Publisher: William Morrow
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: From their first day of college orientation, Pen, Cat and Will seemed born to be close friends. Eventually though, Cat's decision to marry an unpleasant mate had loosened their magical bond and without its center, the group had drifted away from each other.
Now, six years later, when Cat emails her former cronies, asking them to join her at their college reunion, they cannot resist. Whatever nostalgic dreams the pair nurtured, however, dissolve when they are forced to confront a dangerous situation in which everything they believed about themselves and each other is brought into question.
Kritters Thoughts: From the description of this book, I wasn't quite sure what I was getting into and this was my first trip with Marisa de los Santos, after reading this book I will definitely be reading her collection and looking forward to more! Told from Pen's point of view, I didn't realize until the end how she saw life and their tri-friendship through rose colored glasses and avoided seeing some of the negative moments in their friendship.
Although the reader only learns of Cat in the past tense through the years of the friendship in moments of reflection, each character was distinct, but I could still see the ties that bind these three together. The characters that surrounded these three had lives of their own and helped fill the story, at times I loved them more then the central three.
The other small point that I loved about this book is that the years where the characters were apart - they had experienced some similar life experiences: deaths in the family, loves lost or found and change in what mattered most to each - these things helped to see how they would be when they reunited.
Throughout the book I kept thinking about my friends from my past and how different we are no as we were in high school and college - I am still friends with a few, but we have grown with each other, while others have drifted as we grew apart. I am glad this book made me take a moment and reflect on those friendships that are still very close and in my heart.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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Tuesday, October 2nd: Reflections of a Bookaholic
Wednesday, October 3rd: Reading Lark
Thursday, October 4th: girilichef
Friday, October 5th: The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
Monday, October 8th: A Reader of Fictions
Tuesday, October 9th: A Patchwork of Books
Wednesday, October 10th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, October 11th: The Feminist Texican [Reads]
Friday, October 12th: Book Spark
Monday, October 15th: Books and Movies
Tuesday, October 16th: Kritters Ramblings
Thursday, October 18th: Between the Covers
Friday, October 19th: Book Journey
Monday, October 22nd: Silver & Grace
Tuesday, October 23rd: Raging Bibliomania
Wednesday, October 24th: Book Hooked Blog
Thursday, October 25th: My Bookshelf
Friday, October 26th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog
Monday, October 29th: Lit and Life
Tuesday, October 30th: The Book Bag