, Calumet County is divided into two drastically different communities: Hope’s Grove and Summit Bluffs. One is the small backward town where dirt roads lead the way to field parties and railroad tracks. And the other, a sprawling suburb where paved drives lead to the landscaped lawns of the wealthy and over privileged.

For five teenagers smack in the middle of Tornado Alley, summer is heating up fast. The winds of change are blurring the invisible line that divides the rich and the rural.

One has a secret.
One has a crush.
One has been lying.
One will get caught.
And one might not make it out alive.

They’re from two different worlds…but one summer is about to change everything.

Oh my gosh, this book! How can I start explaining my love for it? I just can't... There's too much feelings and emotions involved. Storm Warning was so wonderful, funny, adorable and heartbreaking — it left me in tears. And not many books actually make me cry so this is kind of great.

Storm Warning follows five different people, who are all connected in some way or another. I know there are a lot of readers out there who don't like multiple points of view... Sometimes I'm one of them but I can promise you that with this book it's something really special and I loved it because it was perfectly written the way it was.

Like I said before, this book follows five people: Cameron, Cooper, Ellie Jane, Hayden and Kyle. And I must say that I loved each and every one of them. If I had to pick a favorite I'd have to say Ellie Jane or Hayden. I just loved them together, I guess. But anyway, I loved all their invidual stories so so so much. Really, this book was something else. I haven't read any book like it before. It's amazing how I keep being surprised by these contemporary young adult books. It might just start being one of my favorite genres.

My only slightly less possitive point would be the ending. What in the world was that? I was shocked, simply shocked! That last chapter and the epilogue is what eventually made me cry but in the end we don't really know what happened. It was quite confusing but I'm sure it will all get cleared up in the second book. At least that's what I'm hoping for. 

Funny, so cute, wonderfully written and emotional, Storm Warning by E. Lee and C. Quinn was a very surpring and excellent read. I loved every single part and point of view of it and can't wait for the next book to come out. It's definitely become one of my favorite books so far this year. I loved it!

About the Authors

Whether you believe in destiny, divine intervention, or just plain ol' dumb luck, several things happened in 2013 that caused E. Lee and C. Quinn's paths to cross. It may have been that the stars aligned perfectly, or the fact anytime Luke Bryan was mentioned on a social media site both of them were tagged, or maybe it was just that their small town roots and country girl attitudes were magnetically drawn together—calling out to one another, “Y'all should write a book!” Despite geography keeping them apart—Lee in Illinois and Quinn in Alabama—they did. Thanks to three-hour phone calls, ridiculous amounts of online chats, and umpteen Google Docs—Storm Warning is the first book in their edgy new Young Adult series, Broken Heartland

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