Featured Author for the Week - Lisa Schroeder
Next week The Day Before comes out in paperback! In celebration we will be featuring Lisa Schroeder for the next week. Today I'm reviewing The Day Before. Make sure you check in each day for more reviews and an interview and giveaway with Lisa Schroeder!
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
Hardcover (and paperback next week!)
First published June 28th, 2011 by Simon & Schuster
This review was first posted on my blog at Candace's Book BlogSixteen-year-old Amber, hoping to spend one perfect day alone at the beach before her world is turned upside down, meets and feels a strong connection to Cade, who is looking for his own escape, for a very different reason.
This is my favorite of Lisa Schroeder's books so far. I'm a huge fan and really hesitate to say it this, but I'm pretty certain that she blew me away even more with this book. It was beautiful and planned out perfectly.
She left us guessing as to what it was the day before OF, with only hints thrown in for the first while. We can finally piece it all together but still don't know EXACTLY what's going to go down. We get the pieces at the perfect moments and it was brilliant. The romance in this book was amazing. I could just imagine all of it happening and it brought me back to when I was a teenager.
I love verse novels and I read any I can find but Lisa's are my favorite. Her technique, her writing style, the emotion she puts in, her characters... she has it all down perfect. And when I read her books they inspire me to write. I use to write ALL the time. Now as a mom I tend to use my time to read because it's easier to deal with interruptions (which are frequent). But when I read Lisa's books I tend to feel a strong need to get some of my own emotions out and to create my own stories. So that is huge to me and I have to say a big thank you to Lisa for being able to write a book that moves me like that.
I very highly recommend you give Lisa's books a try. I love every single one of them, but if you don't know where to start I would recommend this one. It's a contemporary book and is a very fast read since it's in verse. It's gorgeous writing and once you've read one you'll want them all! Even if you've read verse novels by other authors I still suggest you try Lisa Schroeder. She has an easier style of writing and it tends to have this beautiful flow to it as others I've read have a completely different feel to them.
I posted pictures and a video on my blog because I visited Newport Oregon (where the book takes place) around the time The Day Before came out last year. If you want to check out those pictures and video they are HERE.
Find Lisa Schroeder on her Website/Blog and on Twitter.
Disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.
This review was written by Candace:
Candace is a wife and mother to two. She’s blogged at Candace’s Book Blog since November 2008. She enjoys a variety of genres including anything and everything young adult, some adult urban fantasy, a little bit of adult paranormal romance, some historical fiction and reads lots of childrens books. You can find her on her blog at http://www.candacesbookblog.com, twitter @candacemom2two and on goodreads.